Thursday, 14 April 2011

Where we went and what we did.

Hmm, blogger is behaving oddly! I can't add words above my first image for some reason! I uploaded ie9 when we got home, is it that, or is blogger being weird?
Anyhow, enough of that. I promise not to bore you with dozens of pictures, just a select few. Look at the beautiful four poster bed we got to sleep in. I couldn't resist a picture of that.
Although we were based in Harrogate we didn't spend all our time there. We did have a look around, every time we went near Betty's tea rooms there were huge queues, or we didn't have time to visit. LOL I was amazed at how many crafty shops there were in town, sewing shops, stitchy shops, haberdashery, knitting....... Would you believe, I didn't visit a single one. I did stand outside and drool over a couple of them though. LOL
We visited Skipton castle and had a look around the town. Very pretty.
My Hunney the history buff loved the castle.
We had a total of three days out in York! Yep Three.
On the first of them we met up with Quilt Sue. (Can't add links in the usual way either! Look here to meet Sue... ) We were supposed to meet on the steps of York Minster. Well of course, dimwit here thought the first set of steps she came across was the front steps. LOL With the assistance of our cell phones Sue did manage to find me. We had a walk around the shops and stopped for lunch before Tony and I escorted her back to the station.
It was lovely to meet her. Later we took the bus tour, it was a relaxing way to see the city. My Hunney took dozens of pictures of the old buildings and higgledy piggledy streets.
Of course you know what we did on Saturday. :-)
Monday and Tuesday were taken up with our return trips to York. We visited the Jorvic museum, the quilt museum, the Railway museum, the York museum and spent more time shopping and exploring the town and park.
I may not have done any crafty shopping, but I did treat myself to a Cath Kidston bag ( ) and some new clothes. The moment I smelled the Lush shop ( ) I knew I had to spend time and money in there too.
Thank you to everyone who congratulated Tony. He's a very happy boy. :-)
Edited to say........
I think it's an ie9 issue, everything works perfectly when I use chrome on the 'big pc',
I couldn't even publish from my laptop.
Has anyone else done the update? Did you have issues?


Mad about Craft said...

So glad you loved York, I love York. When we lived in Sheffield we used to go quite often and one of our friends lived there at one time.

Every so often I have problems with Blogger - it must have been designed by a man - lol

Jenny said...

What a great time you had! Love the four poster bed, and the castle, just adore all that historical stuff, as most Kiwis do. Probably because our history is so mu ch younger. And wonderful that you met up with a blogger friend too.

Janice said...

You are making me jealous Lou. It looks like you had some glorious weather for your little sojourn. We hope to visit Skipton and possible Harrogate on our trip so will be asking you for some pointers on what to see. It must have been great catching up with Sue in York.

Jewells said...

I LOVED York.. booked in for 2 days and kept extending it.. ended up staying 5 days and still didn't want to leave. Is the ruins of the Viking Village UNDER the city still able to be seen by going in a train going BACKWARDS??..cheers

Ali Honey said...

Looks and sounds like you had a splendid time.
Well done that clever kiwi!
I love your t shirt!