My love affair with Yorkshire

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This was a dream come true! I always wondered what it might be like to be in Yorkshire when it snowed. Well, for once, it snowed in late March and this is what we woke to.

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This is the charming hamlet of Nesfield, where we stay in Yorkshire. There is little to compare it to here in Canada so let’s just say it is a little piece of british heaven.

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Rose cottage is our home while in Yorkshire. We feel like we are coming home when we arrive. It always brings a tear to my eye.

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Just follow the footpath between the houses to the fields of sheep and dry stone walls. You will think you’ve been dropped into a painting.

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My ancestors are deep in Yorkshire and maybe that is why I feel so happy there. Either way, genetic memories aside, I think most people would agree it is a treasure.

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Springtime in Yorkshire is my favourite time to visit, for obvious reasons looking at these wee lambs.

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I wish there was sound on this image so you could hear the bleating.

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Love this shot (and the one above from behind and below showing the top of my head) because my hair was in full transition from blond highlights to natural silver/grey. This was the most difficult part of the transition as it didn’t look clear to people what I was doing. I love it now and I’m very glad I persevered.

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Look at this shot! I should add this one to my post about “going silver”.

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The view out the kitchen window in Rose Cottage. I mean, come on!

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An evening view from the bedroom window, beautiful, even on a stormy day.

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This picture seemed like something out of a storybook. Victoria with her curly hair, blowing in the wind, the sheep in the fields. Bucolic!

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I love the selection of spring plants, particularly these ranunculus from Italy that we don’t get in Canada, likely for cost reasons. Our ranunculus come much later than March. These were a fiver at M&S Express.

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A beautiful storm passing in the evening sky out the bedroom window.

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Ah yes, one of the other things I love about Yorkshire are the incredible country pubs. This one is in Lynton at the Fountain Inn.

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The village of Grassington is always on our list of stops.

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Postman Pat in Nesfield. To note, there are a couple of spots that our small car barely scrapes by while driving up the hill to Rose Cottage. The sensors in the car are squealing like crazy and I just close my eyes and hope for the best.

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Yorkshire, you just GET me. I’m so glad you are part of my DNA so I don’t have to make up stories. xx