Sunday, 7 September 2014
Bring Me Sunshine ... at least I hope so, because I've spent the afternoon planning a little jaunt, starting with a night of Art Deco glamour at the Midland Hotel, now restored to its Streamline Moderne glory. Will I meet Poirot shuffling down the corridor with his spongebag?
I've been wanting to visit, if only for tea, ever since the hotel reopened a few years ago. (You can read more about it here and here.)
I think I last visited Morecambe c1975 and even then people were cracking jokes about watching the traffic lights change.
This afternoon I discovered this old Alan Bennett play. If you go to 47.34 you'll see his elderly couple, newly retired to Morecambe - surely based on his Mam and Dad - having tea at the old shabby genteel Midland. Look out for the Eric Gill mural. Then they're off for a run up to Windermere, which is where I'm heading next.
By 'eck ... it made me feel ancient.
Now can anyone recommend somewhere for a nice cup of tea and a nice clean loo?