No. 2 Railway Cottages

Sleeps 4 in a peaceful village, just outside Whitby, North Yorkshire
Call Joan on 01947 603801 to Book

Archive of: June, 2015

26/06/2015

26/06/2015

This week saw the green caravan move out. A young chap is going to restore it as a vintage caravan. I'd used it for storing plant pots and other gardening items, so first these had to be moved to another store. Then I had to cut through the long grass in the wild life area so that we could get it out. Some persuasion from the tractor and it was out ready to load then away it went to Nottinghamshire. Now I just have to clear up!

22/06/2015

22/06/2015

This is the view from the cottage window, looking down the garden. As you can see, in spite of the weather, the flowers are putting on a fabulous show. Red climbing roses, blue delphiniums, white foxgloves, geraniums, aquilegias and sweet williams; and in the background the green grass. A real artist's palette of colour!

21/06/2015

21/06/2015

In spite of having the whole of the River Esk, the ducks still like a swim in our garden pond. They've eaten most of my pond plants and as they swim they fertilise the water. Hence the murky green colour! Don't you just love them?

10% Discount

11/06/2015

10% discount available on all July available dates. Quote code JJ1 when booking.

21 June

11/06/2015

21 June is Father's Day and also Midsummer's Day. Book a holiday now - we have vacancies. Check out the available dates & prices on the website. Or give me a call - 01947 603801.

Availability

11/06/2015

Sadly, we've had a number of cancellations due to serious illness. So there are a number of vacancies through the summer months - check out the calendar and reserve your dates,

11/06/2015

11/06/2015

The aquilegias have been particularly good this year with a good mix of colours. They self seed and inter breed so you never know what will come up next. Several people have commented on the unusual combination of blues, yellows & pinks.

The Blue Tits Have Fledged

31/05/2015

Yes, the blue tits have fledged. Not sure when - one day they were there and the next they had gone. No doubt they're still around the garden. The bird song has been spectacular over recent weeks - both early morning and each evening. We've got blackbirds, thrushes, sparrows by the dozen, swallows. Even spotted some pied wagtails dashing across the lawn.

We've had everything this week, weather-wise. The week started with cold, wind and rain; mid week saw an improvement with more warmth, sunshine and just the odd shower, mostly after tea. There were a couple of brilliant rainbows! Friday was really warm with hardly any wind. Today we've had the strong winds back again. It's been a battle keeping the cottage laundry on the washing line - had to use twice as many pegs then kept checking to make sure it was still there! It did dry in record time, though.

When is summer proper going to start??

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