Tag Archives: North Yorkshire

Forbidden Corner #1

On Sunday, me and Angela visited the Forbidden Corner in North Yorkshire.


It’s a tourist attraction which is 4 acres of follies in a rural setting, the countryside surrounding it is really gorgeous and you can spend AGES in the maze getting lost!

Statues, doors that lead nowhere, fountains that will squirt you as you go past, tunnels, stepping stones….

It’s like Narnia, Alice in Wonderland and a weird dream all mixed together! (Although I didn’t take many pictures of the bizarre stuff, I actually focused more on the flowers and herb garden which will be in the next post).


Village floods

I live in a village near the River Swale in North Yorkshire.

The past week we have had a lot of rainfall, in some parts of the country we have had 6 weeks worth of rain on 24 hours. Yesterday the bridge was closed due to extensive flooding and the main road we live on was lovely and quiet! In fact, the only other day in the year that it is this quiet is Christmas Day.

I have noticed in the past decade or so that the road has gotten busier, with all the new houses they insist on building the councils just don’t seem to upgrade the roads.

Luckily we live at the other end of the village, more than half a mile away from the river so we never have any problems. I think there may have been a farm or two that were in danger of flooding but I don’t think they were hit.


flood 1

flood 2

flood 3




Just a quick post today.

As of 28.06.15 this blog has had 141 views from the U.K., U.S., Thailand, Australia and Germany. And it’s only been up 3 weeks. That’s pretty good I think!

So, thank you all for reading my little blog of random thoughts. It’s still a work in progress as you can probably tell, but I have to say, I didn’t realise how easy blogging is to do and that I would like it so much!

This weekend the weather has been beautiful and my lovely parents managed to get me out of the house properly for the first time in 10 weeks after my operation so we could have a little picnic at Masham. Thanks mum and dad xxx 🙂

masham 1

Masham is a small village in North Yorkshire with a sweet little cricket ground and is really nice to go for a wee walk around it. Not far out of it is the Brymor Ice Cream Parlour which is a farm that makes THE BEST mint choc chip ice cream (and hundreds of other flavours!). But if you’re more a beer person, then the Black Sheep Brewery in Masham may be for you!

Well, as I said just a short post for now.

Will post again soon,

Ellen xx