Monday, November 29, 2010


Golden Acre pond

Ducks on ice!

We came out of the store to this--the snow came on so fast!

Christmas tree in front of the Old Post Office

The bushes across from our building

The walk up to school along Hyde Park

The Library pub

Opposite's new outdoor seating area, covered in snow

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Harewood House Christmas Festival

The Victoria pub, right by Town Hall. It's really gorgeous, and they have a nice selection of real ales :)

Portrait of Queen Victoria

The grounds at Harewood House

I thought their prices were pretty steep, but then again, this is the 1st time I've ever seen live trees for sale in England. Richard said they sell them at garden centres.

The gardens

Richard & me in the gardens

View from the balcony

I didn't want to take a frontal picture of that was very graphic!

Down by the Courtyard they had these funny swing boats

The carousel was piping out Christmas music--very festive!

The market continues down into the Courtyard

For some strange reason, they have penguins in the back garden...So cute! Especially that one coming out of the little house.

View of the lakeside gardens

Monday, November 22, 2010

Almscliff Crag

View from the base

View from the top

Those little white specks in the field are sheep

On Sunday morning we went up to Almscliff Crag, just outside of Pool (between Leeds and Otley). It wasn't too bad of a climb, but it was really exposed--so windy and cold! I overcompensated a bit and took loads of pictures of the view to really make it worthwhile :) It really does have a gorgeous view, though.