Happy New Year

Well thats the end of the first decade of the century.  2009 turned out to be a good year after a very bad start.  After settling down to married bliss, Christmas was our first as a new family.  It was great .   Charles, my son & I made the meal on Christmas day.  Just!  By the time we eventually had it ready, it was about 9.30 pm!  However, it was worth the wait and we had a super time opening presents from our stockings.  A new(old) tradition to us.

On Boxing Day we took our courage in both hands and went for a drive in upper Wharfedale.   The roads were not too bad and the winter scenery was absolutely stunning.  We were hoping to go up Coverdale, but the roads were really too bad, so we settled for afternoon tea at Zarina’s traditional tearoom in Kettlewell.  An inspired choice.  We had tea and the best homemade scones with jam and cream that I’ve tasted in many a long day.  The room was cosy and warm from the log-burning fire and the natives were very friendly.

Before we left, there was time to make a few purchases including an autographed copy of the latest Calendar Girl poster.  Readers who have seen the film will probably know that Kettlewell was the main location for the film.  The ladies have done a magnificent job of raising money and I believe it has already changed some lives in the area.

It was a really memorable day and we set off for home replete in all our senses.

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