Christmas Day food galore & the Boxing Day Hunt

My first English Christmas was unfortunately not a white one, but a jolly one all the same! It began Christmas Eve with the annual pub gathering of all within Dans family who drink alcohol, this consisted of Matthew, Alex (grandpa), and me & Dan. We went to a Samuel Smith pub which is an independently…

Christmas time

I’ve been waiting for this ever looming ‘snow’ to strike, before I wrote another post, yet this ‘snow’ character hasn’t shown his face! Much to my disappointment this ‘worse winter in 10 years’ has been reasonably tame with only a bit of sled to ruffle the Yorkies feathers. This sled however, caused quite the scene,…

A few photos

The top one’s are at a Christmas market I went to with Dans family, held in Harrogate which is a 1/2 hour drive from York. In the entrance they had a display of four owls which had been rescued and trained. They chose this big boy to put on my arm! As you can see…

Count down

Not much has been happening to us in the city of York. We have been house sitting a friends house and very cute dog which has ignited a NEED for a dog of our own, been to a very lovely French Restaurant called Rustique where we drank French wine and ate beautiful food. Made contact…

Terry’s chocolate factory

Us crazy people who choose to be close to the north pole, just in time for winter are about now stocking up on thermals gumboots and fleece lined jackets, in preparation for the forecasted ‘worst winter in decades’. This winter the media has been referring to, a decade ago hit York and froze the main…

Charlie in the chocolate factory

One week in with my new job at Nestlé and I’m falling asleep at my desk. ( I have my OWN desk! And name badge. This must mean I’m very important, surely. ) My day begins at 6am, thats right, AM and i head off for the 1 hour 15 minute walk at 7, i…

I’ve been trying to snap a picture of one of these cuties all week! There are lots of chestnut trees hence all the grey squirrels scampering round!!

Exotic foreigner

My time in the last week has been spent handing out cv’s left right and centre, filling out online application forms for jobs on Gumtree and sleeping, (I’ve always been good at that one.) I have handed out 15 CV’s all to cafe/restaurants and bars which are advertising for staff or say they require staff…

Dinner for ten

So as you may have been able to tell, internet has been hard for me to source out. I’ve been sat for hours each day uploading four photos per 2 hours in order to finish my West HighLand Way section and begin my new post! Evil Eye, a dodgy but funky wee pub in town…

First Day Blues

If a day begins badly, it’s assumed it’ll end well, right? The whole happily ever after scenario. So my day began shit (Sunday 1 september- yesterday) We had packed the night before, were sleeping in Dans Auntie Allisons lounge because she had returned home- test running our fabulous new sleeping bags. Yet I was up…