Midsummer’s eve was spent in York at a conference, walking back to St Mary’s guest house along the riverside we met the geese slipping and sliding in single-file down a slipway to bed. Huge rafts of them were already in the river while the human population was just winding up to party!

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York is very pretty but having seen very little of it I intend to return soon. The architecture, churches and ancient buildings were intriguing, we did manage a short walk along the walls on Sunday morning before joining the congregation at York Baptist Church (a listed building boasting D L Moody’s desk!)

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Walking to supper I found a little garden near the Barbican, didn’t have time to read the accolades but love the “greening” of city spaces with herbs and fruit bushes.

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A very brief guided tour took us to the “Shambles“, beautiful Medieval buildings some complete with “priest-holes”; hubby spotted the cat sculpture. Completely missed the Botanical gardens but then most of the time was spent travelling there and getting home again. Whetted my appetite for a longer visit. The “Tour de France” will be there July 6th, meanwhile York is covered in Yellow bikes of all shapes and sizes….

Wherever you are to day, look up and enjoy!

Welcome lots of new followers will stop by later when I get caught up in the garden again!

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