On Saturday the 10th of September, we woke up to weak rays of sunlight trying to get the better of the overall layer of grey. Checking our weather app to see what the day would have in store for us, we were surprised when, contrary to earlier forecasts, it told us it would be mainly dry, with only a slight chance of rain. Nevertheless, we decided to stick to our original plan, and start the day with an indoor activity.
And no, it did not involve a ride in the time machine! Or perhaps it did, in a way, as the first part of Saturday's adventures was a trip back in time.
Foolishly, I'd only checked the visitor centre's website minutes before our arrival, which is why I only saw the Book a Spot button at the very last moment. Nevertheless, we decided to give it a try and see what happened. Judging from the number of cars and the coach parked in the spacious car park, it was quite busy - it was a Saturday after all - so it was with some trepidation that we approached the building and took the lift with its waffle-patterned doors to the first floor.
The nice lady at the ticket office assured us that there was no problem to fit us in as long as we didn't mind the inevitable crowds. Thankfully, these turned out not to be of the school children on an outing variety. Instead, there were one or two well-behaved groups, who seemed to be a couple of steps ahead of us, so that we could enjoy our visit and immerse ourselves in biscuit-making history in relative peace.
A most perfect ending to a most perfect day!