…Part 2

August 20, 2009

The hotel we stayed in had quite a nice bar where they served a full English breakfast every day. Of course Moopy had to try it and luckily it passed muster.

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We visited the Weston Park Museum where there was an excellent exhibition about insects as well as the regular rooms showing the history of Sheffield and the metalworking industries, and a lovely natural history section.

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Moopy wasn’t scared of the bears but prefered to play with new friends in the polar exhibit.

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We spent a lovely afternoon in the botanical gardens. It was a warm sunny day so most of Sheffield had the same idea and it was hard to find any space on the grass! We eventually negotiated the footballs and frisbees and sat under some magnolia trees with the radio to listen to test match special. Unfortunately it was the last couple of hours of England’s dismal defeat in the 4th test of the Ashes, but as we new it was inevitable by that point it didn’t spoil the afternoon too much! (Better luck this weekend boys, although judging by the start today you’ll need it!)

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There is even a bear pit which I didn’t know about until this visit. You could go inside which was a bit spooky, there are still little alcoves in the sides leading into the ring.

I hope you enjoyed the virtual tour of Sheffield, I think Moopy will be back on the blog in the future!



  1. Hi Cat,
    I bought my bag from Asda in Poole…would you believe! I have to hang my head in shame at the mass production thing but I couldn’t resist it…£2!
    I’ve put the stall at the gallery off until the end of Sept. Just not enough hours in the day! Be great to meet you if you pop along then though x

  2. OHHH that breakfast! I could eat that now ! 🙂

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