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.