Thursday, 24 August 2017

A Busy August

I've had a very busy summer with family visiting 
and it's not over yet!

We've been on lots of outings,
Middle Daughter at Totnes Rare Breeds Farm

and drawing together,

After everyone left, we decided to have a few days away up north. 
First we stopped at The Peak District.

Here are some of the cottages in Eyam, Derbyshire. This village has a very sad tale of how they were wiped out by the black plague in 1665.

And the very pretty Bakewell, Derbyshire.

York was our final destination. I've been here once before and loved it, especially the Jorvik Viking Centre. It's recently reopened after a terrible flood and it's even better now than I remember it! I didn't take any photos while I was there. I was too busy soaking in every second of the experience but here's a short video from the web to give you a taste..
They look so real! The smells and sounds are incredible too.

Finally, we visited the York Railway Museum. I enjoyed looking at all the shapes and designs and was particularly impressed by the interiors of the royal carriages.

Queen Victoria's carriage ~ love the blue!

I enjoy looking at all the workings too. I think there's something very beautiful about machinery.

It's a big time of changes in my family this week. Here's the first one I'd like to share with you. Eldest Daughter and her family are leaving London so her lovely friends organised a special leaving message in their honour. (Top row of writing in pic. below)
Not just any old cinema, it's this one. (See below.)

So big changes are afoot.
I'll be back again soon to tell of  other new beginnings.
See you then.xx


Tammie Lee said...

Looks like you have had some wonderful family time. Yay!
Wishing your daughter a wonderful time where ever she is headed.

Jess said...

Thanks Tammie!xx