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Since our last entry we've been making the very best of some lovely sunny weather.
Yesterday, Dad, Nico, the girls and I went to Clumber Park which is run by the National Trust and is just a few miles down the A1. We hired bikes for the afternoon and enjoyed the outdoors together. The park is a huge favourite of mine with a visitor centre, shop and cafe plus a beautiful chapel, follies, fords, and it's very own mini village. The main ...
... locomotives, carriages, and thousands of other items.
--York Minster: We had an excellent guided tour provided by a knowledgeable volunteer with a delightful sense of humor.
--Chocolate & Sweets (aka "candies"): We discovered that although York has been made historically famous by names such as Rowntree and Terry's, today specialty "chocolatiers" ...
... the city centre, and it also looked a bit depressed.
The next stop cheered us up. We visited Brodsworth Hall near Doncaster in South Yorkshire. It is one of the most complete examples of a Victorian house in England. It has been preserved it, as is, instead of restoring it. It was dark, drab,and a bit shabby, but authentic and so very interesting, with much of the original furniture, chandeliers and artwork still in place. There are guides in every room, ...
... should check if people were getting off the bus before we piled on and consequently I got told off by a little old lady... "you should really let people off the bus before you get on dear.." I call it my Pocklington little old lady ass kicking. Needless to say that Claire and I were pretty named and shamed and will be careful to have better manners in the future.
The next horror was arriving at Holliwood Nails to find that it was full of fake ...
... down narrow lane ways past old buildings including pubs and of course Shamble Street.
The Shambles is a cobble lane lined with 15th century Tudor buildings, that overhang the lane so much that they almost touch.
We heard stories of murder, and unexplained sighting.....all good fun.
We also visited the Jorvik center, aimed at giving you a sense of what it was like to live in a Viking settlement.
Also on our list was the York Castle MUSEUM.
York is a real highlight.