Hazlehead Park was filled with families when we arrived to walk our dog in the woods there.
And wellies seemed to be the order of the day as everything was sodden after days of rain.
We headed for the cafe at the end of our soggy saunter in the hope of a very late lunch and were delighted to find that at 3.30pm there was still plenty to choose from.
I was also really pleased to see one of the soups of the day was one of my favourites – Cullen Skink – while my husband chose the vegetable broth.
We both opted for toasted sandwiches on brown bread – ham and cheese for my husband and cheese and tomato for myself.
The cafe is clearly a popular spot – it was very busy – so we were surprised when our food arrived fairly quickly.
My husband’s broth was thick and full of veg and barley. He said it was very good.
My Cullen Skink, although not as creamy as I’d have liked, had plenty of fish and tatties.
It was also tasty. Both sandwiches were well filled and satisfying. They came with lovely fresh salad, creamy coleslaw and ridge-cut crisps.