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Monday, 3 September 2012

To Many People Holidays Are Not Voyages Of Discovery, But A Ritual Of Reassurance.




Afternoon all!

I got back from my little holiday last weekend so wanted to show you what I got up to.

However, after reading through some of my past posts, I've realised I do have a tendancy to 'waffle'. So for this post I'm going to try and summarise a bit more and let my photos do the talking.

We stayed in a little cottage quite near York, and it was small but really cosy. Bijou, if you like! And the view was beautiful.


Just down the road was Yorkshire Lavender which I didnt really expect to enjoy that much. But there was actually lots to see and do, including some cute little deer and an interesting cricket game sculpture.


We also had some amazing things to eat, like Lavender Ice Cream, Lavender Tea and (yes, you guessed it) Lavender Shortbread!



We also visited Malton, Hovingham and Gilling, which are all beautifully picturesque villages, and the gorgeous Benningbrough Hall where we had tea and lunch before looking around the house. 


The weather was great all week and the most spectacular thing was the clear nights. Because of being out in the countryside there was absolutely no light pollution. I took a few photos just on the off-chance of them picking something up. After filtering and HDR-ing the hell out of them, this was one of the results;



Finally, on the day that we left, we decided to take a trip over to Castle Howard for lunch. We were seated by a family who were all laughing and chatting, when an older gentleman turned and smiled at my mum, greeting her with a happy "hello there!" and then we realised it was Michael Parkinson!

He was visiting on his way to do a show at Scarborough theatre, and had stopped for lunch with his family. He was a lovely man and chatted with us throughout lunch.

It was a lovely relaxing week. Hope you're all having wonderful trips this summer. Tell me about them below!

Lots of Love, Taz x

25 comments:

  1. The deer are cute :)
    How odd that you just had a casual lunch with Parkinson too!
    x

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    1. I know it was a very bizarre day! Later on we were overtaken by James May doing a test drive for Top Gear as well! xx

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  2. That does look like a very nice view! I need to go on holiday now :)

    http://whatkimmididnext.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It was beautiful! Thank you for commenting :) x

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  3. Looks like you had a fab holiday x

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    1. I did thanks, it was lovely and chilled out x

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    1. Thanks so much, I've just had a look on your blog, following it now!

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  5. I am glad you enjoy your short vacay, I would love to visit place like that too, it look so serene and beautiful! btw I follow you back! xx

    LOVE J

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  6. Nice blog!
    Mind to check out my blog?
    Maybe we can follow each other
    xoxo
    www.thebeautyyoffashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you!
      Yes, I've just looked at yours, following now :) x

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  7. Beautiful views! I've hope, that you enjoyed the trip! : )

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    1. I did thank you, it was so relaxed :) Hope you've enjoyed your summer!

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  8. Heey,

    I nominated you for the Liebster award. This is an award for upcoming bloggers and I absolutely love your blog. Check out my blog for more information.

    xoxo,
    Valeria

    http://cherryposh.blogspot.com

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  9. hey there!! you have a great blog!! keep updating!!:-)
    http://alchiyonjen.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks very much! I've just been looking at yours, following now :) x

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  10. Amazing photos! The landscape looks incredible and I really like the architecture of those buildings, they're beautiful.


    -Ezi

    ikintoo.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thank you! Everything around there was so beautiful!
      Just been looking at your blog, following now :) x

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  11. Thank you so much for the follow,dear.^^
    Follow you back on gfc. Do you also follow me on bloglovin???
    Let me know...follow you then back again.;-)

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  12. Ah lavender shortbread! The stuff dreams are made of! Always lovely to find another UK blogger. Following.Rx

    http://sandersonsmithstory.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I don't usually like shortbread but it was lovely!
      Thanks! I've just been looking at yours, following too :)
      Glad to find another north-easterner! x

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