• Ox Pasture Hall Hotel

    A Luxurious Stay at Ox Pasture Hall Hotel

    Aren’t bank holiday weekends just the best!? An extra day for us to relax and recharge our batteries. This bank holiday weekend gone, I had the pleasure to stay at Ox Pasture Hall*, a luxury Scarborough hotel, for one night and oh boy was it a relaxing stay. Scarborough What’s a bank holiday weekend without a visit to the seaside so of course that’s where I started mine. In just over an hour by train from Leeds I found myself on the beach of Scarborough. I’ve been before but this was the first time getting the train. It’s a really picturesque train journey, packed with like-minded people fancying fish &…

  • Climbing Cadair Idris

    My Experience Climbing Cadair Idris

    You might remember that I climbed Ingleborough Mountain last year and if you follow me on social you will also have seen I climbed Cadair Idris not too long ago. Cadair Idris is Wales second highest mountain (Snowden being their highest) and it’s stunning! Compared to Ingleborough I preferred climbing this one as there’s less flat walking coming to and from the mountain. I also think the views here are far more gorgeous. The issue I did have is that it was a lot harder, both physically and mentally to climb up and down than Ingleborough. Physical Fitness Before climbing Ingleborough my body was a lot more fit. I regularly…

  • Climbing Ingleborough Mountain

    31 Thoughts Whilst Climbing Ingleborough Mountain

    Last weekend, I went to Clapham with two friends and we climbed Ingleborough mountain. I’m very proud of us all that we made it and came back in one piece. It’s a fantastic walk, so beautiful and I’d love to do it all over again or maybe even the Yorkshire three peaks. We were really lucky with the weather, I don’t own any walking/hiking gear but managed well in my colourful trainers. Leaving Clapham around lunchtime and not being back until 8pm gave room for many thoughts during the walk. 1. After the first 5 minutes, “Are we there yet?” 2. I could NEVER do the three peaks in one…

  • Day Trip to Settle | Throwback Thursday

    it’s been two years now since my best friend was here to visit. I can’t remember when we last met, just me and her. I’m so excited to see her tonight again for a proper girlie weekend. Last time she was here, with her brother, boyfriend and baby in the belly we went for a day trip to Settle and here’s what we got up to. My friends were over for a long weekend and we had really nice weather, despite it being mid November. Not a single drop of rain during the these three days. On the Friday we packed our bags with wraps and beer and got the…

  • Flamborough cliff

    I wish I was in Flamborough

    If there is any beach in the north-east England that you should visit it’s Flamborough. In fact, I wish I was there right now. For the first time in a long while today we’re treated with a proper summer’s day. If I had a car I would be at the beach right now. When I visited Flamborough earlier this year it wasn’t warm enough to wear shorts and definitely not warm enough to go for a swim. Really, whenever is it warm enough to swim in England? Never! This is the only problem I have living in England, not being able to swim in the sea. Anyway, I’ve been to…