We were hoping to spend some time outdoors on Bank Holiday Monday, but it was out of the question as it rained just about all day. Instead we headed to McArthurGlen designer outlet near York and had a mooch around the shops.
My niece came over yesterday with her little dog, Poppy. She's a terrier cross and is about the same age as Archie. We took the dogs to Lotherton Hall for a walk, but Archie was rather sulky and wouldn't leave my side. He usually loves to play with other dogs, but I think Poppy was just a little bit too bouncy for him.
The weather today has been lovely, not too warm but dry and fine so we took advantage and headed off to Knaresborough. It's years since either Mick or I have been to the historic park there, and Daniel and Eleanor have never been so it was time we paid it a visit.
Knaresborough is known as the birthplace of Mother Shipton, a prophetess. She was born in 1488 in a cave to an unmarried 15 year old mother. It wasn't until 1641, eighty years after her death, that her prophecies were published.
We had a great day. I'm looking forward to more days out this week, I'm hoping the weather cooperates.