Casserole all ready for the farmer, so no reason to say no. They called for me at noon and we tootled down the Dale the three miles or so to the pub. Delicious fish and chips and mushy peas in an old fashioned environment - lovely, easy going, dogs allowed in the bar with its scrubbed wooden tables and comfortable settles for sitting on. There were logs burning brightly in the wood burning stove and a lovely view from the window. What could be better?
After lunch we strolled next door to White Rose Candles, who have already got their Christmas candles on display. It is a fascinating place where they are making candles as you wander round and where the smell of melting candle wax pervades the air.
There is every sort of candle you can imagine, and every colour too. The easiest thing to do is to copy down their write up from their hand-out.
'White Rose Candles est. 1971 has a reputation for high quality handmade long burning candles, made in their old watermill using unusual machinery. Dinner, pillar, aromatherapy and church candles are our speciality. Also available are a wide range of candle holders.' You can get a better idea of what is on offer by going to their website at www.whiterosecandles.co.uk but I can assure you that their stock is absolutely beautiful and at present so very Christmassy. Do go and have a look on the web site.
I am putting on some photographs I took (with their permission) as we walked around.