Hello and welcome to another Handmade Monday.
It’s not often I take A Full Day Off . . . but in between painting a small caravan park
as well as endless first day at school photo frames, I squeezed in a day off this week! Yay!! I love what I do but it’s so necessary to take time off occasionally too (I’m working all bank holiday weekend to make up for it!)
A Full Day Off for me tends to involve leaving the house for the whole day. So on Friday, we decided to go out for the day. We had half a plan to go to North Wales – the weather forecast looked ok.
But at the last minute we changed our minds and went to York. Unfortunately it was so last minute we forgot to check the weather forecast for York.
York was as wet as you’ve ever seen it.
The rain didn’t dampen our spirits (unlike our socks) although how this living statue coped, I’ll never know. His umbrella looked pretty inadequate and I’ll bet his socks ended up even wetter than mine did. I hope he earned enough to make it worthwhile!
If you’ve been to York, you’ll have been to the Shambles, surely?
Part of the Shambles dates back to the 14th century and some of the buildings are so close they almost touch on the upper storeys.
Not surprisingly, there are some absolutely lovely gift shops housed in those old buildings. It was quite exciting to spot one of Elissa’s gorgeous handmade brooches in one of the shop windows! York seems to have more than its fair share of small independent shops, which makes for a delightful and fascinating place to shop.
We had a lovely day – in spite of the bucketloads of rain – although when our shoes will finally dry out is anybody’s guess. While we’re waiting, please do leave your blog link below!