Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Mini-Break

As mentioned in my Easter post I've been off for 11 days. I'm calling it a mini-break as I only had to take 3 days holiday, the rest has all been public holidays and weekends. Today was my first day back at work, so I thought I share a few pics from the past few days.

Apart from a couple of days of gardening and shopping we've been out and about most of the time.
One day we went to Scarborough, where I bought this freaky bear mask:

Then we went to York to see the Minster and for a walk down the narrow streets of the Shambles:
And no trip to York is complete without visiting "Duttons for Buttons" where I had to get at least some buttons, of course:

As I already mentioned in my last post we also had a lovely day in Whitby on Saturday:

We walked all the way up the hill to the Abbey, which inspired Bram Stoker when writing Dracula:

In the wittered old graveyard in front of the abbey we found some pretty gravestones with angelic faces and some spooky ones with skulls and crossbones on:

Once back down at sea level, we went for a walk along the pier before returning home to my Beltane fire:

During my break I also bought myself an ice cream machine which I had to try out immediately to make some rhubarb and vanilla ice cream from some of the rhubarb in my garden. It tastes delicious, my only regret is that I wasn't careful enough when adding the food colouring as it turned out a bit too vibrant for my liking:

The ice cream cones are store bought, but now that I'm making my own ice cream I really want to make my own cones too, so if you know of any recipes and tips, then please let me know.

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