I participated on a Quirky workshop weekend at the Cycle Cafe. It was a really fun, easy-going, and productive learning experience, with sustenance from very good home-made food in a stunning setting. Teas, or coffees, and home-made biccies are brought to sustain the small group of participants through the day, and a fabulous, and very tasty lunch was provided. The tutor on my course was great - explaining processes, and showing patience, as well as encouraging us all with our creative endeavours. The Cycle Cafe, on the edge of the village, is in a super, country setting, with views to Greystoke Castle, and the surrounding countryside. The gardens are well maintained, and grow some of the food for Cycle Cafe meals. Cyclists stopping here seem to be very well catered for with sustenance for riders, and also for their bikes.
The owner of the Cycle Cafe (Annie) is a very welcoming, and helpful person, and a very good cook. In fact she's a dynamo of a character filled with fun, cheeriness, and full of really helpful advice both before and during the course. Being on a coeliac diet was no problem here, and there are even courses on gluten-free baking! Thank you, Annie.
On this experience, I'd recommend courses here, and there are lots of them to chose from in all sorts of subjects through the year. I had a fabulous time, came home with my newly made creations, with new skills, and was well sustained with quality fresh food in the process. I'll be saving up, and hope to return for another workshop as soon as I can.
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