So, it's a month since we were on holiday in York, so this is just a round up of what we got up to.
We left these two in charge of the house.
York Minster. It doesn't have such a dramatic setting as some cathedrals, but is still pretty cool! This shot was taken from the city walls, which we walked all the way round.
Newcastle on the train to see my BIL, who had very thoughtfully researched some wool shops to visit. This is Wooly Minded in the centre of Newcastle, which had a nice range of affordable yarn.
Metro to Segedunum, where Hadrian's Wall starts and there are remains of a Roman fort. Amusingly the Metro signs at Wallsend station are in Latin!
Whitley Bay, where there was another wool shop (Ring a Rosie), which was about to shut as it was 5pm, and some lovely views over the bay.
Castle Howard, which had big display about the filming of Brideshead Revisited, and extensive grounds to get lost in.
York Castle Museum, including the Victorian Street, which we had virtually to ourselves.
Clifford's Tower, which had a LOT of steps to climb.
Flamborough Head, where I did my GCSE geography coursework many many years ago. There were lots of stairs here too. I fell off the bottom one and landed very gracefully on my bottom on the sand, which the OH thought was hilarious.
Poppy's and Ramshambles (see below) and liked both of them. They have different stock so it's worth a trip to both.
And these are my purchases (I also visited Gillie's fabric shop,, a short walk from the two yarn shops). Mostly for Christmas presents so I can't reveal more at the moment!
Phew, think I'm all caught up with blogging now, which is good as I'm back at work tomorrow.