A Postcard from York

One Word Challenge Creative from Fandango, Temporal from RDP

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Twelve drummers drumming, Eleven pipers piping, Ten lords a leaping …”  Stretching the temporal aspect of the season!

 Crikey, 33 blokes turning up at your door; wow, talk about overkill!
On the twelfth day of Christmas I took a final backward glance.

A couple of days before Christmas, we drove over to York, and after parking the car at the Park-and-Ride bus terminal on the outskirts of the city, we took the bus into the city centre. Our first stop was to visit the fascinating German Christmas shop where I purchased a Christmas ornament as a gift for son Joss’s new house.

The German Christmas shop

I love the old buildings of York, especially the higgledy-piggledy Christmas shop with its extremely low ceilings; I’m only 5′ 3” but even I managed to bump my head on one low beam upstairs!

Irish leprechaun Perhaps

I wished I had a few hundred pounds to spare as I would have loved to have taken home one or two of the larger figures, but perhaps not on a Park and Ride bus. I couldn’t help thinking that this one looked as though he would be more at home over on the Emerald Isle!

From the Christmas shop, we wandered around the quaint and narrow streets where we purchased a couple of last-minute gifts, and just off the street market, we found a little shop selling postcards.

Postcard from York

I was quite taken with a card that showed some of the very old and decidedly strange street names; it got me thinking about Andrew’s blog Have Bag Will Travel where he wrote about the unusual street names in the town of Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire. I think the city of York could maybe rival them! Take a look here.

We lunched at the centuries old Punch Bowl Inn at the top of Stonegate.

The Punch Bowl

A pub with a past, the alleged scene of a murder and said to be haunted by tortured souls!

After lunch, we caught the bus back to the Park and Ride carpark, picked up the car and drove home.

Back at home, we lit the kitchen log burner, put our feet up, watched a Christmas film and fell asleep!

Closing Christmas 2

I couldn’t end this post without being a little creative with at least one photograph!

Prompted by Ginger’s comments – Post publication I added this photo video of the German Christmas shop that I created a couple of years ago.

(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2020 One word challenge Creative from Fandango and Temporal from The Ragtag Community.


12 thoughts on “A Postcard from York

    1. My older grandchildren visited Berlin on school trips and said exactly the same as you. I do love the Christmas shop. Fascinating to see all the unusual ornaments but it is very expensive, really overpriced! Thank you, Andrew.

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  1. Murphy's Law

    The name higgledy-piggledy Christmas Shop would entice me to go inside. What a grand display. I’m 5’4″, so I would’ve cracked my noggin several times!

    The history of the Punchbowl is quite eerie, but I imagine the food and the atmosphere make up for it. You certainly find some interesting, fun places to go Sue. I appreciate your taking us along. I see some great sights through your eyes and camera. And I don’t have to get on a bus to do it! Lol.

    Love your little elves, all tuckered out from looking so cute all through Christmas, just hanging out relaxing waiting to be put away for another year. Poor little guys….it’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it! 🤗
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. Higgledy-Piggledy is just my description of the shop. There are nooks and crannies everywhere with floors that slant, then climb two steps up and around a corner three steps down, and it’s packed to the rafters. A couple of years ago I did a post about it, you might enjoy it. https://nansfarm.net/2017/12/17/ghosts-mulled-wine-and-a-german-christmas/

      The food at the Punchbowl is typical pub grub but quite good. York itself does nightly ‘Ghost Walks’!
      I’m delighted you enjoy my little outings, and you’ve made my day with your comments. Thank you so much, Ginger. 🙂


  2. What an interesting, beautiful, fun place with such artistic Christmas everything! Enjoyed the photos and the video!
    Yes, Christmas flew by, again, and the angels, Santas, elves, etc. are packed away for another year. Always a bit sad to me to take everything down. So I leave some indoor lights up to enjoy year round and I leave some of my angels out to enjoy year round. 🙂
    What Christmas movie did you watch?!
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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    1. We watched Miracle on 34th Street the 1947 version. A few days later we watched the one starring Richard Attenborough, the nineties?

      Yes, I agree, it’s always sad to put away the decorations, I even apologise to my elves! On the other hand everything looks so much tidier.

      Thank you so much ,Carolyn 🙂

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