Saturday, March 26

Choices choices!

I had a choice this morning - to share about our day off yesterday or to read a book - when I say read a book - I mean continue to read a book I am absolutely engrosed in! You know, the kind of book which you can't put down and you are counting the chapters because you just do not want it to end? Know the type? Yes - I bet you do! Well in the words of mrs nesbitt...."watch this space!"

Our good friends Dorothy and Keith Askew are over in UK for a few weeks house sitting. Remember when we stayed at their house in France last year? Well they are currently house sitting near Harrogate. We were due to go and visit, and it was an ideal time to get the motorbike out - so yesterday, when the sun was shining we set off! Jon studied the map and took us straight to their front door - no stopping, ni map checking - straight to the door.

Here are some of the places we passed through - a lovely glimpse of Yorkshire don't you think?
Sutton Bank



A171 Moor Road

We had a fantastic time with Dorothy and Keith and are looking forward in seeing them on Good Friday when they visit us for lunch, shortly before they return to France.

I can tell you, we were quite exhausted by the time we returned home - as you can see by the pictures, the roads are quite rural and therefore bumpy - especially on the back of a motorbike! Still - as we all know, a hot bath solved it all and yet again we slept like logs!

But - Jon is working which means I have jobs to do - watch this space - now I know Dorothy and Keith are coming in a few weeks I have rooms to prepare! lol!

Watch this space!


  1. Well you both deserved a day out after all your hard work and yesterday was a lovely day for it. :)

  2. Lovely change of scene for you after all that work. It's so good to meet up with friends.

  3. Looks like you had a glorious ride. Looking forward to the book review
    Blessings x

  4. Wow, those pictures are amazing! The Cathedral is stunning. My sister is a motorbike fan, she'd love one of her own but currently drives round town in a Rav4!!

    Enjoy your weekend, and the book!

    CJ xx

  5. Ah, memories of being pillion... I learned (almost) the hard way, at 17, that you lean into corners, not away from them! Nice to see pics of Ripon etc., and maybe one of the bike sometime?

  6. oh dear - all those drivers opating on the WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD. Looks as tho they're driving on BOTH SIDES.

  7. This was a lovely trip round your part of the world and fine weather to enjoy it, too.

  8. Great pics - looks like a great day out. Grey and cool here today, after a few bright, warm days - but we know Spring's got going at least! Off you go and get that hoovering, etc done! Abby x (I love that feeling about books - thinking about a book in the morning that you're going to carry on reading at bedtime!)

  9. It looks like a beautiful day for a ride! It's odd seeing traffic on the opposite side of the road. I doubt I will ever make it to England, but if I did, I think I would need to hire a driver.

  10. I have been catching up with your mamoth overhaul and wow things are certianly moving along. I must pop over for coffee again soon to see the progress. You went through some beautiful countryside yesterday, we are so lucky to live here

  11. WOW! Everything is so green!
    I am looking forward to your book know how I love a good book.
    Jane x

  12. Just to thank you for the comment over at mrsrunofthemills blogspot.
    Do get a garden shredder. We bought one a couple of years ago and are so glad we did, lots of mulching/composting material, no messing about with bonfires and so on. But get a good sturdy one. This is the second one we have bought, the first we thought was fit for purpose but turned out not to be, a case of it being worthwhile spending the extra pounds.
    Oh and I know that feeling about books too... you sort of want to get to the end to find out what happens, yet on the other hand don't want the book to finish.

  13. I love reading the type of books that you get so engrossed in that you don't want them to end. Sounds like you had a lovely day yesterday, there are some lovely places in Yorkshire, we're very lucky.

  14. A lovely day out ...... but I am looking forward to hearing what book you are reading. x

  15. My tourist radar is so tingeing....
    What a fabulous scenery and you took these photos from the back of a motorbike... so impressed !

    cheers, parsnip

  16. So glad you could get away like that.
    Motorbiking is not for the faint hearted though and I hope youare not too saddle sore!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  17. Beautiful shots. Glad you shared before returning to your book.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

  18. I want to know if you took these shots from the back of the motor bike!?

  19. I'm dying to know what book you're reading. Good ones are so few and far between :)
    Lovely pics - aren't we blessed?
    It's great that you make time to get out on the bike amidst your busy lives. Mo

  20. The photos were not taken from the back of the motorbike - believe me it takes me all the time to stay on - using both hands! lol!

  21. Good grief, I used to walk my dog Heidi up on the top of Sutton Bank, and then down to lake Gormire!
    (I used to live in North Yorkshire)
    Happy days!!


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