• northern flower Manchester

    Exploring Manchester Northern Quarter

    This is the year when I start doing instead of saying or thinking “I should”. I have been thinking and saying for a long while that I should go back to Manchester for a day out. In January, I just went after deciding a couple of days before! It was a fabulous day! I love exploring on my own but also got a chance to catch up with lovely Gina, who lives there. Manchester is huge but it’s only really the Northern Quarter I’m interested in hanging out in when there. For a days visit, there’s plenty to do in this part of the city. I arrived around 10ish am…

  • View over Knaresborough

    How to Spend a Day Out in Knaresborough

    When my friend from Sweden came to visit for a short weekend stay, we knew we wanted to spend one of the days out of the city. Living in Leeds there are so many options for days out but not always easily accessible unless owning a car. There are still plenty of places to choose from that are easy to go to on public transport, Knaresborough being one of those. I have been to Knaresborough once before, for their Christmas Market and fireworks display by the castle.  A lot colder and darker then so I got excited to go back and explore further and this time during daylight. Knaresborough did…

  • Pont Alexandre III

    An Activity Packed Paris Weekend Break

    Paris! When I was younger I didn’t have any interest in going to the French capital but as I’ve matured, the city of romance, fashion and culture has intrigued me and I can finally say that I’ve been. When a work colleague decided to move back to Paris, Charlotte and I said we’d soon go visit. It could have been one of those things you just say but we actually made it happen. Flights from Leeds run daily and we found, many thanks to Jet 2*, the perfect Paris weekend break. We flew out on Thursday afternoon from Leeds and came back from Paris Sunday afternoon, with enough time to…

  • Harden Valley Walk in Bingley

    Harden Valley Walk with Bingley Walkers

    Do you remember me mentioning that I’d like to go on more walks? If not, here’s me writing it in black and white. I am very pleased with myself not just saying I want to but actually going ahead and doing it. On the first bank holiday in May, I joined Bingley Walkers for a walk in Harden Valley. A 10 mile long walk starting and ending in Bingley, looping around Myrtle Park, St. David’s Folly, Goit Stock Waterfall, Hewenden Viaduct, Harden Moor and St. Ives Estate. Bingley Walkers annually throw a walking party over the first bank holiday weekend in May where everyone is welcome to take part in…

  • Inntravel Gastronomic Walks

    Getting a Taste of Inntravel’s Gastronomic Walks

    I love walking! Still, it’s very rare that I do it. I don’t know what’s stopping me. Perhaps not having a car and taking the train to places is sometimes a hassle. The times I do go, I really enjoy it. After spending a day with Inntravel* I realise I should do it more often. Sure, we had the perfect sunny day for it which helps a lot but come to think about it, my previous longer walks (Ingleborough and Cadair Idris) have both been on nice days. Coincidence? Perhaps not. Inntravel is a slow holiday company, offering touring holidays for those looking to take their time experiencing the moment.…