Brown/Blue Spotty

4 July 2011

June Events

LM was away at Le Mans and returned 14 June ~ happy to be home but more tired than expected, he could barely keep his eyes open.
I walked to Tuesday Stitching Group that week ~ our host lives not too far from me so I decided to walk to boost my exercise for the week.  It was a hard walk as it was all uphill!  I did feel better for having done it though.  We were a small group that night and our host, who always treats us to lovely homemade goodies had made strawberry pavlova ~ it was wonderful.  There was also a show and tell as she had finished her quilt ~ had I known I would have taken the camera to get a picture as it is absolutely fabulous.
LM had planned that we would go out for the day on Wednesday, so we set off to Richmond in North Yorkshire.  I was driver for the day ~ well LM had just driven back from France, and I really enjoy driving which some people find strange.  We had a lovely time ambling around chatting & looking in gift and antique shops. 
We found the perfect baby gift that had been eluding us in Dot's Place on Castle Hill ~ a gorgeous shop that's well worth a visit.  LM found this in a n antique shop ~ a 100ft metal retractable tape measure bound in leather which looks barely used. We got Fathers' Day gifts while we were there too.  We lunched at The Crossview Tearoom ~ fish & chips for LM and Bacon, mushroom & stilton baguette for me.  If you're going to Richmond I can recommend this place ~ the staff were really friendly and the food is all freshly cooked and was gorgeous.
One of our favourite places in Richmond is York House Antiques, sorry I couldn't find a link for this ~ it's an Aladdin's Cave of a place arranged over several floors and you could spend hours looking around.  They have a mix of old and new, weird and wonderful.  I'm fascinated every time I go.  I got this flat iron.

I didn't fancy a run up the motorway so we detoured a little (especially as I missed a turn!) along the A66 via Barnard Castle, Staindrop, Tow Law & Lanchester ~ it was a lovely drive, much nicer than joining the stream of vehicles up the A1.  If only we could spend every day just ambling around ~ how nice would that be?
Have a happy Monday.



Christine said...

Sounds like a lovely trip, I love that route through Barnard

jane said...

Sounds like a lovely day - haven't been to Richmond in ages. We had a similar couple of days last week, in Wensleydale and then a wander round Skipton. I agree, it would be lovely if we could do it every day!