The "plan" had been to go Rievaulx Abbey first but as I entered Helmsey the heavens opened! I decided this was a dopey idea and headed to Beningborough Hall, I was a bit early but sat and read and by the time the gardens were open the rain had become an annoying drizzle.
The sun appeared briefly!
So time for lunch which was an excellent bowl of Carrot and Coriander.
Many of the paintings in the house are loaned so alas no pictures. By the time I came out it was raining again.
Decisions, I had seen a sign for Sutton Hall which is in the HHA scheme so off I toddled. As the rain had calmed down I skipped the house tour and wandered around the garden.
A bit of wildlife! This chap is feeding chicks !!
I went for cake - naturally. Sticky Lemon and Ginger. I saw this and thought of OC!
I came out and it was chucking it down! By the time I got back to Helmsley I found it hadn't rained for ages!!
Right time for dinner. Did I see Scallops?