The rest of the week was spent just pottering about all our favourite places. This photo is of the Upper Falls at Aysgarth in Wensleydale. We went there on the Monday afternoon. I've not seen these falls look so empty, usually there is far more water cascading over.
These next photos are of Swaledale, not far from Keld. The middle photo of the three is of Wain Wath Force.
We also watched a sheep dog demonstration near Hawes which, despite the cold and wet, was a good afternoon out. Afterwards we headed for the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes for a hot cup of tea and of course a piece of cake. I should say here that over the week several scones with jam and cream were also consumed with the inevitable consequences, so that I must now get back on my diet! We also went to Settle to visit the sewing shop there so that I could buy some more cord for my Christmas ornaments. I got some there last year, but have not been able to find anything like it in any shops near to me at home. All in all it was a really great week though that flew by all to fast! We have, however booked up to go again for a week next May and again in October.
While we were up there my good friend Clare, who lives not far from where we stay, came over to visit us. We had a super day with her, lunching at the creamery, yes, we do go there a lot! Any way, my point is that Clare brought with her some charts that she was selling and gave me first refusal. Soooooooooooooo I'm afraid that I've slipped, with one foot, off the wagon. Mind you as Keith paid for them I suppose it could technically be called a RAK, couldn't it? LOL I don't have a photo yet of the charts I got, if I remember I'll put one up tomorrow.
Of course, now that I'm back I have masses of washing to do as well as catching up on my stitching. I didn't do any while I was away and have my secret stitching to catch up on as well as today being the first day of the Celtic Lady SAL. I'm sure too, that you'll all understand that it is going to take me a while to catch up on all your blogs. I apologise now if I don't around to commenting on them, but I will read them!
On a final note, you'll have noticed the ticker at the top of my blog counting down to my 50th birthday. For a long while I was really grumpy about this impending milestone, but have now become resigned to the fact that it will happen! While we were in a shop in Kirby Stephen, Keith noticed some tea shirts with sayings on them. One of them was "I'm not 50, but 18 with 32 years experience". A great way to look at it I think!