It was literally by the skin of our teeth that we managed to book Rye Meadows for a weekend away with Gill and Mark. It was a belated silver wedding celebration, and how fabulously lucky we were. Gill is a teacher and wanted to go away at half term, so as we frantically tried to find vacancies our spirits took a dive; everyone else seemed to want this weekend too!
And then we stumbled accross a gem of a place just outside Kirkby Lonsdale. The apartment was everything and more that we could have possibly hoped for. It was modern, light, and perfectly kitted out with everything from chocolates, wine, fluffy pillows and spectaculor views of the Lune Valley. We couldn’t believe it! And a perfect two nights and two days was to follow…..sheer bliss. Gill and Mark are special people. Mark is Paul’s younger brother and Gill my extraordinary SiL (Sister-in-Law), and I couldn’t have chosen a better one!! We walked and talked and ate and drank….saw the wonders of the sunny Yorkshire countryside from our temporary dwelling and whilst rambling over the hills from Settle to Long Preston on the way home. The walk into the historic market town of Kirkby Lonsdale was worth it; we bought a cheese board and new boots, and enjoyed (not) the company of Alan in the famous Royal Hotel. Oh dear! The quiz is still not complete! We made lots of memories didn’t we? And we most certainly will be back!