York getaway

Just before Easter we took off for a couple of days in York. Sadly, the weather wasn't so great, certainly for the first day and our energy levels were a bit low as well, so we did a bit of gentle pootling around the shops. History hits you there even if you are just shopping! We stayed at the Youth Hostel, albeit in a private en-suite room for two. We've stayed before, and as long as you don't mind bunk beds, it's a really pleasant and friendly place to stay. We had a gentle walk along the river to get to the city walls, ending with a walk through the Museum gardens.

All lovely, lovely. I spotted a yarn bombed tree, which I just had to take photo's of. I quite fancy having a go myself, maybe up at the barns when they are all finished as a sort of  yarn filled  fanfare. Now,  there's a thought......

We spent time wandering around, browsing in the book shops. The second day, we went to the Treasurers house which is a National Trust Property, and then ambled slowly around the Minster  before deciding that it had all become too thronged with people (well, it was Easter weekend), so decided to pick up a picnic lunch and eat beside the river and watch the rowers go past. The weather had brightened up and it was nice and peaceful.