For those that don't know, Whitby is famous for Dracula - Bram Stoker lived there whilst writing the novel and lots of the town inspired his story. Because of this a lot of the town and cafes have a bit of a Dracula theme going on, as you'll see from these two pictures.
|Ken being attacked by Dracula|
|In case you can't tell, it's a bulb of garlic in the box!|
Here are some views from around Whitby.
|Whale bone arch|
On our anniversary (13 years) we went to York for the day - I love York, it's such a beautiful and magical city. We had a really nice meal, a wander round the Christmas market, evensong at York Minster, and a lovely afternoon tea in Betty's Tearoom.
|Christmas market by day|
|Market by night|
|My afternoon tea - fruit scones with jam & clotted cream|
|Ken calling the rescue people|
One of the best tearooms we went to was on a farm on the way to the abbey - fabulous local food in a wonderful environment. I was taking a picture of the tractors and the farmer noticed so came over to chat to me - I told him that we had a Massey Ferguson on our farm, and he told me all about how they had developed the tearooms and shops on the farm to help with income generation.
|A very cute sheep on the farm|
|I loved this sign - especially the last one.|
|Ready for his walk in the cold|
|Thoroughly spoilt - he's not allowed on the furniture at home!|
That's it for now - stay safe and keep smiling.
Pamela & Ken
P.S: Final photo is lights in one of the trees at Fountains Abbey.