• Lake District

    My First Impressions of The Lake District

    The Lake District is one of England’s most gorgeous places but it’s taken me 10 years before visiting. I’ve been to the dales a plenty, once to the mountains of Wales and on a stunning day trip through Scotland’s landscapes but never set foot in Cumbria before. After going on the train ride between Carlisle and Leeds earlier this year, I realised what I’d been missing out on. So when the girls asked if I fancied a weekend away near Keswick, I couldn’t say no. On a side note, I pronounced Keswick with the w the first time I said it and people laughed. I get that it’s funny but…

  • Ilkley Rocky Valley

    Three Easy Walks in Yorkshire

    I have said this before – I love the outdoors! In the last couple of weeks, I’ve managed to get out in the countryside and go for some easy walks in Yorkshire. It’s been great and all three places are gorgeous, in their own rights. These are three easy walks in Yorkshire that anyone can do. They’re around 1-2 hours drive away from Leeds. Flamborough requires a car but the other two (Ilkley and Lumb Waterfalls) are also accessible via public transport. Flamborough I have been to Flamborough before, ages ago. I even wrote a post about it then as well. That time I didn’t go to Flamborough head and…

  • Redworth Hall Hotel Retreat club

    My First Spa Experience | Redworth Hall Hotel

    I’ve finally been to a spa. Can you believe I was in my mid-thirties going to a spa for the first time? Have I been missing out – definitely, will I go back – you bet! When my mum booked tickets to come see me earlier this summer, we decided to take a mini spa weekend away. Researching spa deals in and fairly close to Leeds, I came across Redworth Hall Spa. Just outside of Darlington, a luxurious spa facility part of Redoworth Hall Hotel. Via Spabreaks.com we got a great deal: two going for the price of one. Included in the £158 package we got a one night stay…

  • Leeds View

    Things I’m Looking Forward to in 2018

    Despite not having the funding to be able to go abroad this year and feeling a bit low about it, I’ve realised I’ve got so many other fun plans this year to be excited about. Life isn’t all about traveling abroad, enjoying staycations and family and friends visiting is as much fun. Sometimes you don’t even have to leave your hometown to have a good time. Here’s what I’m looking forward to in 2018, with more to come. February UK Citizenship Ceremony You’re probably sick of me now mentioning my UK citizenship in every single post. I do apologise as more will come but I’m just so bloody excited about…

  • 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 &…