I can’t believe that for the few weeks we’ve been home the weather in England has been utterly amazing! Today we took advantage and let Rory roam around on the Dales, play in the paddling pool and explore a local market (where we purchased a large amount of local produced cheese). We also discovered a great place in Richmond called The Station where we enjoyed afternoon tea and a browse in the local gallery and food stalls. The place where we are staying (Natural Retreats) is a brilliant, no fuss self catering eco cottage which I’d rather like to own as a country place, I can’t recommend it highly enough. This evening we enjoyed a BBQ on our deck and soaked up the dramatic, beautiful views. We’re all feeling incredibly relaxed due to no cars, telephone or internet and falling asleep to the sound of nature, bliss.