Greyfields Greyt Adventures in England

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by greyfields, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    Well, I thought I'd take time to update our BYC members as to our travels in England. It's halftime of the Monday Night Football match (no, not that football, but what we'd call soccer). Middlesbrough, my wife's hometown, is taking on Manchester United and it is a nil-nil draw at half. And yes, we are having some lager and cider while we enjoy the match.

    Today we went into York, which is the most amzing City in England in my opinion. It dates from Roman times and has been continuously occupied since then, including the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Norman French up to the modern day. If you love archaeology like I do, all the museums and history is amazing.

    The most terrifying thing about York was the after-Christmas sales. It was worse than watching Gazelle's be devoured by Crocodiles on the National Geographic channel. We had fun, despite that. There is also Starbuck's there, which smells and reminds us both of home back in Seattle.

    We have also been out into the county in search of the best pub lunches North Yorkshire has to offer. Lamb, beef, pork, crackling, yorkshire puddings... [email protected] had it all and with no regrets.

    We were driving out there today and we saw a farmer working his border collies on the sheep. It reminded us so much of our border collie, Piper, who is at her trainers while we're on holiday continuing her eduation. I imagine both American and English border collies speak "sheep", jsut wtih different accents. Bahhh.... ram.... ewe....

    We also saw a greyhoudn today in York, a true "blue" one which is grey brindle with white markings. He had a lovely coat on as it was -1C with dark skies. He was called Wilfrid and reminded us of home as well.

    We should be off for ar amble in the next couple days in the Moors, somewhere, certainly culminating in a pint at the end of our endeavours. Until next time!
  2. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 15, 2007
    Washington State
    I think tomorrow we'll go to Durham now that I think about it. Magnificant cathederal there and surely some cold beer, too.
  3. Jena

    Jena The Welsh Witch

    Nov 2, 2008
    Sounds wonderful,

    Glad you are both enjoying yourselves so much.

    Any sign of that little farm on the moors yet?

    Have fun both,

  4. kbarrett

    kbarrett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2007
    How about some pics? [​IMG]
    For those of us stuck at home...
  5. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    SO you gonna run by and visit EC while you are across the pond????? [​IMG]
  6. BeckyLa

    BeckyLa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2007
    N. Louisiana
    Well, all of that is well and good (she said with green-eyed envy), but where are the pictures of the neat, different, and beautiful chickens they have over there? Hmmm? Pics! Oh, how I wish you could bring home some new breeds or different colors of breeds already on this side of the pond. I guess my dh is a very wise man not to take me over there, he'd be on the return trip all by hisself.... [​IMG]
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    You know you need to put in the pics!!!
  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Yea, where are the pics? that was really a bad error of omission....
  9. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON
    Ohhh Mum and I are so jealous! We haven't been home in so long! ... Granted though, home for us is Essex, namely Harlow and Bishops Stortford, but I miss it!
  10. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008

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