Had a great day in York on Thursday with my best friend Pauline .... she usually has a little grand daughter to look after, but not this week as her own daughter was on holiday with husband and kids so we finally had a day to ourselves !! We decided to go by train as it is only a 40 minute journey from Durham and would save us having to drive there and back .... we were there by 10.30 and got a taxi into the city - both of us using walking sticks so we had to make sure we didn't walk too far in one go !
First stop - The Viking Loom - where I could pick up one or two 'necessary' stitching items :)
Had a walk down The Shambles' - one of York's famous cobbled streets and then time for a sit down and an early lunch .... after lunch more places to visit - we didn't want to go into shops you find in every town and city, but unusual ones - and York is full of them ! Particularly the 'Bear Shop' where there is a huge 6 foot black teddy bear standing at the entrance ! Soon time for afternoon tea and where better to go than Betty's famous tea shop ..... where we had delicious chocolate and raspberry cake and lovely Java coffee .... by 4 o'clock we were too tired and aching to go any further so hailed a taxi and went to find a train home ...
Great day out .... and now slowly recovering !
Yooooo Hoooo I am still here :)
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