Monday 20 August 2012

Proms–Castle Howard

So we arrived at Thirsk around lunch time there were six of us my brother Alan and his wife Audrey, Keith and Cath who were also with us last year and Chris and myself. We had dinner at Weatherspoons in Thirsk and then headed up to the local Butchers for some homemade pork pies for the evening.

We got to our hotel around 2:30pm (Whitehorse Lodge) same as last year a few pics of the lodge.

Warm welcome


Comfy bed

A bit of wall art too

Oh and of course a new hair colour for the occasion


So onto the proms, we arrived at 16:10 and quickly found our spot

We set up camp and tucked into our picnic got out the flags and prepared for an awesome evening. As you can see this is the start where everyone is trying to find the perfect piece of land to settle down.

Within 20 minutes the pieces of land available became sparse.


My brother Alan rose to the challenge of having his face painted


Audrey my sister in law swore she was painting Alans face but from this shot I just know she was getting all lovey dovey with him and this looks like a fully blown snog to me but I’ll let you all make up your own mind.


Chris, Cath and Keith basking in the sun, we were so blessed with the weather.


Audrey and I got into the swing of things


The views were breath taking.


The music was breath taking and the atmosphere was awe inspiring


For those of you that don’t know what the Proms is, it is a night of classical music, all the stuff that you would know like The Hebrides Overture, Lakme Flower Duet, Land of Hope and Glory, 1812 Overture, Jerusalem, Rule Britannia and Pomp and Circumstance No1

This is the British Classical Group Amore who were snapped up by Warner bros and where signed up immediately to a Six album deal.


Only Men Aloud the welsh male choir were also amazing.


And when the sun went down we sang and cheered waving our flags and some even danced the night away.


So until next year.

Jak Signature


Gordon Fraser said...

It looked really nice Jak, glad you had a good time!! (What was the music though, classical stuff?)

Anne Fairclough said...

Hi Jak
The pictures are great the scenery phenomenal but want to ask you what "The Proms" are....this Canadian needs some explaining.
So glad you had a great time and hope your back held out for you.

Wendy L said...

Pics are amazing. xxxx

Dawn said...

Glad you had fun Jak! You looked great!
Dawn xx

Mad Mary said...

Fantastic pictures Jak, glad you all had a great time again and so lucky once more with the weather. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures with us.

Mary xx

Linda Simpson said...

Thank you for sharing your pictures. It looks like you all had a good time.

Linda xxx

craftynanny said...

Looks fantastic Jak wish I could have been there. The closest I can get to the Proms is at the NIA in Birmingham. Incredible music but rubbish setting!! Lea xx

doreenj said...

What fantastic night, Jak, I've only ever watched the Proms on TV, and you were blessed with the weather!!!


My'scardcorner said...

Looks like you had a great time Jak and hopefully the weather was kind too.

Maryann Laursen said...

It sure looks like, it was an awesome event, and I can see the weather was just perfect for it too.
So glad it was such a wonderful expirience and you all had such a great and joyful time there.

Lori m said...

You look Fantastic Jak, it looks like such a wonderful time had by all.

Gorgeous scenery and what a beautiful way to spend and evening with family and friends.

Hugs, Lori m

Tammy said...

Looks like a wonderful fun time was had by all!

Christine L said...

Hi Jak

Oooh I'm jealous... we weren't able to get there this year!! Looks like everyone had a wonderful time... it is such a spectacular setting.... twas made all the more special a couple of years back when the WW II flight flew over... I shed a few tears!

Christine x

Debra W said...

What a wonderful trip for you Jak, glad the weather behaved W

Linda Wescott said...

Looks like a great time was had by all. My Granddad was from Thirsk, I remember a very cold, wet holiday there nearly 30yrs, but it was lovely to be taken around all his old haunts by him. Hugs lin

ursula said...

Looks and sounds like you had an amazing evening, wish I was closer, I love this sort of thing to..... luv Ursula XX

Sandra H said...

Oh wow thanks for sharing these l feel as if l'm there with great sense of fun and l'm sure you have the best time ever xx

Debbie J said...

Beautiful! And I love, love your hair. Tres chic!

Anonymous said...

I have been to see Tom jones there fab time even tho it was pouring down,just one thing from a local lass's Castle Howard .

Anonymous said...

Ps your hair is super.

Jak Heath said...

Local lass Pat lol! I changed it as soon as it posted but the feed letter had already gone out you will see the title of the post is correct.

Jo Rice said...

Fantastic photos Jak, you all look to be having a great time. X

sallysbitz2 said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day & evening.
Thanks for sharing x

hugs sally x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Glad you had a super time Jak, thanks for share it with us.