I have just been to Helmsley to a very good exhibition by Caroline Dunn. It is at the Arts Centre and is on until the 22nd December. There are some lovely panels with mainly machine embroidery and applique. Besides that, there are some lovely shops with unusual christmas gifts and plenty of cafes, so treat yourself to a day out. If you go by car, head out towards Scarborough and turn off at St. Gregory's Minster. It's a lovely little church with two Saxon tombstones with wonderful strapwork on the top.