Today we re going to go on a virtual visit to Yorkshire, England. Why on earth are we doing this, I can hear you asking.
Well, it all started when I found the most beautiful blog. Castles, Crowns, and Cottages. I am in love with the beauty on this blog, you must check it out. Today, is the first day of the, Europe: Simply irresistible link party. It will be a virtual tour of Europe. Places that bloggers have been, or dream of going someday.
I have mentioned that my family is from England. I was born in Portsmouth, but left as a baby. My mom was raised in Preston, and my Nana was from Yorkshire. We are taking a trip to Yorkshire because I think the English countryside is amazingly beautiful. Also, I have read every single book that James Herriot ever wrote, and his description of Yorkshire and the countryside has always made me want to go there.
All these images are from Pinterest, click the photo to go to the original source.
These are the colors and the landscape I would love to see.
I do remember visiting some old churches when we went for a a visit. I was 7, but I can still remember a lot of our trip. These old churches are wonderful.
The old stone stiles, and barns. How many of these did James Herriot go through, or over?
And the classic thatched roof English cottage. Doesn’t that look so cozy? What a beautiful garden. The English do love a nice garden.
I love this old phone box.
And the village, I could wander those small streets, then stop and have tea and scones. With clotted cream of course.
I hope you enjoyed our small trip to Yorkshire. Be sure to continue the Europe tour through the other participating blogs.
Dear, dear Mary. Your kind words in your introduction are received this morning with a huge smile….and to learn that your roots are English, what a DREAM! Now you have taken me through areas of England that I truly want to experience. I too enjoy James Herriot and now to get a visual glimpse of his descriptions is such a treat. I am enjoying my tour as I go to all the blogs this morning and greet you all, thanking you for your lovely participation! ENJOY your visits as I hope you will get a chance to see the other posts. Some people are not ready yet, but hopefully, they will be later on.
This was DELICIOUS and I too could go for a scone with clotted cream! HAPPY DAY!!! Anita
I enjoyed this tour of Yorkshire, England… It is beautiful. Lovely post! Have a happy weekend!
I have never been to England, but I would travel to Yorkshire to see that rose covered cottage alone! Oh simply dreamy! I like that red phone booth too…I wonder if it still works! ;)
Thanks for the recommendation, mom is a true angophile but she can’t spell it! Love Dolly
I read all those books to Mary. England is beautiful! Thanks for the tour of this area.
This was wonderful! I love the English countryside! I also enjoy seeing the dog blogs that are based in England when they take us sight-seeing.
Beautiful post. I am luck enough to have traveled to England. I have been in a red phone booth. Brings me back the vision of a truly lovely place. Love the cozy cottage. The countryside is gorgeous. Coming over from Anita’s CCC.
My STEPMOTHER was raised in PORTSMOUTH!She is 80 now……….and she owns one of those telephone booths!
Beautiful countryside!JUST BEAUTIFUL………………
Love what ANITA has done here…………….please visit me I’m number 26!
Yep, that is England. I didn’t know you were born there? Now we have something in common, but I left at 9 weeks old when Mom took me to Germany. Mom says England is fun to see, but she wouldn’t want to live there. In Germany we did live in a house with a thatched roof, it was real nice.
Mary your post and Yorkshire and your roots is so inspiring. A very charming spot on this Earth!
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Wow! That looks like a gorgeous place!!
xx husky hugz
This is probably as close as we will ever get to traveling in England, but what a great post with fantastic photos. And we don’t have to worry about long lines at the airport and other travel problems.
Well, I am still dreading my trip to England (in less than two weeks!) but I know the friends we are visiting will take Jason and I to see some amazing things… it’s just that it will be without dogs and, honesty, nothing is as good without dogs. All of those photos would be much more lovely and appealing were there a dog or two or three! :)
Oh my goodness! I LOVE this travelogue, I LOVE it! I’ve been to London a couple of times but never further in the countryside than Oxford. I so want to go to Yorkshire and Cornwell and then further north.
These photos are absolutely beautiful. I was in England in December and the tea with scones and clotted cream is one tradition I’d like to continue! We had the best tea at a countryside manor south of London.
What a lovely post. I adore English gardens and the English countryside. Once while in England we visited Burton on the Water and had a wonderful tea there.
I’m visiting from Anita’s link party and am so glad to join you on your virtual English tour. Thank you for visiting my little whirl through France earlier today.
I would go ANYTIME to ANYWHERE i ENGLAND!Looove everything over there,been to London three times but I need to get around and see the countryside and all the beautiful places too,just like the pictures you´re showing!!!I am in love – with ENgland!!!!Would loooove to go experience those oh so charming gardens,visit some of the mansions,shop shop shop.
I am more than ready,so please let me win the lottery today ;)
This was most certainly a visit after my own heart!
And I am also an addicted fan of “all Creators” and James
Thank you for a lovely tour!
Many Blessings, Linnie
I always loved England and now i love the way you show it!
Thanks to Anita and Link Party alows me to see you.
i folow you now, and let me invite you to mine.
Mary, I can’t even tell you how much I loved this post! James Herriot, such a name from my childhood–All Creatures Great and Small was one of my favorite books that I read so many times and now seeing your photos it brought that back so vividly. I love the countryside there and would love to visit again soon! So glad to have found you through Anita! I am also part of the party and hope you will stop by.
xo Mary Jo
I loved every bit of the Yorkshire you shared! Cannot wait to go to England and see this beauty in person!
Visiting you from Anita’s link party and glad i did:)
Yorkshire is SO beautiful…thank you for sharing these stunning photos and take me on a virtual escape this weekend! xoxo
Ah, the homeland, England…I have to visit one day. When I flew to Paris, as we passed over England, I did think….this is where it all started from my family. Right there! Gorgeous images that make me want to travel there that much more. Visiting from Anita’s link party!
Thank you for taking me away to beautiful England – so much to see there.
Love the pretty chocolate box homes and gardens and the green lush countryside.
It was lovely to discover your blog
That second image had the song “Heather on the Hill” playing in my mind as I read through your beautiful post! Every image of your Motherland beckons a visit!
Thank you for taking me on your journey!
I never thought much about visiting England, but after these photos I definitely would!
So nice to meet you here, Mary, thanks to dear Anita!
Your beautiful story and images speak to me, in fact my post is on the Cotswolds…oh… dreaming again! Love the cottage, the garden, everything…now I’m craving scones and clotted cream… :)
Have a marvelous Sunday, and enjoy the party!
Beautiful post !….love to met you at Anita’s party……love Ria…x !
This lovely post was the perfect little getaway. I love the photo with the flag banners. So festive.
How lovely of you to visit us and how great a welcome back for us. We love Anita’s blog too. We have missed you.
Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly
Looks a bit like Devon and Dartmoor,thats our neck of the woods,lovely,xx Rachel and Speedy
Mary, what a lovely celebration of your British heritage! I would love to visit Yorkshire one day, too! Thank you for the beautiful images that make us all dreamers… ♡Dawn
I do love England—my favorite place! I’d love to visit Yorkshire. I wrote about England for the party, as well. Come see my red phone box, too!