Saturday 28 October was spent with two lovely ex-work colleagues in the pretty town that is Worcester. Despite my personal views regarding my old place of work since the redundancy (post here), I’m very grateful to have met some beautiful ladies with equally beautiful souls – they’re good eggs!
After being introduced to my friends home town earlier this year during the summer months, we agreed to meeting earlier this time round and making the most out our day in Worcester. When you’ve not seen friends for a good few months, you definitely need so much longer than a few hours to have a proper catch up – the hours just fly by! After falling in love on my initial visit to Worcester, I was excited to revisit. Our aim was to have a right old chin-wag, play tourist, fill our bellies with good food and to have a little browse around the shops of Worcester; and that’s exactly what we did. We went from circling round a coffee table in a coffee shop to overlooking the River Severn to eating finger-lickin’ chicken wings to deciding which scarf to purchase in H&M.
As soon as we stepped foot in to the town, all three of us had a catch up over coffee at our forefront! First stop: Coffee shop – oh and cake too! I opted for the seasonal gingerbread latte (I highly recommend trying this) with a side serving of a deliciously dense lemon sponge cake which was a tough decision as their choice of cakes were on point. We made tracks before our catch up got the better of us.
We then made our way through the farmers market, peering at what the stalls had to offer before we came across Edward Edgar’s statue amongst shoppers of a very busy town. Playing tourist, of course we had a few snaps next to ole Edgar, a Worcestershire composer that stands at the top of the high street as an iconic feature where he gazes over the Cathedral.
Continuing with admiring our historical surroundings, our feet then led us to stumbling upon Worcester’s magnificent Cathedral amongst the autumnal falling leaves and gloomy skies. What an absolute beauty of a building! Worcester Cathedral sits on a bank overlooking the River Severn. Continuing with our tour, we admired the Cathedral’s rear views overlooking the River Severn, remains of the city walls built way back in the day and popped our heads inside the Cathedral to take in its exquisite interior.
After a lovely walk through the fallen leaf and slightly chilly streets of Worcester, we decided on Miller & Carter for lunch – to be honest with you it was the fixed priced set menu that attracted us otherwise I don’t think we would have bothered with the overpriced dishes! The meal was delicious! I opted for sticky chilli-hoisin chicken wings served with buttermilk ranch dressing for my starter followed by a sea bass fillet served with creamy mash, lobster and prosecco sauce, tempura samphire and fresh tomato salsa. I asked for a side helping of tarte sauce as the aforementioned sauce and salsa was lacking. My friend ordered the same starter as me whilst the other went for salt and pepper calamari served with chipotle chilli mayonnaise (my second choice) to start. For their main dishes, one of the girls followed with bourbon and cheddar beef meatballs topped with melted cheese and and the other decided on the prime steak burger both served with seasonal chips. We all really enjoyed our dishes and would definitely recommend! We then took to the shops to help walk off the food and spend some of our hard earned money. I bought a lovely snood from H&M and some cute chelsea boots from PRIMARK.
After a fun-filled day with plenty of catch-up conversations, our lovely day together soon passed and it was time to fetch my friends car that was ready to pick up from the car wash – £6 to leave your car to be washed, dried and picked up before 5pm. Literally a three minute walk from the town centre. Talk about killing two birds with one stone – thank me later. A beautifully spent Saturday enjoyed with two lovely ladies!
How did you spend your Saturday?