As Saturday morning dawned DH and I left the house at 6.30am for a trip to York christmas shopping. The journey usually takes a couple of hours and with it being Christmas we thought the park and ride might be busy, so we decided to leave that little bit earlier, "the early bird catching the worm" and all that.... the dawn broke en route
The roads were quiet, and we arrived well ahead of schedule, the streets were deserted and some of the shops were just opening their doors.
York Minster at 8.45am
The streets did not stay quiet for long..........................as you can imagine.
This lovely little gift shop was full of felted Robbins first thing in the morning, I went back at the end of the day to buy one and they had sold out!!!!!!!!
Some of my favorite shops are in York, Kath Kidtson, The White Stuff, Little Bettys below with lovely cakes and treats, and the White Company.
A brand new Jo Malone store had just opened the day before, I treat myself to a bottle of perfume and the lady who served me gave me a free sample too. Wow, I was in heaven, it couldn't get much better. Late afternoon we needed to rest our weary legs ,a welcome cup of tea and cakes in the church, with a great Gospel choir singing carols. Dragging ourselves into the crowded streets we did a little more browsing and a took a look at the ice sculptures, they were fab.
An early tea and home by 9pm, I was happy but exhausted.
I took this photo about a week ago, this is our village green it looked so pretty and picture postcard.
But on a practical note this weather is a nightmare to most people. Luckily I managed to get to work most of the week, but on returning home after a late shift last Friday night I got stuck on our estate road, the snow on the road was still deep and it had turned to icy slush. Apparently I was not going fast enough to get through it and the car just stopped and stalled. Trying to move was impossible, the wheels just went into a spin. It took about six people to push me into the drive, exhausting..... Is there any sign we are over the worst, I don't believe the weather forecasters anymore. I didn't get to Harrogate either, but looking forward to a day in York soon, weather permitting !!!