Posted: 25/05/2014 at 16:48
Hi All, and a special hello to the newcomers.
Thankyou all so much for the birthday greetings, they are really appreciated, you are a truly fab bunch.
We have had a lovely, although wet time in N. Yorkshire, visited Helmsley walled garden and Scampston gardens. The second will belovely later in the yea, as it has some Piet Oudolph designed naturalistic borders.
Dinner at the Black Swan at Helmsley was also great, wont go into details as some of you might be squeamish about the nose to tail eating philosophy there, but we loved it. We try to get to 2 or 3 really good restaurants in a year, which usually involves collecting Michelin Stars in London, although I am now keener on some of the new gastro-pubs with a bit less poncery but very good and more affordable food.
Off to have a look at what you have been up too, see you soon.
PS may have to change my name to punkdog!