My usual day for the hairdresser is on a Thursday but this week it was a Friday - Market Day. My taxi driver was very harrassed when he collected me this morning because schools in West Yorkshire have broken up and the tourist busses have begun coming through our little town in profusion. They all stop in our little town because they usually go to Hawes to look round The Wensleydale Creamery factory making cheese and our town is a good stopping off point for morning coffee. My taxi driver gets irate at the way the tourists hover on the kerb deciding which way to go and which cafe to choose for their morning coffee
But of course these tourists are the life blood of our town. Without them our Friday market would mostly die out and many of our small shops would probably close so they are sorely needed. In winter it can be bleak up here and nobody chooses to come in the bad weather.
I was tempted to go into town after my hair was done and before I rang for my taxi but it is a fair walk and even the temptation of strawberries and peaches was not enough to persuade me.
Very hot weather is forecast for this weekend but today there has been a sharp wind and a cardigan has been needed - so we shall see. Until tomorrow dear friends........