Saturday, 2 November 2013

York, London and Westgate-on-Sea

We spent a long weekend up in York. I cannot believe I have never been there before. I have passed through on the train to Durham many times in my childhood but never stayed there. It was my birthday while we were there and we met up with friends for a celebratory lunch. Coincidently Janice and I share the same birthday and are the same age and we met 52 years ago at secondary school! We did all the tourist bits in York and loved it. Our weekend was extended by a day as there were no trains from York to London on Monday due to the storm. A good place to be stranded. Here are a few photos to give you a taste of what we were up to.

Boat trip on the river

York Minster - it's enormous!

High ceiling in Minster
Tess & Janice at lunch in Hotel Du Vin

Castle Museum - I love doll's houses

Redundant Charge Nurse found guilty!

Steam Train Museum - this one for Mick!

Looks the same but is different!
Seen on the platform

 We also visited the Quilt museum but could not take photos. The Shambles was worth a look but too many tacky tourist shops for my liking.

We arrived home on Tuesday but had to return to London on Wednesday as I was going into hospital to have my chest drain removed. I had to have a general anaesthetic but all was well and I am now drain free after 16 months. It does feel strange without my fashion accessory and it did so much to improve the quality of my life. I am feeling fine and breathing well - long may it last. I experienced the NHS at its best and I am grateful to all the team up at Guys.  I am still having problems with my sore gums so will seek dental advice next week if it doesn't improve.

And so back to Westgate and thankfully no storm damage. We went for a walk along the prom this morning but it was not very pleasant as there were so many little flies in the seaweed that had been blown up onto the prom during the storm. So now I have to plan a few more trips before Christmas - an overnighter in France is definately on the cards.

Another week with sad news. A very good friend and ex-colleague died last weekend - RIP Chris.
Fellow mesowarrior Ian also passed away. My condolences to both families. Mavis, Jan and Lou are fighting their own personal battles at the moment and Steve is keeping busy and awaiting his next scan. I send my love to you all.
Tess x


  1. Hi Tess, what lovely pics. you certainly packed a lot in to your weekend in York. Pleased the chest drain removal went smoothly and hope your gums heal soon. Sorry to hear about your friends, such sad news
    Sending you love, hugs and positive vibes by the bucketful as always
    Claire xx

  2. Isn't York a great place for a visit? I love dolls houses too - enjoyed your photograph. So pleased you are out and about and look forward to more blog posts. You are one brave lady and I wish you every happiness.

    Janet xx