• 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…

  • 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.…

  • Pumpkin Hunting

    Pumpkin Hunting at Farmer Copleys

    It’s nearly Halloween and pumpkins are a must! Sadly, even though I went pumpkin hunting over the weekend, I don’t have one on display. I’ve seen so many people going pumpkin hunting lately and really wanted to go myself. Luckily Michelle and Gina also wanted to go so over the weekend just gone, we headed to Farmer Copleys in Pontefract. The reason we didn’t buy any pumpkins in the end is because our wheelbarrow was stolen. Gina and I got the train to Wakefield Westgate from Leeds where Michelle picked us up in her cute Beetle and drove us to Farmer Copleys. The weather was so hot and nice Sunday…