new flat set up in medival Yarm for the weekdays ... with a bike shop 50m away from the flat.
wiki background: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yarm
walking into town:
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:
small shops with organic food and home-made chutney
gate off the main (high) street and cottage:
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):