I haven't been at my craft desk for a couple of days, but I know that some of you love seeing photos of what I have been getting up to, and the English countryside, so I took lots for you. We have been away, visiting good friends in a Yorkshire village where we lived when we were first married. Always a treat, even more so at this time of year, Graham is a fantastic gardener, just look how beautiful it is. The weather was hot and sunny, and we spent all our time out there, watching the bees and butterflies, it was so peaceful............
We went on a train journey on the North Yorkshire Moors railway. They are old steam trains that have been beautifully restored by volunteers, running through some of the most glorious countryside. If you are ever that way, don't miss it. They put us in a first class carriage, so the four of us sat in a rather splendid carriage in armchairs, sipping coffee from paper cups which rather destroyed the illusion of grandeur!
|we chugged past lovely little country stations...........|
|one of the beautifully restored steam trains..............|
|lovely stacks of old suitcases in the waiting room........|
|for the signalman to flag down the trains.........|
|in case of fire.........|
|Sir Nigel took us back to Pickering. A more recent steam train, but very famous............|
We ended up having lunch in Pickering, and a browse around the town, where we discovered this cake shop, a visual feast!