Friday morning saw the start of the new season for the Packet Boat water bus on the Lancaster Canal. It was a wet and cold morning on the water but the welcome on board the canal boat was extremely warm! With an endless supply of food and hot tea we sat back and enjoyed the view.
As PR work goes, entertaining journalists over a quality meal in pleasant surroundings is definitely one of the high points of the job! This is just what we did a couple of weekends ago at Lancaster House Hotel, when writers covering Woman's Own, The Times, Fresh magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times and The Sunday Mirror were in Lancashire to hear more about Taste Lancashire 08 and visit some of our finest eating places and food retailers, and to meet our food producers.
As a member of the Lancashire Rural Tourism Initiative (LRTi for short) team I was lucky enough to spend yesterday visiting some of the rural tourism businesses that have received funding support from the project. It was great seeing first hand how the grant money had been spent - everything from all-terrain access vehicles for those with limited mobility to new car parks at visitor attractions!
I rushed away from work on Friday to get up to Holgates Caravan Park with some friends for the weekend. A great haven courtesy of my parents who have a caravan (more like cool crash pad) there. First thing on the menu was food and wine so a quick stop at Booths in Carnforth saw me stocking up on Morecambe Bay Shrimps and crusty bread (starters), Bowland beef with all the trimmings (main) and a selection of great Lancashire cheeses for if we made it through the rest (which we did).