Monday, 8 August 2016

Last Live Blog From Yorkshire

We'll be packing our stuff tonight so that we're ready to leave the cottage tomorrow morning just after 7:00 - that will be the start of our journey home to Germany which will probably take us about 12 hours altogether (provided there won't be any significant delays for our trains and the flight!).

It was another beautiful day in Ripon today, sunny most of the time, with some big fat clouds there but plenty of wind and not a single drop of rain.

We took it slow and leisurely as tomorrow will be rather exhausting. Went round the shops at the market square and into the cathedral one last time, where we found there were the flower arrangements of the Ripon Flower Club on display. This picture (my sister took it with her mobile) was the winner of the theme "Summer Palette":


If you look closely, you can see there are strawberries (top) and apricots (far right) in the arrangement.

Did you know today was/is "World Cat Day"? To honour it (just kidding - we don't "do" such days, really), my sister took this video of the friendly cat who lives in the neighbourhood and has been visiting us nearly every day for the last two weeks:

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And here's me last night, your very own Live Blogger! (Don't mind my hair - it does not look like that normally.) The picture was taken while I was writing yesterday's blog post about Harewood House.



"See" you soon again, with tons of pictures from our Yorkshire Holiday!

16 comments:

  1. Glad you've enjoyed your vacation so much - and love how you look so relaxed in your warm socks! Was just thinking today how wonderful it will be when the heat of the summer has gone and I can get out my own socks!

    Safe travels home to beautiful Germany.

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    1. Thank you, Mary! My Mum made these socks - she has even written a guest post for my blog about being a "Sock-knitting Maniac" a few years ago :-)
      I always use her hand-knitted socks as slippers at home, they are so comfortable.

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  2. Glad you've had a good time - and very impressed by your live reporting! Safe journey home.

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    1. Thank you! The journey was safe, but long - and made 2 hours longer by delayed take-off from Manchester... But now I'm back and shall shortly be leaving for my first day back at the hoffice.

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  3. As I'm reading and commenting you will be well ensconced back at home. I hope that your journey was uneventful. I shall be driving back to Lewis today and I look forward to catching up with all your photos in due course.

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    1. The journey was uneventful as such - trains (in the UK) bang on time, flight delayed by 2 hours but very smooth, and back in my flat about 12 hours after we left the cottage...
      I've had my first day back at the office today. All is well now and I'll start blogging "properly" about my holidays in a bit.

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  4. Those flowers! Thanks very much for sharing that photo. I LOVE the flowers when I am in England, I cannot get enough of them and that is one gorgeous arrangement I can see why it won. Strawberries and apricots, that is amazing.
    (And I CANNOT see the word,"apricot" without thinking of "The Wizard of Oz", can you guess why?)
    I know you say that you are not tall, so could you tell me how it is that you look that way in a photo? :-) I am 5'4" and beside Richard and his tall relations, I look as if I am standing in a hole!

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    1. Glad you like the flowers, Kay!
      I must admit I don't know what you are referring to with "apricots" and The Wizard of Oz - I know the story but read it (in German) when I was a little girl, and can't remember this particular detail.
      Hmm... not sure where and when I ever said I wasn't tall, because for a woman, I am just a bit taller than average, at 5'7".

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  5. Gosh where did those two weeks go Meike?! It seems only a moment ago that you were on your forward journey.
    I've enjoyed the snippets of your holiday so far and look forward to reading more when you return. Have a safe trip home. :)

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    1. Where indeed did they go, Karen! Looking at the notes and photos I took, though, it really were two weeks, and two wonderful ones at that :-)

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  6. The flower arrangement is beautiful. I like the idea of putting in strawberries and apricots.

    I'm glad you had a good time!

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    1. Me too, Jennifer!
      I took pictures of all the flower arrangements, because my Aunt J is a member of her local flower club and is always on the lookout for new ideas.

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  7. I think you had a great vacation and wonderful weather!Even a kitty to visit you every day. I hope you share lots more photos!

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    1. Don't worry, Kristi, I will!! Maybe there will be so many pictures you'll get bored with me babbling on about Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Yorkshire eventually :-)
      The weather was really good, only one very and one partially wet day in the two weeks.

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  8. I'm reading backwards to cacth up with what I missed. So I already know you got home safe :)

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to catch up! I did some of that, too, over the last two days :-)

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