Having recently enjoyed our High Tea at M*ulberry House it is now time to take off this week (Tuesday for 2 nights) to Aldburgh in Suffolk. We have used our gift voucher (from a number of friends) to book the best room in the hotel for a night and then added another night as our gift to each other. We will be enjoying a large room with a bay window overlooking the beach and sea, furnished with a comfortable sofa for doing just that. There will be designer toiletries and a welcome tray as just 2 of the extras for this room. The hotel has also been closed from New Year until Easter for a complete refurbishment so everything is new and the decor is very different.
Aldburgh is not your usual seaside place but a place to walk and relax and take in the bracing sea air from the North Sea. We stayed at this same place to celebrate my 70th birthday and if you were not around at that time or are interested in revisiting then click these links. http://ramblingsfromanenglishgarden.blogspot.com/2008/11/aldeburgh-pt-1.html
For now I will leave you with some views of the City of York. These photos were taken in 2004 before I was a 'blogger' and it shows! And photos were printed on my old printer.
Our Hotel (a Marriott)
Which backed on to the race course seen here in the early morning mist
The centre of York with the Minster towering over the area
A freeze artist on the right with his umbrella. These guys will not move for hours and one has to put money in the dish for a front view photo. They are usually students wanting to earn some money. Alan on the left (with the red backpack) looks as if he has frozen too.
Across the roof tops where the Minster fills the horizon
There is so much to see in York and some of the finest museums (Railway, Viking, Life in centuries gone by), lots of excavations, the Castle, the City Wall and of course York Minster itself with it's amazing vaults and underground excavations. If we do visit again there will be lots of pics.