Last week, Ma and I went to Plymouth and it mostly rained!
Plymouth is a long way to go for gin but that’s what we did. We like train journeys (especially when you get to see the sea!) and had intended to have more of a wander around the place than we actually did, rain stopped play and Ma had not been well, she missed my birthday party and had spent most of the previous weekend in bed being ill, which is very unlike her.
So we went for lunch and wondered around the hoe in the drizzle before our tour of the distillery began.
I’ve been on a couple of distillery tours now and we did the Plymouth tour about 15 years ago, it’s much slicker than last time we went.
After the tour you could go to the bar and get a free gin and tonic or a miniature of gin, I opted to pay for a martini and take the miniature home! We also visited the shop and I’m the proud owner of a bottle each of navy strength gin and Plymouth fruit cup, which even though I’m not drinking very much at the minute (no really, I find it hard to believe but over my birthday weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday, I had three drinks, and today that martini and a small glass of wine. I hardly recognise myself but I think my liver may be relived!)
The sun came out just before we were due to leave, which is often the way, this is England after all! There was time for an ice cream..