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Monday, 22 October 2012

girlie getaway...

it may seem that I haven't been at home much of late ...with journeys here and shopping trips there but believe me I have and the tottering piles have been getting on top of me despite my best efforts... so the bliss of driving away with a packed bag...and boarding a train to York...was wonderful! Even better was that I was meeting up with my dearest school friends (sadly one down as Liz couldn't make it) but Jan, Chris Julia and moi gathered in a nice clean quiet Band B for some R and R and putting the world to rights and catching up on our lives. Hard to believe it is almost a year since we last met...and this time it's "Four of Our Housewives Are Missing!"


I love train travel...it's so simple to get on a train and sit and read and look out of the window with no responsibility other than to get on and get off...perhaps I could start a therapy called "train relaxation" and arrange the tickets for people to do just this and then come home again, you don't even need to stay away a night!


I love the quirky stations with their legacy of the amazing Victorian engineering now overlaid with all mod cons and electronics and wifi...and I love the smooth new trains and all the people I can watch as I travel...


I was in the purple zone at Penrith...not sure if that's just my state of mind...






the B and B was quiet and clean and restful...no 'stuff'... and it was easy to walk into the centre of York...I love the mix of ancient wonky walls and modern commerce..so many lovely independent shops and inspiring galleries...and of course Tea Establishments...




 
 
 
 



the beautiful and truly awe inspiring York Minster...




parts of the Minster are being repaired and it's amazing to see the simple blocks of stone being turned into intricate carvings...
 


just loved this sign..wonder who lives there?




and when you get to this point it's time to head back for a cuppa tea and a lie down before you head out for lovely evening meal...no cooking, no washing up and no 'what's for tea'...just sheer enjoyment and lots of fun as we celebrate friendship and simple joyfulness!



hope you had a great weekend too...back to making soon!xx


3 comments:

Down by the sea said...

What a great time you must have had in York, ow lovely to catch up with old friends. I have never been to York but your photos remind me of Winchester. I love your pictures of your railway journey, Those stations are amazing and don't get the recognition they deserve.
Sarah x

Emmie and Emma said...

We had a wonderful time, and it will stay in my head and heart. I too love railways and stations, they are a monument to an amazing age!

myzoophotos said...

Ooft! York Minster. Beautiful. I love it. I always say when (not if!)I win the lottery I will do my doctorate on ecclesiastical history at York. sigh

Lovely photos!