• 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…

  • 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…