Tuesday, August 24

Frugal Food, fun and Friends!

YorkshireDales

Good weather had been predicted on Sunday so we went for a motorbike ride with friends. Our neighbour knows the Dales area well as he was brought up there. He led the way and we were happy to follow, it was a proper mystery tour! We had never been on some of the roads before, but the scenery was utterly spectacular!

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We stopped in Reeth and had a wonderful picnic. I say wonderful as it was a bargain! I only had a few minutes to prepare so I threw some eggs in a pan and hard boiled them. There was some bread buns in the freezer which I had bought for the price of 10p! I buttered the partially defrosted buns knowing by the time we would stop for lunch they would be just nice. I nipped to the local post office who do the most wonderful yorkshire ham. 6 slices for the 6 of us! Desert was a pineapple, again bought at a reduced price of 35p! It was quite a sight when we set up our picnic area on the green at Reeth and Jon produced his penknife and sorted the pineapple out! We did get some stares but hey even bikers can have a healthy picnic! None of those dodgy burgers for us! We rode to Hawes and after an icecream and a chat with friends we mad our way home via Leyburn, Bedale, Northallerton and Stokesley! A wonderful mystery tour! In fact Fantastic!

48 comments:

  1. It sounds like you had a Fabulous Sunday with Friends, Food and Fun.

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  2. It sounds lovely and what wonderful images :)

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  3. I'm so jealous! I really do miss Yorkshire and we don't get up there half as often as we should. If I could find myself a job in Scarborough I'd be off like a shot!

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  4. The scenery is fantastic. I love the stone houses surrounded by so much green. Sounds like a wonderful time.

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  5. Your picnic sounds deelish and you couldn't ask for nicer scenery :)

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  6. Nice one, I love the first photo! Happy mid-week!

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  7. Lovely photos, especially the first one.

    Ray

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  8. what a lovely trip u must have had, Denise :) the photos are telling a tale of their own too :D

    My ABC Wednesday Post

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  9. That top Photo was a real stunner.

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  10. That view is truly magical. I love the stunning lushness of the first photo. A true post card!

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  11. What a marvelous day trip!
    Pictures are stunning, great countryside and I do like the sound of your picnic.
    Sarah x

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  12. Frugal food, fun, friends and FARMS. Fantastic fotos for the letter F. Lovely countryside you have there, too.

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  13. What a fun day and what a fantastic looking place!! And all good for the F Day! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  14. The Dales are certainly a great place to go - and it looks like you had good weather.

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  15. Lovely photos.

    There's a song by The Who called Bargain ("the best I ever had") which your post reminded me of!

    On behalf of your ABC Wednesday team, thank you! - ROG

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  16. I think "fabulous" is the perfect adjective for a day like yours. I especially like the first photo - it could be a postcard.

    Thanks again for the "blog of note" award!

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  17. And it seems to me that we missed each other by a whisker in Reeth - I wonder if either of us would have recognised the other?

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  18. Fantastic F day! And your Fotos are just Fabulous!

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  19. Wow, Denise! Spectacular scenery and and great post for today! :D

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  20. Hello Denise!
    It's a lovely place, so peaceful landscape, a scenery for our dreams!
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful post!
    hugs
    Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

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  21. Oh, my! The beauty of the countryside there is breathtaking!
    Good choices for today-frugal food and friends. We al need friends. One can never have too many.

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  22. Lovely post of the coutryside, lovve the first one ;)
    Have a nice week.

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  23. Oh, that scenery is beautiful and your photos are fantastic. I love the first one especially with all those (farm)houses.

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  24. Oh, how fun! I looked at the pictures and thought "James Harriot." I don't know whether that is good or bad, but I always found his books to be fabulous and I love life on the farm.

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  25. Oh what beautiful scenery so perfect for a picnic :-) I am glad you had a nice day :-)

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  26. What a lovely day, and your photos are fantastic, - so often it is the spur of the moment days that leave us with such fabulous memories.

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  27. A day in the Dales resulted in much joy for all of us seeing your photos! Definitely fantastic, Mrs. N! It is so human sized compare to our Midwest farms.

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  28. I think I may call on you to plan me a mystery tour! Sounds like you have it perfected. Charming photos, too.

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  29. That is utterly fascinating! Lunch sounds a delicious delight and the photos are fantastic.

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  30. this is an awesome place to be ... wonderful! I can feel the soft breeze here.. love it.
    My ABC Wednesday here
    And Here Too
    hope you can drop by, Have A Nice Day!

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  31. Such amazing countryside. It must be beautiful to ride through here!
    thanks for sharing your lovely photos Denise.

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  32. Makes me want to get back on that plane for further exploration. Wow! (And of course, a better chance to meet.) Some day.

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  33. Whatever was in all those look-alike hut (houses). Are they shepherd's huts or shelter for the sheep? Great photos and Yorkshire ham to boot!

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  34. What a lovely landscape and the sheeps ! it looks like where I had been now in the south of England ! So beautiful !

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  35. What are those buildings in the first and second photo? barn or for animal shed? I've never seen such buildings as I'm from an urban country. The view there are so fantastic, with so much open space.

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  36. what are those buildings? farmhouses or sheds?

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  37. So much what I love about the "ABC Wednesdays" is getting to see all these fantastic places that people are in. This felt like going on a mini-vacation with you. Thank you :)

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  38. Sounds like a great day and the photos are fantastic!

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  39. What a glorious day you had amid such wonderful scenery. That sort of day sets you up for the week :-)

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  40. The buildings are animal/animal feed shelters.

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  41. wow...i love the view..so wonderful, looks peaceful and love the greenery fields...

    thanks for the email.

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  42. Sounds like a great sundaytrip with a bargain picnic and great scenerys to photograph :)

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  43. What lovely photos of the Dales. How lucky we are to live in Yorkshire. After this, who would need heaven? We've already got it. You left an odd comment on my blog today. Was it by accident? I didn't understand it I'm afraid.

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  44. Oh, beautiful! I love the Dales. So what are those stone buildings at the top? Shelters and barns? There are so many of them!

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  45. I love the lush scenery. Looks like the perfect day.
    Thanks for sharing

    Moon smiles

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  46. I like the lines in these images!

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