Saturday, 15 May 2010

50th Anniversary Coming to an End

Our Golden Wedding Anniversary seems to have gone on for a long time. Large party on December 19th (the actual date) then not taking up gift vouchers until the Spring has spread the celebrations out somewhat.



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


http://ramblingsfromanenglishgarden.blogspot.com/2008/11/aldeburgh-pt2-cottages-and-more.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




And a nice place to eat lunch
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.

23 comments:

Elizabeth said...

One day I will get to York!
Super pics despite older format.....

Needled Mom said...

Wow....it sounds like a fabulous place to visit. How fun it will be to stay in it since it's big remake.

So tell me....what would happen if you just walked around front and took a picture of the freeze artist without paying? Does he attack you with the umbrella? Interesting. They are really fun to watch. I doubt that I could stand still that long.

melissa said...

Barbara...I love living vicariously through your photos. Esp. like the street-views with the narrow streets and pretty storefronts. I could look at things like that all day. :)

Vee said...

Those photos of York are coming in very helpful for imagining the town where Dean's Watch takes place. I think your photography has always been very good. Have great fun on your extended anniversary celebration. I'm going back now to see the other photos you've linked to so that I can get a sense of that place in mind.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I loved seeing all the pictures. It would be grand to visit there. Since I know I can't at least I got to see the sites with your sharing. Enjoy the ending of your 50th. It sounds absolutely wonderful.

Martha said...

50th Anniversaries should be special!

I've been to York and loved it -- your pictures brought back great memories!

Sara said...

Have a dreamy time in Aldburgh. I remember your previous posts...some beautiful photos there.

And your photos of York are reminding me of CT and my visit there...almost one year ago already...and making me want to hop on a plane and fly back to your beautiful country immediately!

Kate said...

I love York - so many places to steep oneself in history ... delicious!!!!

Melanie said...

Have a lovely anniversary break.

Yes York is a wonderful place to visit- we went one Summer when daughter was at a chemistry camp at the uni to give a taste of uni life. Lovely place. My eyes were on stalks at the Kath Kidson shop.

Elizabethd said...

I'm sure you will enjoy your trip to Aldeburgh. It sounds like a very relaxing hotel!

Susan said...

Sounds lovely. I know you will enjoy it.

bennie and patsy said...

It is great to take special trips.
Glad to come along.
Patsy

Willow said...

A last Happy Anniversary salutation from me :)

I have very fond memories of visiting York and walking around the city on the wall. I'd love to return there some day!

leavesnbloom said...

That hotel sounds wonderful. I hope you both have a wonderful time away. I've always wanted to go to York but not made it yet.

Willow said...

Such beautiful pictures and I can' believe you are 70 years old. You sound much younger and seem to have so much energy.

Willow

M.Kate said...

Happy anniversary! I would love to visit and it's been a really long time since I've been to England. I have very fond memories and even used to stay in Scotland very briefly for studies. Have a happy week ahead, hugs..M

becky up the hill said...

So happy for you. I love all your pictures and sharing. God bless~!

Linda said...

Looks like the celebrations have been great. I was in York many years ago and would love to return.

A Busy Single Mom said...

York looks so quaint. Have a wonderful trip to Aldburgh!

More Than Conquerors said...

Happy Golden Wedding Anniversary, Barbara! Thank God for blessing you with 50th lovely years with your husband. The celebrations must have been very special and thank God for providing those gift vouchers. Hope you have a blessed time at Aldburgh. These photos are so lovely. Thanks for sharing. Take care and have a blessed week.

Warm regards,
Nancie

Merisi said...

Happy Anniversary!
I feel happy knowing about your 50 years together, so very very special.
So glad you were able to celebrate together in so many different ways.

Merisi said...

Love, love your 2010 photo and the very special one as newly marrieds!

Winifred said...

I missed your anniversary during my time off from blogging so a belated Happy Anniversary to you both. Hope you have lots more years of happiness to come.

I do love York, such lovely buildings and at least there are unusual shops. Not just the run of the mill chains that are turning our towns into replicas of each other.