Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

Since arriving in the UK nearly a week ago, we’ve had wild March gales, wintry April showers and temperatures that have felt to this “Perthling” like the Arctic, with the wind chill factor added in for good measure! Yesterday, however, we had a beautiful early Spring day, that whilst still chilly was clear and sunny with only a gentle breeze. The perfect weather for a day out in one of my all time favourite places, the ancient city of York. Here is a sneak preview of my trip!

  

  •                 I have managed (I think!) to produce this travel update on my iPad so hopefully it will publish successfully! My usual blog posts will resume on my return to Perth at the end of this month. Wishing everyone a very happy Easter and a wonderful long weekend!

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45 thoughts on “Postcard From York

  1. Gill says:

    Oh Ros – how beautiful and green and ancient!

    PS you have managed very well on the ipad!

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    1. Thanks so much Gill am so glad it published successfully!! York is a wonderful place I never tire of going there – I love to soak up the atmosphere! Have so many photos so will be writing up more about York when I get back home. Have a lovely long weekend! 😃

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  2. You are getting a demonstration of our changeable weather that’s for sure!

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    1. Quite! This morning it is raining and foggy my dad says it’s more like November than Spring – still we were very fortunate yesterday!

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      1. Yesterday was good, I got sun-kissed playing golf. Today is bad!

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        1. Yes the sun had some warmth in it yesterday 😃 I am trying to get out for a walk this morning but don’t think I’ll be in luck perhaps it will clear by this afternoon?!

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  3. kayrpea61 says:

    I hope you did your duty, and did he full circuit on the wall 😉 Great photos, as usual 🙂

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    1. Thanks! Actually must confess I didn’t do the whole walk as my dad had a free pass for the Minster, which we took advantage of – so not enough time. However my iPhone showed I’d done 12000 steps yesterday so made up for it by walking around everywhere in York – just love the old cobbled streets I could walk there for hours! Just as well as today is miserable, wet and cold so an indoors programme today!

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  4. restlessjo says:

    You did a good job! 🙂 It’s a good-looking city, isn’t it? You missed the really cold spell but I’m afraid we’re back to dank and drizzly today. Better tomorrow, I think. Have fun! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Jo I’m just happy I worked out the WordPress app I was hoping I hadn’t pressed the wrong buttons! York is a wonderful place so beautiful I always try and fit a trip in there whenever I’m here if at all possible and yesterday didn’t disappoint. Looks like it may be a fine and sunny Easter weekend fingers crossed 😃

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  5. Sheila says:

    Love your photos. We are hoping to spend a few days in York in May so hopefully the sun will shine for us. Have a great holiday.

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    1. Thanks Sheila, York is a beautiful place and there are so many museums and indoor attractions even if it is rainy (though it’s obviously lovely in sunny weather!). Will do some more posts on York when back home again. Have a lovely Easter weekend 😃

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  6. I love York so much ! We had a wonderful Cornish pasty over there 🙂 You had good weather indeed, I hope it will stay that way ! Have fun !

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    1. The food is wonderful too Gin so many cafes and eateries. For some reason Cornish pasties seem to be everywhere in Yorkshire!! Was so glad it was such great weather yesterday for our York trip – today has been miserable and damp. I took so many York photos to remind me of the lovely day 😃

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      1. Yes, I agree, the food is wonderful. I don’t understand why people are criticizing English food, I love it !!! Have eaten some fish and chips ?

        I hope the sun will be back tomorrow !

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        1. Haven’t had fish and chips yet but probably will at some point! Need ” comfort” food to keep warm the pub food is very good here! 😃

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  7. KerryCan says:

    “Oh, to be in England
    Now that April’s there”!
    Great photos–it looks like you’re having a grand time!

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    1. Thanks Kerry – York is always one of my favourite day trips. Since I grew up around here and my family still live in Yorkshire, I’ve been lucky enough to go there a lot. The atmosphere and history of the place is wonderful! Just got back from a Yorkshire tea very filling but just what you need on a damp foggy day! Hoping it will brighten up again soon 😄

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  8. lclalor says:

    I adore York! The pictures are charming. I can’t wait to read your posts from this trip.
    Happy Easter to you.

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    1. Thanks it’s a wonderful place isn’t it?! I took so many photos so will be writing the posts up properly when I get home – York would have to be one of my all time favourite places I just love wandering round soaking in the atmosphere and we had such gorgeous weather yesterday too! Not so great today but things can only improve and hopefully the dreary rain will stop soon 😃

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  9. Beautiful spot for sure! Perth has really cooled down now – everyone in jeans and sweaters as it is only about 28 degrees!

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    1. It’s funny how we get out our jackets and cardigans in Perth when it’s about the mid twenties whereas in the UK people would be in beach gear if it were that “hot”. After the Perth summer though 28 is just lovely and with the sea breeze in the afternoons it is often much cooler. It’s been sooo cold here in England with the high winds earlier this week – the wind just went straight through to your bones! I am staying well rugged up though it was a bit milder yesterday when the sun came out! 😃

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  10. Lucy says:

    Absolutely stunning! Wonderful pictures. What a lovely place. I’m happy to see you are having so much fun and you made friends with the weather change 🙂 Have a great day! Hugs

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    1. Thanks Lucy – York is a stunning place and well worth visiting if you are ever over this way! It was a lovely day still crisp and chilly out of the sun ( though many people were sitting outside cafes and restaurants)! I love all the old streets and buildings York has a fascinating history! Have a wonderful Easter weekend! 😃

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  11. avibrantday says:

    Oh, wow! It’s absolutely idyllic! I can’t wait for the official blog posts of your vacation. Lots of love, and I hope that your Easter weekend is fantastic.

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    1. Thanks Jacqueline I will have plenty to write about and I took a lot of photos – York is somewhere I go back to time and time again when in the UK. Wishing you a wonderful Easter weekend too! 💐🌷😃

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  12. Beautiful pictures! York looks like a very nice place. Happy that you got a day with sun and better weather. Hope there will be good weather the next weeks for your as well. I wish you a great Easter and weekend. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Hanne – so lucky with the weather yesterday was just perfect for the day out in York! Today has been very different but hoping for a finer day tomorrow. Wishing you a lovely Easter weekend too! 😃

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  13. Amy says:

    Lovely city to visit. These are beautiful captures, Rosemay! It went well through iPad. 🙂

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    1. Thanks Amy I didn’t know how it would work out on the iPad especially with the photos as it is a bit different than using my normal computer. Am happy it has worked out! Have a lovely Easter! 😃

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  14. Great pictures Rosemary – we love York, it looks like you picked the best day to visit. Hopefully the gales are gone and we’re in for some Easter sunshine!! Have a lovely Easter.

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    1. Thanks Joy – York is wonderful isn’t it?! All that history and character and there is something for everyone. We went to the Castle Museum with my nephew a couple of years ago and he loved that. This time we walked everywhere enjoying the atmosphere on such a lovely early spring day! My dad had a free pass for the Minster so we went around there, which I hadn’t done in quite a while. At least the gales have settled down and according to the forecast it’s fining up for Easter. Hope you had a great trip to Spain and have a lovely Easter weekend! 😃

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  15. Linda says:

    Thanks, Ros, I loved your pictures of York, having lived near there as a child. Hope the weather warms up for you!

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    1. Thanks Linda I’m so glad you like the photos – I have taken so many and I’ll write more about York when back home. Looks like it will be a bit brighter today! Have a lovely Easter weekend! 😃💐

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  16. So many lovely pictures! Can’t wait to see more. Hope the weather improves. Have a wonderful holiday and enjoy your trip!

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    1. Thanks Lisa am glad you like the photos so far! It’s a bit brighter here today still crisp and chilly but the sun is coming out yay! Wishing you a lovely weekend and Easter 😃

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  17. Lovely pictures. I remember visiting York on our way to Scotland in 2004 and we quite enjoyed it though we only had a few hours which wasn’t nearly enough. (Suzanne)

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    1. It is certainly a lovely place Suzanne and there’s so much to do hopefully you can go back there again one day! 😃

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  18. Yes, you completely described the UK weather right! I never know what to wear out day to day! York is a wonderful city. I love your photos. The last time I was there I visited the Viking Centre. Must really make a trip back soon.

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    1. The weather has been lovely today I even get quite hot! I love the Jorvik Viking Centre in York – have been there a few times but not on this visit it’s a fascinating place to visit! 😃

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  19. colibrist says:

    Beautiful pictures, I can see why you like York! Enjoy UK!

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    1. Thanks Laia York is one of my favourite places! Will sort out my other photos soon moving on to London today! Happy travels too 😃

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  20. klutzykeeli says:

    York is an incredible city! I loved visiting when I lived in Yorkshire. I hope you managed to have cream tea while you were there — it’s delicious!

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    1. Thanks! Yes York is a lovely place isn’t it? I have had at least one cream tea whilst in Yorkshire though not in York – we went to Betty’s cafe in Ilkley tea was delicious there! Have got lots more photos of my Yorkshire trip hope to sort them out in the next few days its’s been a busy week! 😃

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