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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!

6 thoughts on “Weekend

  1. Gorgeous photos! Looks like an absolutely stunning place to wander around. And I do love that dress. And I do really want a G&T right about now…oh wait, is 11am on a Monday too early to get started?

  2. Ooh my heart is aching to go back to England. True, I’ve only been once, but it was only to London (and to Dover for a horrible, rolling Channel-crossing ship ride) but the countryside looks so beautiful. And look at what amazing history you have!!! Beautiful pictures. Also I’m hungry for fries and onion rings now. :)

    • The countryside is very beautiful! I love the history too, it’s always amazing to stand somewhere (like an abbey or something) and imagine how long it’s been there and what has happened in that spot. Ahh, I always get hungry reading other people’s blogs, I’m glad I managed to do the same for you ;)

    • Thanks! It is worth a visit, it’s sort of in the middle of nowhere but there’s a lot of prettiness all around it, and an amazing ice cream parlour ;) I’ve been to Fountains Abbey quite a few times when I was younger but not in recent years. Have you been?

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