We are moored as you know in Lydiate on bollards which is a treat, although we re no where near the bank.
Yesterday (Saturday) we did very little. I got the paint out and began to do a spruce up by starting on the exhaust and the chimney’s as they are long overdue for some paint. During the afternoon our blogger friend Debbie and her partner Dan came and paid us a visit. Debbie owns NB Tickety Boo. We have followed each others blogs and are on Facebook together and so it was finally nice to meet up face to face. We laughed and chatted as though we had known each other for years, which I guess we have in a round about way.
The evening was spent watching Star Wars DVD’s and then it was off to bed at 9.30 pm because we were both tired.
This morning the sun was shining through the pigeon box announcing another beautiful day. We decided we would go off and explore Lydiate.
The Scotch Piper Inn dates back to 1320. It is said to be the oldest Inn in Lancashire.
First we visited St. Catherines Chapel, Lydiate Abbey. It is very picturesque and peaceful although only a stones throw from the road.
This head sone got me intrigued. Mace Lovelady, what a beautiful name.
We then walked to Lydiate Hall.
Lydiae Hall Farm has Peacocks roaming free and they were very happy to give us a display.
Lydiate Hall is a ruin now, but still has a presence.
The old fireplace.
It was such a stunning place in the 16th Century.
After a walk through the woods, we had a pot of tea in the tea room The Hay Loft. They also have a farm shop, where you can buy fresh fruit and vegetable. It is well worth a visit. We then walked the other way through the village, which has a Londis, a village cafe and off licence. So ideal for bits if your deaperate.
The afternoon was spent relaxing, I got on with more knitting of my dishcloths and then it was back into the Star Wars DVD.