then we went back to york and dropped off the car (sorry tofu, no pics!) and spent the day wandering the v. picturesque streets - all crooked and cobblestone. the hardfarmer shouted us a cream tea in this lovely tiny two-storey cafe with little crooked stairs. and we had lunch in a ruin:
(that's me and tofu, in case we are too small to recognise). then the girls headed back to london to recuperate and buy HF's wedding gear, and i hopped on a train to the peak district.