Monday, August 01, 2011

To the north, to the north...

A lovely weekend, up in the Yorkshire Dales, celebrating the marriage of two good friends, enjoying the sunshine, touring a castle and supping some good ale. Pleasant.

On Friday we caught the (hugely warm - no aircon!) train up to Leeds then went onto Skipton, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Once settled in we went for a walk around the town, sampled a few local ales, then headed back to our B&B.

On Saturday the wedding wasn't until late afternoon, so we took the chance to go and look around Skipton Castle in the morning. Such an impressive building and a fine way to spend a morning. Then we got our gladrags on and headed over to Bolton Abbey for the wedding of Stuart and Emma. And what a beautiful wedding it was - love, laughter, tears, family, friends and dancing. So glad to be there!

Sunday, we arose early and skipped over to Guiseley to catch up with Keir and Hannah. Keir is a good friend of Matthew's from uni, and I had heard SO much about the lovely Hannah. It was wonderful to visit with them and catch up. Then, train home, ready for a busy week!

Pictures in no particular order, for it is late and I am keen to get a good night's sleep ahead of the Amsterdam adventure to come!

At Skipton Castle there were re-enactors in Civil War garb - fabulous. The muskets were SO loud!

The Civil War folk at camp (and a couple in M&S!)

Love windows like these!

The happy couple - such a gorgeous wedding!

Matthew and I decided we'd quite like to live in the house, with its view of the river and Skipton Castle!

Me, goofing around in a giant fireplace?



With Emma, wearing my silly hat. She looked stunning!

The backdrop for the wedding photos. Just breathtaking! The Devonshire Arms did such a wonderful job with the whole day.

The castle was much repaired in 1659....I love a good bit of history.

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  1. That's so neat. We just don't have history like that here - one of the reasons I love the UK.

  2. What fun! I love the way that you guys still wear hats to weddings. I wish we did here. I’ve been a blogging slacker lately. Jeffrey and Sloane were gone for two weeks and I found myself completely absorbed by house projects; an unintentional blog break. Now we're on a long, long road trip. We’re in Arizona now and I have a bit of time on the computer – finally! I was having withdrawls from being away from my blogger buddies so long, I tell you. I hope your summer continues to be as wonderful as it sounds here. Love to you.


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