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Yorkshire Life is a Good Life!

I love Yorkshire!

There, I said it, it’s out there, I’m not going to take it back – although let’s be clear, people. When I say Yorkshire I mean NORTH YORKSHIRE!

You know, the posh and all round better Yorkshire lol!

Where I live is right in between 2 National Parks – The North York Moors and The Yorkshire Dales. Both beautiful. Both different.

The Moors have a bit of a barren feel to them. Sometimes on the top of the moors, it’s like walking on a different planet. But down in the vales and valleys it’s quite cosy.

The Dales are just cosy. They’re snug and the walks are really pretty (and easy – no GIANT HILLS like in the Lake District!). The hills are small, the villages are quaint and the countryside is, perhaps not COMPLETELY untouched, but still rural and remote.

One of my favourite places in the Dales is Aysgarth Falls, where I have been recently with 2 friends called Katrina! It’s quite a small walk unless you decide to walk across to Bolton Castle in Wensleydale. This has a slight claim to fame as it is where Mary Queen of Scots was held for 6 months during the reign of Elizabeth I and also if you watch Game of Thrones, you can imagine it’s where the Bolton family live!

Aysgarth Falls is a small set of waterfalls near the village Aysgarth and is popular with tourists and walkers. It’s also where Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (the Kevin Costner version) filmed the river scene, in the upper and middle falls I believe.

If you are ever up North in the UK, you should definitely make time for the Yorkshire Dales – in Wenseydale they have cheese – what do you think Wallace and Gromit eat? Wensleydale! 🙂 x

Forbidden Corner #1

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

http://www.theforbiddencorner.co.uk/

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

 

Stats

Helloooooo

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 🙂

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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