Sunday, 14 October 2012


On Saturday we went for a drive to the Yorkshire Wolds, of course the reason for the visit was to look at a very large piece of kit, ie a chassis for TH's vintage 4WD.

Where we were going was just past York on the A64, in the direction of Driffield, just past Stamford Bridge, where I believe King Harold met King Harald of Norway for a battle in 1066. The bridge itself is a beautiful bridge with little places for people to stand and it is controlled by traffic lights, as only one vehicle at a time can pass.

We found the village which had a green and a main street with a couple of little roads off it. There was a stream ran through the middle. It was a typical British village and the house we visited was so cosy and beautiful but I believe in Winter the wind comes almost straight off the North Sea, being only about 30 miles away, over the limestone edge of the beginning of the Wolds. I always thought I wanted to live on the East Coast but have since had second thoughts as I believe the last few winters have been really bad. Maybe the other side of the country.

I've just added this bit - we were treated to a lovely lunch of home made soup and bread, my soup was sweet potato and rosemary and it is the nicest soup I have ever tasted, the bread was dried tomato, made by hand, not machine and there was also bread with walnut. It was so light and melted in the mouth. I hope we visit there again. How hospitable some people are, we were going to buy something and the first thing the lady said was, "come in, you will at least want the toilet after driving so far" then offered us lunch too!

Our poor little cat hasn't been at all well, not eating and just sleeping. I will take him to the vets tomorrow if he hasn't made a marked improvement. I do worry so, he seems to be a bit confused too. He is about 15 years old not and I so hope we aren't going to lose him just yet, as he is so loved by us.

I love cloud formations, we were just on our way back but it bucketed down on the way home on the M62

This was a bit closer to home.

Our beautiful cat, Merlin! Sorry it's a bit dark, I hadn't edited this one.

That's it for today. I did manage to have a very short bike ride to the centre today, to get some chicken to give to our invalid. He sniffed it but didn't eat!


  1. Glad you were able to cycle for the chicken At least your weather must have been reasonable , it's been heavy rain most of the day for us over in the east. Hope the cat is better soon.
    Brenda in the Boro