Friday, 28 June 2019

A little trip to Yorkshire

For at least two years Kate and I have been trying to get together, but life (and death), dogs, work, weather, health and goodness knows what else always derails our provisional plans.  So why should our tentative arrangements to meet in late June be any different?  It would have been so easy to call off a quick trip in Bill, she would have understood that I feel so crap right now . . .

But I went, even though I didn't feel like it.  And the planets aligned.  The weather was fabulous, the campsite was a delight and my stroll with Kate and Miss Moss was one of the nicest five miles I have walked in a long while.  We took our shoes off and splashed through a stream "just because we could" even though there was a clapper bridge just a few feet away, we chatted and laughed, we probably got too much sun, and her dear silly dog was fabulous company.

Perfect lunch stop provided by Nature.  Photobombing provided by Moss:

It was rather special; I could very easily fall in love with North Yorkshire, nah, scrub that, I think I already have.

The only noise at the farm-based campsite was birdsong, and the occasional whiny from a beautiful ebony mare with her three-month old foal.

Back home for what is threatening to be the hottest weekend of the year for the south of England, but it will be much cooler here whilst I think about the housework  :-)


  1. How lovely that you finally got to meet up with Kate and Moss. The weather looks fabulous and it sounds like you had a lovely time - I hope it helped to lift your mood a little. I love the mare and her little foal :) The camp site sounds very much like the one I've just been on, nothing but the sound of birds singing and sheep bleating - my idea of heaven :)

  2. Sounds like you had a great day with Kate & Miss Moss. Falling in love with Yorkshire & dogs isn't very hard & throw in a couple of beautiful friends & all is right with the world. The mare & her foal are gorgeous too & background scenery that I adore is the icing on the cake in this post. Have a lovely weekend, take care & huggles.

  3. Looks idyllic, just what the doctor ordered methinks.

  4. Oh, how wonderful! Such a lovely trip AND you got to meet Kate, not forgetting Miss Moss.
    What a beautiful part of the country and those blue skies!
    Enjoy your weekend relaxing and I'm sure just thinking about the housework means it's almost complete. πŸ˜‰

  5. It looks and sounds as thought you had a lovely and much needed break away. Good company is always such a tonic!
    Best wishes

  6. Glad you had such a lovely time. It certainly does look lovely, those blue skies, and good company, both human and doggy, just what you needed I think. I left a message on your last post but it looks like it's gone missing, sorry about that.

  7. Sounds like a fabulous trip! Good for you for going anyway and having a great time. Its that inertia thing, remember?

  8. Hope that you'll enjoy the memories of such a beautiful place & great company, which will help you feel much better in time. xx

  9. It sounds like a wonderful get away. I'm happy you were able to take the time and enjoy and relax. I found you through Milkweed & Teasel!

  10. 🐾 🐾 Thank you to everyone for your lovely comments, they are very much appreciated ☺️


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