We had a lovely time whilst Mick was off work last week. I'm really pleased that he had some holiday left to use up before the end of the month, it was like a little staycation.
On Monday we decided to head over to Nottingham to see Eleanor. She's at university there and will be home for Easter in a couple of weeks but it was nice to see her mid-term. We took Eleanor and her boyfriend out to a lovely pub restaurant for lunch and then dropped them off at university as Eleanor needed to pop in to do some lab work. It didn't take long and then we all spent the rest of the afternoon at Wollaton Park.
We walked down to the lake...
...and made friends with the residents.
We wanted to get some jobs done in the house and garden whilst Mick was off so we had lunch out on Tuesday, which I'll tell you about in another post, and then the afternoon was spent cutting the hedge and digging over the borders.
Wednesday was a beautiful day so we decided to head off to the Yorkshire coast. On our way we stopped off in Beverley, an historic market town in East Yorkshire, for a wander round the shops.
There were a couple of market stalls but the full market is now only held weekly on a Saturday.
Afterwards we continued on our journey to Bridlington but unfortunately, the tide was in and we couldn't set foot on the beach so we shared a bag of chips and got back in the car.
We headed further up the coast to Scarborough. The tide was just on its way out here so Archie managed to get his seaside fix.
My dad had hospital and doctors appointments on Thursday so that took up a lot of the day, but Mick managed to get another couple of jobs crossed off his list and afterwards, we had a little trip out closer to home. We often visit Temple Newsam but on Thursday we decided to approach a different way than we usually do and walk through the woods.
Archie was highly delighted with our idea, he loves walks in the woods.
I'm not sure what scent he'd picked up but he enjoyed rolling about in ecstasy. Funny dog.
Archie was ready for a rest afterwards so we dropped him off at home and went to Wetherspoons for something to eat.
We'd enjoyed some lovely weather throughout the week but it cooled down a lot on Friday, it was really rather chilly and it was time to put our coats back on. We decided we'd have day out in Skipton.
It's nice to wander round the shops and down by the canal. We had intended walking in the woods behind the castle but when it came to it we decided that we'd both had enough so we got back in the car and had a run through the Yorkshire Dales before heading back home.
We managed to fit plenty into Mick's week off. We had some lovely days out and managed to get some jobs done in the house too, we couldn't ask for more really.
We're back to hospital visiting again now. My mum had another fall in the early hours of yesterday morning. My dad found her on her bedroom floor, though he doesn't know how long she'd been there. It turns out that she's broken her humerus bone, near the very top of her arm. They put her on an observation ward but decided to keep her in last night as her blood pressure was very low and she was dehydrated. We're hoping that they might let her out today, we'll see.