Me and M had the last week in July off work. My parents had rented a cottage near Skipton for a week and we joined them for the weekend, it was lovely.
The cottage was down a bumpy lane, had electric gates, a big garden and was just fantastic! It was all on one floor with big exposed beams in every room, sunken windows and a gorgeous bathroom.
C thoroughly enjoyed exploring inside and out
Thanks to my lovely twitter friend @debcw, who lives in the area, we went on a couple of lovely walks. We saw the fantastic ‘Five rise locks’ at Bingley which was very impressive
We walked from Bingley to Saltaire along the canal but unfortunately got quite wet so didn’t manage to spend any time in Saltaire as we caught the train back so we could go and get dry!
We were supposed to be coming home on Monday but decided to be cheeky and stay an extra day which meant we could go and feed the ducks at the lovely St Ives estate (another recommendation)
The rest of the week was spent welding our Landrover (M) and painting/tidying (me). We did manage to have a few trips out including taking C for her first ever chinese.
We love this chinese. The food is the best and it’s a very reasonable price too. C was such a good girl and tried everything we put in front of her. Prawn toast is a favourite of hers and she had huge fun trying to eat rice with her hands.
All in all we had a really nice week as it’s not that often we get to spend more than a day or so together as a family. Roll on the bank holiday!