Back in 2007 (according to the photo data) we spent a week with friends in Yorkshire. Duncan and Stephen live in London, Stephen is from Yorkshire. We rented a house for the week, they rented a car and drove. There was an ambitious plan of sightseeing, with stately homes, and ruined abbeys to be seen, even a short ride on a steam train. We mentioned my love of cheese, and an outing to Wensleydale was planned. I had never seen Wallace and Gromit, and my lack of connection with the creamery probably mystified Duncan and Stephen.
Wensleydale ships cheese all over, it is a modern cheese making operation, making unique simple cheese, often with add-ins like dried fruit. Between the parking area, and the creamery, we walked across a meadow, a meadow kept trimmed by a small flock of very fluffy sheep. There were sheep on the hillside behind the house we rented, waking each morning to their gentle Baahs, very fond memories. I have a soft spot for sheep, and they provide wonderful fleece, and Stephen's mother told me how to cook lamb, so it does not taste sheepy, overcoming one of my childhood food prejudices. In many ways the week there changed me, travel should change us.
My general travel memories are of finding places so sophisticated and advanced when I did not expect them to be. Travel is such a good education.ReplyDelete
Sounds like you travel with an open mind, and eyes wide open.Delete
Sooooooooo fluffy! The Brits were amazed at our fascination with sheep, since their country if chock full of the little darlings. We had to explain that the US is cattle country and sheep, at least in our experience, were not commonplace.ReplyDelete
Ans sheep are so much softer and gentle than cows.Delete
Such a sweet photo. Thanks for the reminder of Wallace and Gromit. I love them!ReplyDelete
And the cheese is goodDelete
baa baa baa! did brian and conor approve this post?ReplyDelete
I didn't have them review it, I should haveDelete
Whenever I hear of Wensleydale, I think of Monty Python's classic "Cheese Shop" sketch!ReplyDelete
Yep, a fun one, but no beaver cheeseDelete
What beautiful memories!ReplyDelete
I love going through the random photos, most have good memories with them.Delete
oooh I sooo want some of this cheese, ever since Monty Python's cheese sketchReplyDelete
I trust you know it?
Oh yes, no beaver cheese todayDelete