Saturday, 20 July 2013


Sheep Day


We had lunch at another one of our favourites, The Woolly Sheep Inn

Fluffy Angora rabbits at the Petting Zoo

Skipton Castle

I recognised one of the Medieval dancers--a recently retired secretary from the University! Glad to see she's enjoying her retirement!


It's a long way down to the canal below--and it seems like it'd be so drafty!

Lady Anne's Yew tree

I love that last line--"the present inner wall dates only from Tudor times (c. 1485)". Oh, only 1485. So it's not that old, then.

The "new" kitchen

13th Century Chapel


We've been having a heatwave in the UK--the longest unbroken stretch of sunny days in a decade! Hoping to take advantage of the hot weather, we decided to go to Scarborough on Saturday morning. Of course, while it had been in the 80's and sunny in Leeds all week, it was 64 and cloudy in Scarborough. Even so, there was a pretty big crowd in town and on the beach.

It's 64 degrees and cloudy. Seriously.

Enjoying scampi and chips on the boat launch with our seagull friends

Despite the clouds, we went ahead and got our feet wet

The donkeys were on their lunch break

One of the oldest pubs in Scarborough

Another cool old building--we found these tucked away behind the main drag

We had tea at this lovely little tea room

And this ice cream was really good--very creamy!

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Mom's Birthday in Harrogate

Mom & I went to Harrogate for her birthday. It was so lovely to have tea and tour the Harrogate Spa Pump Room, and have absolutely no mention of Independence Day for once!

Afternoon Tea at Bettys

The tea was just perfect--the sandwiches, scone with cream & jam, and little cakes

The Pump Room had a really interesting museum, too, and then we shopped around for a bit before getting the train back to Leeds. Richard met us and we had dinner at Cafe Rouge, a French place downtown--Bon Anniversaire, Maman!