The Manor House is a beautiful old house and we were lucky to have such a pleasant sunny day. It enhances the mood. Mind you, you actually couldn’t really tell you were in such a beautiful old building as the room seemed much like any other classroom.
It was such a lovely day and the drive over there was very pleasant. I actually sat in the park to have my lunch. Well, there was a nip in the air, and you couldn’t have sat there too long, but considering it was October and I was in the North of England, and considering the terrible weather we had the day before, it was pretty good.
I attended another event at the main festival – all about “The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth” by Frances Wilson.
The Ilkley Playhouse is a treat, and it is so good that they manage to put on such an impressive festival in such a small, out of the way place. There are still some events going on if you’re interested. http://www.ilkleyliteraturefestival.org.uk/user/whatson.php
It’s a place I could see myself living – small and cosy but lively.
I had a fantastic Balti afterwards as well. Check out http://www.thefoodplace.co.uk/restaurants/49743/Balti+Chef+in+Ilkley/