Family, Food, Photos

Gisburn- anniversary night away

Last week me and Rob had a lovely night away in a tiny village called Gisburn to celebrate our 3rd Wedding anniversary. We had been looking forward to it for ages and it lived up to our expectations and more!

To begin we dropped off our little man to stay overnight with granny and grandpa- I was a bit nervous as they haven’t had to have him overnight before and do his morning routine (which includes physio, inhalers and 9 different medications on top of the usual stuff!) but he had a fantastic time and the grand-rents coped marvelously.

Playing at granny and Grandpa’s
playing with the choo choo- the first thing he asked for when he woke up! Not missing mommy and daddy too much then?!

Then we went to Clitheroe for a nice meander round the shops

D. Byrne and Co in Clitheroe
D. Byrne and Co in Clitheroe


and a lovely lunch at Cheesy Tchaikovsky’s (see here)- a little specialty cheese cafe in the centre of Clitheroe. I had a delicious cheese scone based pesto tart and Robin had a cheese board with a selection of breads and biscuits plus a fantastic pickled fig chutney which was made on site.IMG_1558

Me at Cheesy Tchaikovsky
Me at Cheesy Tchaikovsky
Me outside Cheesy's
Me outside Cheesy’s
Love cake hate diets- my life motto!
Halloween window display

We stayed at the beautiful boutique bed and breakfast called the “Park House Hotel” opposite the church in the picturesque village which is near to Clitheroe in the ribble Valley.  You can visit their website here.

We chose to stay in room 8 which was right at the top of the hotel. It was a large king size double room with beautiful views of the church across the road. Each of the rooms have a specially selected colour scheme, room 8 has Farrow & Ball Skylight. We had an original fireplace, a role top bath and a beautiful bed headboard that was made from fabric and looked like a painting.

park house hotel gisburn room 8
Room 8- our bedroom for the night!
Fabric headboard
The church- the view from our window


Taking a dip in the role top bath

At Gisburn we had coffee and cake at a little deli just around the corner from the hotel, where we had a chat and a laugh looking through the ribble valley magazine at all the expensive houses and luxury items available to the elite!

After a few hours in the hotel reading our books, relaxing and having a bath we got ready to go out for a meal at the lovely La locanda Italian restaurant.

La Locanda
La Locanda



chilling at the hotel
chilling at the hotel



Tasty Starter- mozzarella parcels
Rob’s main- fish soup
Rob’s starter of pears wrapped in carpaccio beef with walnut and blue cheese sauce

The next day we had a lovely breakfast in the dining area of the hotel before setting off home back to pick up our little man- we missed him so much!

Breakfast is served!

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We had a fantastic time relaxing, eating, chatting and laughing together- a fantastic way to celebrate three years of marriage don’t you think!?





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