Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Designed Day Out

A lovely day today spent with parents just south of York at a designer outlet McArthur Glen which is located just south of York on the main A64. The weather was typical summer showers, brief heavy downpours and hot sunshine. Even though I'm on a holiday, I don't mind the rain and showers so much, because a) we need the rain; and b) this is Britain and there's nothing we can do about it so why worry; if I'd wanted sun, I'd have gone abroad.

The designer outlet sounds posher than it is. It is indeed fairly modern, immaculately clean and bright and airy. Allegedly, you can get bargains and we saw some supposed knock down prices. Most of the top names are there for clothes and the food outlets on the first floor tend to be a bit too 'convenience food' style for me, non-the-less, very pleasant. There are loads of parking facilities and you can get a 'park and ride' to York city itself which is about three miles away.

I noticed today, the grass verges are full of white, yellow and red flowers (poppies);  forgive me, I don't know what the others are, the white ones are like tall daisies. They gave a brightness to the drudgery of the journey.
I hope you are enjoying your week so far?

The picture above is a flower from my trailing Ivy-Leafed Pelargonium.

Chat soon



  1. Gorgeous photo. Maybe one day you could take some shots of your garden in its entirety instead of just teasing us with little flowers :)

  2. Thank you for sharing your holiday with us. Looking forward to your next posting. Have a great time!

  3. Those tall white things are Oxeye daisies and they are one of my favourites. They grow all along the edges of roads round here (North Leicestershire) and they brighten my days no end!

  4. Donna
    Thank you - do you know, that's a good idea, I'll try to take one of those panoramic ones and you can see it all...

    Hi Jarmara
    Many thanks, I'll be taking some pictures when I visit that old haunt of yours - Whitby, just praying for some sun!

    Hi MorningAJ
    Thanks for that info, they are out in abundance and look lovely; and yes, they do brighten the day here too!