Not so Lazy Sunday

Guys, i have had the best Sunday. My mum & stepdad came to Sheffield & me and owain took them for a tour around the Kelham Island Museum and then onto  Smoke BBQ restaurant for some food. We also stopped off at a coffee shop and tea room as well. Here’s a summary of some of the lovely things we did!

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The Grind Coffee Shop

We stopped off in The Grind first for a Sunday morning coffee as me & owain had always wanted to go but had never got round to it. It was busy but we managed to find a table. The atmosphere was great for a Sunday morning & they were selling the most gorgeous smelling breakfast & food imaginable. There was a little wait for the coffee’s but they did apologise and we could see they were rushed off their feet. They also sell fresh fruit & veg as well as the best salad and finger food imaginable – King Prawns & Duck Confit anyone? I will definitely be going again. The place had a real vintage feel with jam jars for the sugar pots & they had fresh sunflowers on all of the tables. The pictures above really don’t do it justice! Check them out here. You can also follow them on twitter here. SO WORTH IT!

Kelham Island Museum

After coffee at The Grind we wandered over to the museum, which is next to our flat we just never realised! it’s £5.50 for an adult with gift aid and you can spend as long as you like in the museum. There’s the world most powerful surviving steam engine which they give demonstrations of every few hours. It’s great seeing this in action as it’s something many people will never experience. There are displays on the Steel Works & workers, Engines, Bombs, Knifes & Saws and general engineering bits & bobs. There’s also a gift shop where i bought 2 rings (not pictured), one is a silver ring with a celtic pattern & one is a silver ring with a blue stone. Both really pretty and fit perfectly. The Museum is a good day out and really interesting if you’re stuck for something to do on a day off. Check it out here.

Kelham Island Museum Tea Room & Cafe

After making our way around the museum we stopped off for food & a drink in the cafe next to the main entrance. My mum & I had Tea & Scones which were lovely & Owain & Garry (stepdad) had salmon & cream cheese sandwiches with a side of chips. Really good prices and the food was high quality. We did have to wait a while for the food to be brought to us and they forgot our scones as they were really busy but i suppose i can forgive that. I also enjoyed a pot of tea 🙂

Smoke BBQ Restaurant

“put the fork down, it’s time to get dirty”

OMG where to start? You can smell the BBQ before you even reach the front doors. Located under the cheese grater car park in sheffield next to the Genting Casino, Smoke is a new BBQ style restaurant. They serve what they call ‘pit plates’ which is basically a load of meat covered in sauce topped with more meat. We  ordered 2 of these to share between 4 of us and my god were we full. On each of the ‘pit plates’ came a large turkey leg, half a plate of chips, pulled pork, a rack of ribs, sausages and a side such s coleslaw or onion strips. Doesn’t sound like a lot but boy does it pile up! The staff were lovely & attentive and we even washed it all down with dessert. I DID NOT have room but i managed to stuff it down! I also had a lovely chocolate milkshake and a pint of American Red Beer. To top it all off we sat on a table which was a large barrel. Pictures above if you can see them properly! We left, happy but definitely not hungry! Want to check it out? Look here.

After the food we walked back to our flat and literally collapsed. No one was even ready to think about more food and i don’t think i can even think about it anymore once i’ve wrote this! My family have now gone & me and owain are having a wind down. By this i mean he’s playing xbox, i’m blogging and were both thinking about going to bed within the next hour. We live crazy lives!

Safe to say my weekend got better & i couldn’t have asked for any more! How have all your weekends been? Hope they’ve been as good as mine, share your stories below!

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