Wednesday, 19 November 2008

I love York!

I'm back, briefly!... And, needless to say, completely in love with York! ;-)

Completely in love with the beautiful Minster... my photos will never do justice to this wonderful cathedral. I was so much in awe. So lovely inside as well as out. (Just look at the sky whilst I was there!!)

Completely in love with the querky streets and alleyways...

The fabulous buildings...

...and shops








And I have not even started on the wonderful York National Railway Museum...


York is my sort of place..totally! I can't wait to go back! I adored this city. We sampled various coffee shops, tea rooms, inns. We also did Jorvik.

And I wanted to shout to all of my friends...

And... did anyone see the football results on Saturday!!

Yes, I was there....(top of the league now ! ;-) T'was cold but worth it!

Much more of York to come over the next week or two...but now to more important things..a WINNER!!

My friend's name is Carol..and the winner is Rosie :

http://rosiepblog.blogspot.com/

Well done ! ;-)

And finally a big 'well done' to Nich, who got his MA results yesterday, whilst travelling back on the train from York...what's more... on his birthday!! ;-)

27 comments:

Cocoa and blankets said...

I am so glad you liked York..we love to go shopping there...I want to hear all about where you went to...I guess we take it all for granted...maybe next time we can meet up for cake at Betty's
love H

April said...

I love York too, but not been for ages!

Well done to Nich and your lucky winner Rosie!

April xx

Rosie said...

Oh, wow, what can I say - thank you so much - that's made my day:) Glad you had a super time in York - it is a great place isn't it? Your photos are wonderful and capture it so well - congratulations to your son too and thanks again:)

Simone said...

York looks like a wonderful place I'd love to go there one day. Well done to Rosie! Congratulations Nich and Happy Birthday!!!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Glad you enjoyed York - love your slightly quirky photographs - such a change from the usual ones we see of tourist cities.

sharie said...

I've always wanted to go for a mooch around York, I bet the shops were wonderful and all christmassy. Green with envy here ;-)

viv wild said...

It's a great place isn't it. My great great grandfather had a shop in the Shambles in about 1900.
Am intending going back there soon to research more of my family history.

BTW How did you get that countdown to Christmas on your site? I love it

Sal said...

Viv...click on the part at the bottom of the pic, where it says 'Get Widget' ;-)

Josie said...

looks like you had a lovely time, great photo's. hubby and I usually go on christmas eve, look round the Minster and shops,so some last minute shopping and have a meal out, it makes it special as it's his birthday the day after
Josie x

Bertha De Wyshes said...

Hi
York is a very beautiful city indeed but it was made all the more special, for you and Nich being there together sharing quality family time.

The look on Nich's face must have been a picture on his birthday,when he was festooned with all that CK stuff he never knew he needed. lol!

A little birdy tells me that there is another birthday to celebrate.
Is it not a year to the day when
Sal's Snippets (the blog, not the movie) was born ?

Hippo Birdy Two Ewes
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Hippo Birdy Dear Sal'sSnippets
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Shirl said...

Happy Birthday Sal! Congrats to Nich and so very happy you had a great time in York. Your photos are lovely and I've just added York to my wishlist for weekends away next year (well, it's been awhile lol!).

funkymonkey said...

Congrats on your 1 year birthday and well done to Nich. I'm envious of your visit to gorgeous York. Hve a great day at the fair on Saturday.

Tracey

thevintagemagpie said...

Hi Sal,

The photos of York are gorgeous. Hope you are all ready for Saturday... I'm am still no where near...oh well looks like I shall be burning the midnight oil AGAIN tonight!!

See you there xx

Miaou said...

I love York too - we took the children down for a visit (we are in North Scotland, can see the Orkneys from here!)and I think we did exactly the same things! Shambles, Minster, Railway Museum, Jorvik. The kids are still talking about it.

Cloudbusting said...

What a lovely blog you have, Sal! I love the photos of York, would love to visit Little Betty's cafe!

Country Bliss said...

York looks beautiful especially Betty's tea rooms, very inviting. Congratulations to Nich and good luck with the fair tomorrow.
Yvonne x

She'sSewPretty said...

That looks like a wonderful place! I love seeing different parts of the world through my blogger friend's eyes!

Bobbie Lynn said...

What awesome photos. You lucky girl. : )

Rhondi said...

It's was a long time ago that I was last in York. I think it is a wonderful city! Thanks for the memories!
Rhondi

Lace hearts said...

I haven't been to York for years, but it is such a fabulous city and your photos are lovely.
Just popped in to say good luck at the fair today. I hope you have a really successful day.

Josie-Mary said...

York looks lovely, I fancy a trip now. Good luck at the fair today, hope it goes well & you sell lots :) x

Wild Rose said...

I love Little Betty's Cafe ~ going up those creaky stairs and sitting by the window with a view of the street below.

Thanks for sharing your photos ~ did you get to the Castle Museum? This is a place that I forgot to mention when you asked for suggestions ~ it is well worth a visit.

Marie x

Ragged Roses said...

That's it, I've definitely got to get to York!!!! Congrats to Nich!
Kimx

Ragged Roses said...

That's it, I've definitely got to get to York!!!! Congrats to Nich!
Kimx

Vintage to Victorian said...

Likewise, Sal, great to meet you - and Mr Snippet! I was glad to get home, but what a lovely day, wasn't it.

Sue x

Tilly Rose said...

HI Sal, I have just been looking at 'hen House' and have seen some of the photos of the vintage sale today and I have to say your stall looks fab, please let me know if you are doing any fairs locally...

xx

Amy said...

A wonderful happy birthday to your Nich!!!!
Thank you for the tour of York. It is just as I would have imagined in my mind. I would love to someday be lucky enough to travel across the ocean and see these things in person. Until then I will travel with you!!! You don't mind do you?
Amy