Monday, 11 April 2011
A day off
We stayed in the old Swan hotel in Harrogate, my home town. We met up with two of my lovely sisters and ate at the Bell Tavern which was very nice and good value for money. Important to a Yorkshire lass, of course.
On Saturday we visited Fountains Abbey. It was a beautiful day, with clear blue sky. The sun has warmth in it at this time of year too. The abbey is stunning. Nestling in a valley on the boarder to the Yorkshire dales, very close to Ripon. It sits along side the river Skell, the water from which would have powered the wheel in the mill. The abbey ruins are quite magnificent and the atmosphere is one of calm and tranquility.
I had a friend, Marian looking after the farm. She said she thoroughly enjoyed it as it was so different to her day to day life. The best thing is she would happily look after the place again so holidays here we come! :)