Nestled in the heart of Yorkshire, Harrogate is the ideal place to go for a weekend of relaxation, or an afternoon of retail therapy. This picturesque spa town was popular among Edwardian and Victorian high society and has continued to be a top tourist spot ever since. I recently visited the town for a couple of days, so thought I’d share my best finds with you.
Just a short train ride from both York and Hull, Beverley is the perfect escape from the bustling city. The historic market town is full of cute cobbled streets, yummy eateries and tonnes of character.
I’ve rounded up some of the best bits of Beverley, from the cultural hotspots to traditional sweet shops and quirky pubs.
I finally did it. I finally did the ‘Dutch Dash’ from Hull to Amsterdam. Or rather, Hull to Rotterdam, then to Amsterdam.
Aaron and I went on our first ever mini-cruise, with P&O Ferries from Hull to Amsterdam. And it was fantastic, but not for the reasons that you’d think.
Here are 7 things I learnt when I visited Amsterdam, plus some photos that I took with my new 50mm lens.
Today I visited my first ever pumpkin patch. Well, it was more like one of those ‘pick your own’ fruit and veg farm that are commonplace in the English countryside. It was lovely to wander around the fairly peaceful surroundings and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, which I have seem to have grown accustomed to since moving to Hull. Although I also grew up in a city, my parents would often take drives out into the country on weekends and I never realise how much I miss it until I venture out of the concrete jungle.
I recently attended York Does Vintage, one of the several Britain Does Vintage fairs that take place across the country. In the beautiful setting of York’s Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, the fair tied two of my favourite things together – vintage and history. The grade 1 listed building has a rich history, dating back to 1357 and houses extraordinary collections of furniture, paintings and silverware.
The oak beams in the main hall create the perfect setting for a vintage fair. Britain Does Vintage put on multi-award winning fairs across the whole of Britain. Offering vintage clothing, homeware and accessories as well as retro inspired designs from a wide range of eras and styles. In the main hall, there was also pop up tearoom and live music to add to the ‘olden day’ vibe.