It feels like we’ve only just arrived, but already a week has gone by at Beacon View. I’ve only just realised how many stars we can see (there are only about 3 or 4 over London…) We’ve visited Whitby, York, Harrogate and Helmsley, a couple of Abbeys – Rievaulx and Whitby – a Minster – York and several gin shops. We have eaten out a few times (Trenchers and The White Horse & Griffin are recommended).  We have a very tired dog after a visit to the grounds of Castle Howard. I have enjoyed a week without email or the internet and we have managed to get through the whole week without running over any sheep, pheasants or rabbits.  Sorry to be leaving this great big living room and it’s high ceiling!  Thanks Liz and Danny.