Often people of York, myself included, forget what a privilege it is to live in such a wonderful City. We have so many fabulous sights right on our doorstep and we do not take the time to explore these.
It's good to step out onto the streets of York and see them through the eyes of a tourist and today we did just that.
My youngest daughter, Eva, my husband, Jon and I went on a little tourist adventure. My eldest daughter, Millie, is currently embarrassed to be seen with her family anywhere in public and chose to spend her time shopping in York with her friend instead (oh, the joys of living with a teenager!)
Sadly, the weather was not particularly kind. Rather than give up immediately and retreat to the warmth of a coffee shop, as the hardened northerners we are, we chose to picnic in the museum gardens in the rain (they have a fabulous reading circle covered by trees - a must see if you visit York with children). My husband is originally from Solihull, but he has lived in York for so long now that I've managed to toughen him up. He has also adopted the northern trait of being incredibly tight with cash - winter months can be particularly fun as he won't put on the heating (it costs money and you can just put on a jumper instead - he acts more northern than me now!)
Here are some snaps we took on our travels today. Whether you live in York or are here on a day trip, come and see what the City has to offer......