We had some hot weather again at the beginning of July, and the resulting thunder storms too. Unfortunately, summer seemed to leave for much of the month, we've had quite a bit of rainfall and lower temperatures, let's hope it returns before autumn arrives.
I enjoy looking around Sunday markets and we visited a couple in July. The one in the photo above is the farmers market which is held on the first Sunday of each month in Thirsk. There's a good variety of stalls but it's such a shame that the shops in this North Yorkshire market town don't make an effort to open on Sundays, even if it was just on the Sundays when the farmers markets are scheduled. It wasn't very busy but having shops to visit too might make it more of a draw.
We also visited the artisan market in Wetherby, about a quarter of an hour drive from home and held every second Sunday in the month. This market was full of life, very well attended and had some fantastic stalls selling a wide variety of products.
It was our thirty third wedding anniversary on the 7th of July. Mick was working during the day so we celebrated with an evening meal at our local Italian restaurant. It was a scorching hot day and as we walked to the restaurant, our small town was buzzing. We have a vibrant high street with some wonderful bars, cafes and restaurants and it comes alive on a weekend.
I've read four books this month.