On Saturday, I met my friend Sian in the beautiful city of York. I’ve known Sian since my first day, at my first job after I completed my Masters, and we’ve been firm friends ever since. We wanted to get lost amongst the shops and have a good natter, something York is perfect for. Amongst the sunshine and clouds I managed to get some photographs of the beautiful city.
We walked along The Shambles (which makes me think of Diagon Alley in Harry Potter) and saw a sign for The Shambles market, we had a nosey and found a selection of eateries which looked a little like beach huts. I ordered a strange but delicious concoction of chickpeas, butternut squash and cous cous from Los Moros, which offers North African and Middle Eastern cuisine.
The Chocolate Afternoon Tea consisted of chicken salad wrap with chocolate marmalade, chocolate pesto crostini, chocolate babaganouj crostini, chocolate Yorkshire rarebit, a chocolate and cherry scone with clotted cream and strawberry jam, a miniature salted caramel truffle cake and a miniature lemon meringue pie chocolate.
The York Cocoa House also offer chocolate workshops, which Sian and I plan on returning to attend later in the year.
Before leaving I had to purchase some of their treats for Andrew and my dad, much to their delight. I was lucky enough for them to share them with me.
We still didn’t have long enough to chat about everything we wanted to or visit all of the shops we’d have liked to, despite spending five hours in the city. I absolutely love York and always seem to enjoy it more each time I visit.
Have you visited York?