Ello, I'm back, albeit briefly, to share some snaps of my very swift holiday. Him and me drove up to York on Friday, the weather was glorious so we had a mooch around York, had afternoon tea at Betty's Tea Rooms and spent some time in the National Rail Museum. I really do wish that I could up sticks and move to York, it's such a beautiful city.
|Upstairs at Betty's Tea Rooms York... swoon!|
|Chris amidst the maple deco panel work|
|my favourite, the Yorkshire Fat Rascal...|
|I presume it's called the Fat Rascal as it's almost bigger than your face!|
|Me and a rather swish art deco train called "The Duchess of Hamilton"|
|Note to self... nightly Bile Beans keep you healthy bright eyed and slim!|
Saturday saw us drive to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and we idled away a few hours on some lovely steam trains, I have never seen such gorgeous carriages as the ones here and the journey is very long, I cannot recommend a day out here highly enough. We took the train from Pickering to Goathland (where the TV series Heartbeat was filmed) but you can choose to carry on as far as Whitby, I imagine that's a rather spectacular trip.
|Inside the train carriage, I love all the little deco details|
|wooden train carriages|
|Goathland, also known as Aidensfield, home of Heartbeat|
|Aidensfield (Goathland) high street|
We the drove up to Alnwick as Chris was playing a gig, here he is mid solo...
|Chris with Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra|
On Sunday we went to one of the UK's largest second hand bookshops... Barter Books. Housed in Alnwick's old railway station, this place is something else! I could have spent all day in there.
|Getting ready for some book lust|
|Books... old and new!|
|They have red velvet chaises to lounge upon whilst reading... plus! Why does Alnwick have to be so far away?!|
Now I'm back home, sulking as the weather's naff and I have to do grown up things!
In other news... service on this blog will be sporadic until mid August I'm afraid, and I cannot completely divulge why at present, except that it's rather exciting and as soon as I can tell you I shall. A little clue is that it involves approximately 20 lites of paint, most of it, green!
I'll be back soon