If we thought we'd had it a bit soggy in Ilkeston, things were brought starkly into perspective by our visit to York. Malcolm and I had a run up to York yesterday after calling in at Meadowhall in Sheffield on the way for a little retail therapy. Following the bad weather over the weekend, some of the fields were flooded, but when we got to the city, the river Ouse was in the process of bursting its banks.
The streets of York were crowded to say the least, everyone enjoying the Christmas markets and the lights, smells, sounds and sights of the festive season. as always, The Shambles was packed.