Another weekend in Wensleydale. Rich came to visit. On Saturday afternoon we decided to take advantage of the sunshine and go to Jervaulx Abbey for a wander. I scrambled around in the back of my wardrobe for a dress I never managed to wear this summer. A bargain from H&M which has lasted me since my first year of uni and is still going strong! I wore my charity shop denim shirt over it because I burn easily but couldn’t be bothered to put suncream on (lazyyy) and was absolutely boiling. I got some funny looks off a couple while I was paying our entry fee at the honesty box – I guess some people wouldn’t pay because it wasn’t absolutely compulsory? I would usually pay at an honesty box, or at least put some amount of money in. It was really nice for a walk around. We tried to sit down on the grass for a bit but it was either damp in the shade or itchy in the heat, so we carried on mooching round and then headed to the tearoom for a cold drink. I’ve had Fentiman’s dandelion & burdock a few times and I’m now attempting to have a different one from the range whenever I have chance. Last week I tried rose lemonade, and on Saturday I had a ginger beer. After Jervaulx Abbey we headed to Brymor because, as I’ve said before, a day out in Wensleydale just isn’t complete without it. I had a mocha almond crunch ice-cream which was bloody delicious, as expected.
In the evening we went to The Station for food and a film. We saw Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Opinion: I don’t think I really understood it, but I definitely enjoyed it. It was very nice visually, if a bit stuffy and peeping-tom-ish. As always when I go to the cinema, various members of the audience insisted on guffawing loudly when nothing was funny. Two girls sat next to us left after about 20 minutes. After the film I had a few gin & tonics, and rekindled my love for Martini rosso. On Sunday morning in bed I pondered what kind of exciting summery dress + sandals combination I could wear that day… then I looked out of the window and realised the weather had taken a turn for the worse. The most exciting thing we did was drive to Tesco to get a car wash for Rich’s car, only to discover the car wash broken.
Hope everyone had a great weekend!