Chit Chat

The city, no matter how small, is corrupt and unrepentant, while the sunshine is brighter in the country, making people more wholesome.” ~ Lori Lansens

Idle-Chatter is the midweek word prompt over on GC and my Site Weekly Prompts, this is my second response to our challenge

A couple of days ago, I drove over to the village of Bradley, just outside of the market town of Skipton, and approximately forty-five minutes away from my home. I was accompanied by two old friends, and the purpose of our journey was to visit our friend Chris who had recently downsized from her large family home, and with husband Avram, had moved to a cottage in Bradley.

As can be imagined, the chatter in the car was non-stop as we three friends caught up on a few weeks of gossip.

Once past the little town of Ilkley and back into the open countryside, the views were truly magnificent, and more than once one of us was heard to say, “Oh, just look at the view!”

Chris's village

Our arrival in the pretty little village brought about more of our enthusiastic comments.

chris's cottage

Chris’s cottage was picture perfect, and once inside, we found it was something of a tardis, it was stunning and had been updated to the highest standard. We had much to admire, compliment, question and talk about.

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I was particularly fascinated by the ‘Hobbies Room’. Chris’s husband Avram is a retired web designer, and his artistic talent and eye for detail are amazing. I was very impressed with the large and magnificent display of models he had painted himself, needless to say we had more questions and lots to talk about here.

Next on our agenda was a visit to the village pub, The Slater’s Arms.

Slater's Arms 4

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Lunch was taken here in this olde worlde Slater’s Arms, and although small, it was overflowing with interest, and provided more than one talking point. We chatted to the friendly landlady, and to a couple of jovial locals who were sitting at the bar, and our delicious lunch proved to be another talking point.

Our journey home opened up more stunning views and more Oohs and Ahs from the three of us.

When writing this post, I wished I’d had more time to include footage from my Dash Cam of the awesome views, ah well, perhaps another day.

(C) 2019 Word Prompt Idle-Chatter from Weekly Prompts.

30 thoughts on “Chit Chat

  1. What I find fascinating about the beauty of the countryside is that you can pass the same place every day, yet see something different. Then there are the different seasons adding their own angle to the views. We live in a beautiful world, a paradise that some of us are fortunate to enjoy. A great post as always, Sue, thank you.

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    1. I agree Trev. We are fortunate indeed. My son teaches in an inner city school and many of his children have never even been out of the city. Thank you for your lovely comments Trev 🙂

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    1. Do you have a castle too? I should have included it. It was a lovely day Ivor and thank you. Is it still cold over there? It was 40° here yesterday, still warm today but thankfully not quite as hot as yesterday.
      I’ve had a very busy few days and I’m on another catchup. Will be back with you shortly! 🙂


      1. No old castles in Australia, but Skipton is a picturesque country town.
        The weather is cool, windy and rainy, but it is the middle of winter, not too cold though. The days are averaging 12′ – 14′
        Wow, 40′ was a hot one for you guys overthere.

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      2. Wasn’t it just! And that is unknown for Yorkshire! I’m glad it’s not as cold it was for you last week, or was that the week before.


      1. You certainly do Sophie, you have loads of hobbies!
        Clear out your little study, does anyone work in there anymore? Or the garage perhaps. I would love a study, I miss not having a desk and my own study room, the kitchen table doesn’t quite cut it!

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  2. Murphy's Law

    Now that sounds like a perfect day. The company of good friends. A pleasant journey offering beautiful scenery. Good food. And a whole day to chit chat to your hearts content! Doesn’t get much better than that!! And your friends cottage is gorgeous.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. You are so right Ginger, it really doesn’t get any better. We all enjoyed every part of the day. I thank you again for your lovely comments 🙂


  3. What a lovely trip you all had, Sue! It sounds like every little bit made the perfect whole, for you all to share, creating special memories. It’s so nice when that happens; great company, beautiful & interesting places, and fine weather plays its part, too. The kind of day you don’t want to end..thank you for sharing, your joy shines through your words & photos 😊

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    1. We had a great day Debbie. I’ve been to many of the surrounding areas but had never been to Chris’s village before, it’s not even somewhere you’d pass through, so it was was such a treat for us. Chris has been a good friend to me over the years and it was lovely to see them so settled in their gorgeous new home.
      I imagine you did exactly the same when you moved to your village you downsized too. Thank you Debbie 🙂


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