Like France, I have taken quite the long summer holiday. In this case the holiday has been from my expat blog. I wanted to take a step back and just concentrate on looking for work, sewing and getting back into running. I have been successful with 2 out 3. I would love to be sharing the news on an pending job offer but unfortunately I’m not. The whole job application process is starting to feel a bit personal. How can one person apply to over 60 jobs in a few months and not even get a phone interview? Oh well. I’m going to solider on and apply, apply, apply.
But here I am. I am back. Hello!
Last night I processed some of my photos from our trip York. I had such few good ones I was convinced I needed a new camera. Need. But then G reminded me that the lighting was all wrong (it was so dark in the buildings due to cloudy skies) and he was right. But I lucked out with a few pretty ones that captured the feel of the city.
A visit to York was long overdue. This is the third time I’ve lived in England and it was the first time I managed to visit. Worth the wait, I tell you. So I present to you..York.
The trip to York was wonderful. I highly recommend a visit. The customer service at restaurants was perfect across the board: refilling of water glasses, concern if meals were being enjoyed, and delicious food. London, take note. Every building seems to be historic and are well cared for. We went into quite a few pubs that smelled clean, wood pine-y fresh. Can you imagine?
And the architecture. Loved it! I am a sucker for old churches, buildings and history so I was in heaven. Yes, London has those things but in York all of it was concentrated in a small area, easily walkable. Perfect. This trip confirmed that I am a big town, small city girl. I loved the coziness of it all. Best part?! The city smells of chocolate. Not by the city center, mind you. The whiffs of lovely chocolate can be smelled outside the city walls, northwest to be exact. Our walks in the area produced quite a hankering for pain au chocolat. To make sure we weren’t going crazy I asked the owners of our B&B if we were indeed smelling chocolate in the air. She confirmed that the Nestle company was nearby. My nose was right. It never lets me down. Especially when it comes to chocolate.