“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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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