Ciaran and I have bust out of town and escaped to the Yorkshire Dales for the weekend! We packed our bags, kissed Toby cat goodbye then hit the road this morning. We arrived in Skipton earlier this afternoon, just in time for a spot of late lunch and a look round the charity shops and market stalls (I scored an amazing china cake stand which I'll share in next weekends cake bake post!). Skipton is a sweet little market town with a canal, a lovely church at one end (they had a village fete on earlier today) some pretty pubs and some great little antiques shops.
Ciaran is taking part in this epic bike ride tomorrow with local hero Bradley Wiggins so I'll have a good few hours to myself to go exploring. I'm really looking forward to getting out in the open and filling my lungs with fresh air. From the garden of the pretty B&B we're staying in I can see rolling hills for miles around so I think I'll arm myself with a map and hope for the best!
We've got an early start tomorrow (the race kicks off at 7am - eek!) so we're going to keep it chilled tonight and take a stroll down the lane to the local pub for half an ale and a bite to eat! I haven't quite figured out blogging is iPad yet, hence no photographs of my own today! Hopefully I'll make up for it tomorrow!