Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Weekend in Knaresborough

Went off last Friday with Brenda to stay with some friends of hers. I must say I went with some trepidation as I had only met them for about five minutes at a wedding reception last year. However, I needn't have worried. They were a couple of genuine carchters who put me very much at ease. Their house boasts a gigantic garden which I reckon cut just about cut it as a market garden. Needless to say all the food on offer was genuine organic and not a polythene wrapper in sight.
We talked of this and that and ate then talked of this and that then ate etcetera ad infinitum. We took a walk in town on the Saturday. Knaresborough is a pretty little mediaeval town with little alleys and small shops. It has a castle which Ollie Cromwell vandalised in 1644 or thereabouts. The whole place is a much more attractive proposition than its mundane neighbour, Harrogate.
Got back on Sunday tea time. Its a good job we weren't in any particular hurry as the driving consisted mainly of sitting on a long cavalcade headed by a driver in a large car who never does more than 40 m.p.h.
Such parade leaders do turn off the road eventually and the long string of cars gets up to speed again.........
Until we catch up with the next guy in a big car who never does more than 40.....
OK. People are entitled to dawdle if they want to; but when the road from Harrogate to Lancaster has no dual carriaigeway anywhere......
We were even stuck behind a JCB from the top of Blubberhouses Moor all the way to Skipton.
Worra day!!!

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