Our first stop was Robin Hoods Bay where Jenny lives and the workshop was to be held. The views are beyond breathtaking and our accommodations looked onto the bay. There was a village at both the top and bottom of a steep hill. Down below directly on the bay was the old village which friend Audrey took us for a tour of.
Here's a great photo of the old village from the top of walking trail which were abundant.
Our first evening stroll along the walkways led us to this sight.
Saturday and Sunday the classroom was full of eager and accomplished gals who came to make A Touch of Whimsy followed by Romantica. On the left we have Emma, Emma's Mom Cath, Dot, Avril, Janet, Harrie, Penny and down the right we have Jenny, Jayne, Jenny, Imelda, Vera, Alison and out of sight at the end Cher. In the back corner was Margaret and Carolyn who've taken my classes before so it was nice to see their familiar faces. Opposite them were Jacki and Sheeva (Who I must apologize to as I never saw the correct spelling) I will tell you it was a very lovely two days where I mostly visited and gave out little bits of encouragement and a few ideas for variations. The group happily got on with it an several approached finishing or finished their medallions and moved on with their diamond weave. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
On Monday Jenny again chauffeured us to York, an old city center where we walked through the streets, dined, shopped and enjoyed all the architecture and history.
A view of Yorkminster, a beautiful old building w here we watch a bride and groom kiss on the doorstep.
|The Famous Betty's tea room where we did of course stop and have a scone with clotted cream|
And a sign which has to make you laugh, I wish I could find some! Apparently when this building is sold it is in the contract that they will maintain the sign.
Finally I leave you with my Topman! We celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary on Saturday with a bottle of champagne and a beautiful meal thanks to Jenny's warm hospitality. It is such a pleasure to have him traveling with me.
We've arrived in Barton Under Needwood where Stephney's husband Tim is whipping up one of his famous culinary delights. Stephney will arrive home shortly and we have two days of fun followed by a three day workshop, also fun!