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.
Your photo's show a lovely week together. I do hope your mum is feeling better this morning, and they let her home.ReplyDelete
It was a lovely mix of going places and getting a few jobs crossed off the list at home. Thank you, we're just waiting to hear what's what after the doctors have made their rounds. Such a worry again.Delete
What a lovely week you had.Hopeyour Mum is ok.ReplyDelete
We were lucky with the weather, most of the week we were walking around without coats. Thank you, she's got her arm in a brace so we're hoping that it heals okay.Delete
sorry to hear about your mum's fall Jo, I hope her arm heals okay. You certainly packed a lot into your week - I love the daffodils at Temple Newsam. I like Skipton but haven't been for a few years - last time I was there I went in the Boat House cafe by the canal and had the best scrambled eggs I've ever had. I believe the cafe isn't there now, it's been changed into a bar - shame as the food there was always good.ReplyDelete
Thank you, she had a bleed on her brain when she had her last fall so we're hoping it's just the broken arm this time. I was surprised how much we managed to pack into a week, we had a lovely time. The daffodils were fabulous at Temple Newsam, I think it's always nice to see them growing en masse, they make such a statement. It's a shame when favourite shops and cafes close down, a sign of the times I'm afraid.Delete
Sorry to hear about your mum, we do worry about elderly parents. My mum often gets low blood pressure as a result of dehydration, we're always telling her she must make sure she drinks enough. Nice photos, looks like you had a lovely week.ReplyDelete
Lovely post and pictures. Good to see that you've been enjoying yourselves. I'm sorry to read about your mum and hope that she heals okay. xxReplyDelete
Sending good wishes to your Mum. Hope she heals up quickly.ReplyDelete
Other than that, your STAY-cation looks wonderful. You certainly live near some beautiful places to walk.
You filled your week with some wonderful adventures and Archie looks like he had a lot of fun too.ReplyDelete
I'm so sorry to read about your mum. I hope she's soon on the mend. X
What a busy week! But it looks like you had a lovely time. I'm so sorry to hear about your mum's fall. I hope she gets well soon. I worry about my dad all the time, but he insists that he can still manage alone. Sending my love and best wishes, Jane xReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about your mum and I wish her a speedy recovery.ReplyDelete
You packed a lot into your week. After seeing your photos I fancy a trip to the coast... maybe next week if the sunny weather holds.
I do hope your Mum will be OK Jo. Looks like you had a lovely week with not too bad weather and Archie had fun. We've noticed it's rolling in the grass time, I try to stop Annie from rolling when I see the tell-tale sign of scratch at the ground first :)ReplyDelete
What a lovely week you had, with lots of places we know too. The walk in Skipton Woods could be saved till August? Do hope your Mum is OK & our thoughts with you. Take care & huggles.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness. I will pray for your mother. IM so sorry. Your photos are lovely. I think Cav's cannot take a bad photo.ReplyDelete
I love weeks like that at home, some times it's just as good as going away. I'm jealous that you went to Skipton! We were supposed to go for the Christmas markets, there and Leeds but had to cancel as Mark didn't have enough holiday days left. I was really looking forward to looking in the lovely shops there. Sorry to read about your mum, hope she will feel better soon.ReplyDelete
You managed to do so much in that week, loved seeing all of your photographs.ReplyDelete
So sorry to read about your Mum, hoping she is feeling better soon and they allow her home.
All the best Jan
What a great week visiting so many delightful places, a real break from routine. You are lucky to have these places not too far from home. I hope your Mum gets home soon, they don't like being in hospital do they.ReplyDelete
So sorry to hear about your Mum, hope she heals quickly. It was a joy to come along with you on your little tours, what a wonderful staycation. Sometimes this impromptu type of week can be better than going away.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful jam packed week, lovely memories and great that you caught up with Eleanor, Easter´s not far away now. So sorry to hear of your Mum´s fall, hope she recovers quickly. xcxReplyDelete
A week's break where you can stay at home and do things as well as go on outings sounds good. I can see that you had a nice time visiting various places and Archie got lots of walking time in the woods and on the beach. I'm sorry to hear about your Mum's fall and I hope that she's soon able to come home and heals quickly. All the best, Jo.ReplyDelete
I hope she recovers soon and enjoys warm spring days.ReplyDelete
Such lovely walks, visits and views then to hear of your Mum, oh no I am so sorry. I hope that she heals quickly and isn't in any pain. Take care of yourself as you take care of your parents.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful week - that would indeed have been my perfect week, with a several leisurely outings as well as a few things at home crossed off the list. And on your mum....oh my goodness, I'm so sorry about her fall. I'm sending her some healing thoughts XOReplyDelete
I hope your mum is one the mend soon. In my teens we often walked from Woodlesford to Temple Newsom and went in via the woodland route.ReplyDelete
Oh no, sorry to hear about your poor mum, here's to a quick recovery. Hope all is well with your dad too. I'm glad you both enjoyed some wonderful days out. Archie certainly did!xxxReplyDelete
Oh wow...what a beautiful looking area. Sounds like you were busy but that you enjoyed and that is fantastic. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete