York is one of my all time favourite Cities; it is so beautiful, so happening and popular, yet feels chilled to explore too. And then of course the most obvious is that I love the history that oozes out around every corner. It is a place to go that makes me happy to not necessarily have any agenda, just enjoy the moments been there, taking it all in. Its very different to go with kids – they notice different things and can’t help pretending to “fight the baddies” as we wander along the walls. We went a couple of weeks ago as one of our days out when Nath had some annual leave and it was lovely to be there all together and so the kids were more than excited to go back last week to meet one of their Aunts to help with some wedding stuff. Despite a broken car, rainy weather and a moody mummy (because of said rain and car issues) we still managed to hop on 2 trains from Leeds (£13 return what a barg) and arrived on time to meet her.
Nath’s Sister is getting married this weekend. Its exciting for us all as we love a good wedding and with so many siblings we have one almost every year. I have known her since she was mid teens and me 20, after being friends for many years with all of his family/siblings he and I finally hooked up and now here we are as sister in laws and my daughter, her niece, is a flower girl at her wedding…who’d have thought? (I love it). My job on the day is hair and make up (Whhhhaaaatttttt) Im okay with this; I love it, enjoy it and do an aright job! Because of these duties our trip to York was in search of shoes for Megsie and new make up on the day for her…make up was our only success, but I have since found some beauts in H&M for Megs so not to worry, she enjoyed the attention on the day and the prospect of being a “pwincess”!
I love to see the kids with their family and as she doesn’t live close they absolutely loved being with her…chatting, telling stories and tales, asking questions about the wedding plans, who she was marrying (despite meeting him LOADS) and general chat. After we said goodbye the sun was shining so we played in the museum gardens for a bit chasing squirrels and imaginative play on the walls, spotted an awesome black bus, all before catching our train home. It was a long busy day of shopping and adventure with no accidents from Megs and I loved it.
Rain is all we have really known this summer here in the UK so I guess I almost expected it this day too, but as I am a planner and love to be out with the kids and not indoors day in day out I didn’t let it stop us. Yes we got pretty soggy for a bit, because whilst I prepared for it with jackets, our footwear wasn’t so practical (hello sandals) but the kids loved seeing their aunt, exploring the sites and splashing in the puddles and Megs dropped her trousers in the city centre (classy). It was a very pleasant day out despite the weather and was great to be a help to the bride to be and have laughs experimenting with make up … Roll on Saturday for more family banter and joyful moments and fingers crossed for the sunshine!