A Pictorial on Nottingham, with a Mr Him Style Bonus

Dear reader, this week Mr Him and I abandoned house, temporarily and not due to its occupation by so many others, and ventured north.  We drove 5 hours up various M's (m23, 25 and 1)to attend an event. Once said event was over we did a bit of sightseeing.  Prior to showing you the sights I will delight you with a style dabble Mr Him tried out, after he saw a male friend sporting the 'look'. As we know Mr Him will not be outdone on the style front.  

I think that he can get away with this as the bag is of a sombre and masculine  colour and blends with his dark suit. It's a change to see him deviate from fruit.

We were told by friends that whilst we were up north we should visit Nottingham.  We caught a train from the  town we were staying in and the first point of interest was 'big' Marks & Spencer. Here I found a confluence of clothes spread across the floor of Nottingham. Jeans collection, summer collection, classic collection, petite collection and more. It was the Indigo collection that I was wanting and I found it.  I bought a kimono. Mr Him didn't. 

We then headed for more ancient sights than Marks & Spencers.  The castle, 

 which has sandstone caves underneath. 

The oldest inn in England  (If the sign is to be believed. )
We had a drink.  Then another drink.  Summer cup was the specialty here. 

 Here we saw 'the fishman'. We don't have fishmen in our part of the world.  The fishman sells fish from his basket as he wanders the pubs and town centre. 

This pub is built almost under the castle and is built into a sandstone cave.

 A local gentleman at the bar told me that we should visit The Malt Cross next.  We did. 
This is a pub with a resemblance to crystal palace.  

Lastly we headed to The Canal House.  A pub with a barge inside and accompanying canal! This is not usual, dear reader.  In the UK we do not build canals in our drinking establishments. 

Pie was the gastronomic speciality and I felt obliged to sample scoff the chicken and tarragon offering.  

Later full of the sights, drinking establishments, pie and summer cups we headed for the station.  


  1. What a wonderful outing.
    I am disappointed that the Mr didn't buy a kimono though. And would love to see canals running through rather a lot of establishments.

    1. Canals should be compulsory, then you could leave the car behind.

  2. Great tour love that old Inn and the pubs would be fun.

  3. So...what's in a summer cup? I know what's in a pie.

    1. It was a fancy name for a Pimms I think. It tasted quite Pimms and lemonade like.

  4. Are the fish that are sold from the basket fresh or already cooked? I keep imagining an old sot sitting in the pub with his fresh-caught fish... forgetting about them and the "aroma" becoming overwhelming ;-)

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  6. Sounds like a very nice trip. England has so many pleasant places to visit. I hardly ever leave the mountain now except when I have to, and sometimes I regret it when I do.

  7. I think you have to pick your places to visit. There are some fabulous sights. I had no idea about these until I visited.


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