new flat set up in medival Yarm for the weekdays ... with a bike shop 50m away from the flat.

yarm:

overhead photo:
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wiki background: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarm

walking into town:

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ironically this town is twinned with one in the mountains near Frankfurt in Germany

7 pubs within a km2 and two with almost proper Bavarian biergartens:

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small shops with organic food and home-made chutney

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gate off the main (high) street and cottage:

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getting a second-hand cheap commuter to chain outside next to the terraced cottages ... nice bike has to stay inside.

driving a German car in the UK is an interesting experience with the wrong side of the road + driver on the wrong side (it captures a fair amount of attention in the North):

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