Thursday 19 July 2012

Yorkshire Weekend.

{Friday 13th - Sunday 15th July 2012. Ate way too much}

Janet, Ed's Mum, loved her Birthday card. We headed up to Yorkshire to visit her lovely, new, huge house for the first time last weekend, we got to see Tilly and Beanie again too!
The picture of the stunning view is Janet's View from her house and the water pump also outside.

We left late Friday for the long drive north. Motorway weather was very chop and change. One minute the ground was covered in water and falling from the sky. The next totally dry and hadn't rained at all. Very odd.

We arrived around 10pm, Janet shown us around her new house, complete with a creepy cellar, nobody ever goes down and a creepy attic nobody ever enters either, baring in mind it was Friday the 13th in the middle of nowhere. creepy. hehe. She opened her present and card. She also adore candles, especially Yankee Candles!

Before arriving in Yorkshire we had searched the net for craft shops there. As I do. Just love visiting new craft shops. I'm like a child in a candy store.
Early Saturday morning, after fixing the broadband; that two engineers and lots of phone calls to the company couldn't fix. To find out all that was wrong was one of the cables was plugged into the wrong socket, that the engineer had fitted himself. Hmm. I do sometimes wonder what service we pay for on things.

Driving around she shown us her local shops and other places she goes to regularly, as we drove past. Then I saw The Range. Right now I have to hang my head in shame as I shouted. YOU HAVE A RANGE HERE! Yes over excitement. After getting excited she said that we would stop off there on the way home.
We entered Doncaster, parked up and off we walked to find Which Craft? After getting excited over the products on display, seeing what they stocked. All I came out with was some liquid pearls.
Downstairs in The Corn Exchange was a huge Indoor Market. With so many different butchers, fish and bread displays. Mostly independent companies. But they were all so friendly and also recommended some of there competition. We got some bread rolls and Shredded beef for lunchtime and White chocolate and lemon cheesecake for dessert. I even picked up some fresh Turkish delight to bring back for my dad.
We grabbed lots of other stuff for brunch the next morning. The stall we got the Bacon from didn't have any duck eggs so he went outside to see if the other guy he knew did was outside on the Market. Which he was, so he came back inside told us where he was a took us straight to him. So kind of him!
Janet spotted a wool shop outside, so she had to stop by in there!

At the Range I may have spend more than my purse Ed's Wallet had liked! hehe
3 Packs of Kanban Stamps, 20 Spectrum Noirs, 3 Packs of papers and some white card later, we left the shop. We had to come back for some ink pads and happened to of bought 20 more pens on our second visit, so that I could do some crafting back at the house.

Lizzie, Ed's sister popped over that day to join us for the cheesecake and TV, when Ed's other sister Chesca came over with her husband. We all went for a lovely meal that evening a local pub/restaurant, which was very filling and couldn't fit in dessert.

In the Morning, Lizzie had to go to work but Chesca and her husband came over for Brunch. I've never seen so much food between the 5 of us.
Bacon, Duck Eggs, 3 types of sausages, Toast, Black pudding, Pastries and Juices. It didn't all get eaten but it was very nice what we had. Not a fan of black pudding myself though or different types of sausages.

Headed Home to ours.
Home at last. Nice weekend. Bought and ate way too much. Was fun. Now for a nice, healthy, clean start.


  1. Sounds like you had a good weekend. I am away this weekend to Hornsea for a couple of days then off to Alnwick. So glad to hear that you got some crafty goodies.

    Linda xxx

    1. I hope you enjoy your time away this weekend. Thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment on your travels. x

  2. Enjoyed reading this - thanks for sharing.

    1. That is alright, thank you for taking the time to read and comment x

  3. Lovely :-) Elaine -xxx- p.s I have fantastic ribbon candy if you would like to pop over and enter :-)

    1. Thank you. Already entered your other candy, have now entered the Fantastic Ribbon candy, I love their products and service :)

  4. Sounds like you had a fabby time x

    1. I did, thank you for taking the time to pop over and leave me a comment :)

  5. wow what a weekend and you managed to get ed to buy you crafty goodies jealous lol Emma x

    1. Lol, that is what partners are for! hehe. Thank you for popping on over and leaving me a comment x

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