What a wonderful time we had in North Yorkshire.
But first things first - a new frock!
I couldn't resist.
It came from one of my favourite Sheffield vintage sellers, Marie, at The Queen's Drawers.
1970s cotton sundress - vintage shop Vintedge
Sandals - Ebay
Belt and bangles - charity shopped
Red painted bangle - gift from dearest Tania
I'll be linking to Jane's Shiny T Tuesday on the allotted day, using this photo.
I have more to say about this, but it can wait - I know, such a tease!
So - suitably visibly attired, the kids and I caught the train to Thirsk on Friday.
And when we got there, we headed to Newby Hall.
We explored the outdoor sculpture exhibition.
Plenty of organic shapes and tactile textures...
...and human figures.
Gorgeous textures, created and natural.
Don't these trees look as though they could be Ents?
Beautiful house, and stunning gardens, the borders were glorious.
Soooo many bees!
And lest you think we inflicted art and horticulture on the poor little beasties instead of letting them play...
... here's the evidence to the contrary!
They loved the adventure playground and the swingboats.
And back at Patsy's, there was plenty of this...
... and this!
Hams, the lot of them.
These are the views from the house.
And these are the neighbours.
It's beautiful there.
Snapshots of Thirsk.
We've known each other over 20 years, and we're rather like an old married couple, plenty of bickering and disagreeing, but huge amounts of love and laughter.
Strong women rock!