|Shops in York - dating back to 1300's|
The afternoon was spent in the back garden with her family members celebrating her birthday. Then in the evening she escorted me on a twilight walking tour of the city, through the narrow winding streets, along turreted walls and past old roman ruins. The city centre was a buzz with groups of tourists being led on ghost tours, by a number of dramatic and enthusiastic guides. A fitting end to the tour was a bowl of hot salty chips and a glass of wine at one of the old pubs.
This morning I am again sitting in the back garden. Perfect day!!! There is a soft buzz of bees and every now and then, the scent of roses wafts past my nose. Who said England was cold and wet!
|Back garden in York|
At this present moment, my friend is putting together her research notes, maps and folders of family information and soon we will head off on the big part of our adventure. Lancashire. A large itinerary of events has been planned which include visiting family farms, parish churches and other relevant family haunts!