Archive for the ‘Lincoln’ Category

Lincoln Cathedral

September 19, 2022

Saturday afternoon, following the farmers market in Castle Hill, I walked in to Lincoln Cathedral to sign the Book of Condolence for Queen Elizabeth II.

Strange times. I still can’t grasp she is no longer with us.

No charge to enter. I was able to have a wander around.

Normal service will resume following funeral on Monday in Westminster Abbey.

I was suprised the number of young children.

Rock Choir

September 17, 2022

Rock Choir performing on Castle Hill outside Lincoln Castle .

A pleasant change from the usual noise nuisance in this area and down in the city centre.

Afternoon in Lincoln

September 15, 2022

Autumanal weather , cold.

Late lunch. Needed

– watercress

– chicken thighs

– flour

For chicken and mushroom puff pastry pie.

I also needed a warm autumn coat

But first, pick up a bank card.

Not happy. Front blank. Card details on the back, not embossed. The three digit security code alongside. Apart from legibility, the three digit card is on the back to be separate from other digits. Now on one side. How is this secure?

Cappuccino at Coffee Aroma.

I am pleases they have turned off the outside heating. Unaffordable and bad for climate. Blankets are available. Or sit inside.

Junk food travelling circus

September 9, 2022

The junk food travelling circus is back.

My relief Tuesday, the Cornhill Cove finally dismantled, somewhat short-lived as already replaced by a junk food travelling circus.

Both are an example of Lincoln BIG squanders money squandered from local businesses.

The stench of junk food mingling with fumes from diesel generators.

Factory cheese. Visit The Cheese Society, too of the High Street, turn left.

Flavoured coffee. Visit Coffee Aroma or Madame Waffle


September 9, 2022

Bus failed to turn up, starting to rain.

Heavy torrential rain as I leave the Bus Station.

Luckily I was in a shop when it poured. I waited until it stopped.

Tuesday, Cornhill Cove eyesore dismantled. Only to be replaced by a junk food travelling circus. Stench of the junk food mixed with diesel fumes from the generators.

Walk & Ride to Lincoln Cathedral. Road closed but not at the entrance to the road. This caused problems for the bus.

I wished for lunch at Olé Olé but far too late. I thought to wait until re-opened for lunch, but feeling hungry, I ate at Elite in the Bail.

From Redhill Farm belly pork. This I will roll and adapt a recipe from Jamie Oliver.

Earlier, fennel from the market stall in the city centre. I have never tried fennel. I may have been served fennel as a mash in Athens. This too for Jamie Oliver rolled belly pork recipe.

Recommended to an American tourist places to eat and drink. Suggested she visited York.

Cappuccino from Coffee Aroma.

Afternoon in Lincoln

September 6, 2022

At long last eyesore Cornhill Cove has gone. An example of how Lincoln BIG squanders BID Levy extorted from struggling local businesses.

Walk and Ride to Lincoln Cathedral. Walk through Lincoln Castle to Olé Olé for lunch.

Why oh why do Nonna Juana Deli refuse to use Twitter. Third wasted visit, nothing I want. That is the problem with limited fresh batch pasta. But if used Twitter, could tweet each morning the pasta available that day.

Walking to and from Nonna Joana Deli, not only a waste of my time, adverse effect of coronavirus vaccine kicking in.

I look up and see dark clouds. It will rain. It rains, it pours.

Bailgate Deli, afogato.

Shocked to find the ice cream parlor in Bailgate closing. Why do they not try and find someone to buy the business? Maybe they have tried. Not as good as ice cream in Athens, but for England reasonable. Popular, always a long queue outside. But I wish they would not stick tatty bits of paper on the building.

Walk down Steep Hill.

Coffee Aroma now open until six. I stop and have an espresso.

Rogue trader cold calling

September 5, 2022

A man with a large white van blocking entrance of the drive cold calling need drive cleaning.

A cursory glance at the drive shows no work required.

Cold calling in a No Cold Calling Zone

When sign pointed out, that it was a No Cold Calling Zone, the response was I don’t take any notice, nor of the sign on the door.

He then turned nasty, tried to grab back his leaflet, shouted abuse and refused to remove his van.

Always retain flier as evidence, note time, and notify the police. Also if possible take photos. If local forums, use to alert others.

Afternoon in Lincoln

September 2, 2022

Last night. Adverse reaction to Moderna. Last night ice cold.

This morning feeling very rough.

I would wish to rest not go out.

Walk & Ride to Lincoln Cathedral.

Lunch at Elite on the Bail. Not visited for a while. Quality has not been good. And eaten out. I am pleased to say lunch was excellent.

Royal William IV lunch

September 1, 2022

.Following a coronavirus vaccination, I decided on lunch at Royal William IV. If that is I find something on the menu I may like. Not far to walk and I could have a rest.

Good location, sit outside overlooking the Brayford.

I have visited before, a year ago. Service not good. I cannot recal if I ate, but if I did food was not good either.

I sit at a table. Nothing happens, no one brings a menu.

I ask a lady siting nearby if they bring a menu. She points me to a table with a menu.

No one comes to the table.

I again ask. I am told I have to go to the bar.

Inside: very dark and gloomy.

I place my order and order a drink. At least half froth. I ask that it be poured away and a fresh drink poured. Did they really think they could get away with serving short measures?

Salt Talus Vermont Session. Excellent.

Slow roast belly pork with potatoes and vegetables is excellent, generous portion size. Excellent. very tasty.

Piss poor service but worth the wait.

Dinner eaten I finish off with another half.

A visit to the toilet. Disgusting. It stank. It needs to be closed, a deep clean, and well ventilated.

Meal expensive. More than I would pay for lunch.

to be completed.

Welcome to The Asylum Steampunk Festival food and drink guide

August 26, 2022

Steampunks food and drink guide.

Take a wander around and outside Lincoln Castle.

Avoid the corporate chains, support local independents.


  • Coffee Aroma
  • Madame Waffle
  • Stokes at The Lawn

wine and craft beer

  • Steep Hill Wines
  • Beer Headz
  • Lincoln Distillery


  • Slow Rise
  • Dough LoCo


  • The Cheese Society


  • Olé Olé
  • Olivares

fish n chips

  • Elite on the Bail


  • Pimento
  • Bailgate Deli

fresh pasta

  • Nonna Joana Deli

ice cream

  • Dennett’s ice cream parlour

tea shops

  • Bells
  • Bunty’s

sausage rolls

  • Redhill Farm Shop

Please support local independents.

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