Thursday, 23 April 2009

Birthday Bonanza

Last weekend to celebrate my 39th birthday, Pete and I dumped the kids and took ourselves off up to York. This little break away nearly broke the bank as the room cost us £9 a night, how good is that!!

On Saturday we got up real early so that we could get into York while it was still empty to take some photographs in the wonderful sunlight. This is after I got breakfast in bed with it being my birthday which involved Pete throwing a banana at me from the other side of the hotel room - who says romance is dead?

We entered the city through here



with these guys looking down on us


We strolled around the nice and empty walls


to look at views like this


we then dropped down into the city centre

took a walk down the very empty "Shambles"


a visit to the castle


a phone call from my boys to wish me Happy Birthday



luckily Pete took this shot of me pointing at something I was telling Matt about on the phone which is my shot for today's prompt over at HSMSHS


and last but not least we went shopping where Pete got me this


which contained this

10 comments:

Mandy said...

I always adore reading your blog and browsing you photos. Lol at the banana! More than I get, haha.

Glad you had a lovely birthday. xox

Igotmebabe said...

Love it when your pictures tell the story, glad you had a nice birthday and what a lovely gift :)
You are pointing with determinaton :)
Fab shots

Gez said...

Great reading & great photos. I love going to York. Altho I've never seen it that quite! Glad you had a lovely Birthday. Enjoy your gorgeous pressie. I was hoping we would get to see in your box. Not that we're nosey!xx

Photographing Mom said...

Wow!! A beautiful place for a birthday celebration!!
Love your point and the gift is gorgeous.

jo said...

Great photos - not been to York for years. Wish Edinburgh had been that quiet this weekend - I hate random people in my photos!!

Liz said...

I haven't been to York for years. I must put it on my "To Do" list. Love that your hubby managed to get you pointing :)

SuzyB said...

I dont think Ive been to York and £9 a room sounds ace! Glad you had a lovely birthday and have some cracking photos to remind you :o) x

Chris T said...

How early was early - those roads are very empty! Beautiful shots. Glad you had a lovely birthday - I've got a very similar romantic husband - quite often takes me out to Ikea for a romantic 2 for 1 meal lol!

Sue Nicholson said...

WoW! That must have been some banana ;-O

Beautiful shots and love the story line . . . fabulous idea to get shots without any strangers cluttering up the view :-)

Super gift too!

Mima said...

LOL at Pete and the banana, but the necklace really is beautiful, and it is a great photo!!