Monday, 25 August 2014

Harrogate, Knaresborough and York

Hello Lovelies, 

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend and bank holiday weekend (if you're lucky enough to have one). I have had a busy few weeks, moving from our house and back in with my parents for a while. Long story short the house was bad we hated and needed a nicer space and my lovely parents have made us a bedsit in their house. 
So we have been moving between houses as well as myself working 8 - 9 hour shifts, busy, busy times. 

In the middle of all this Anthony decided to whisk me away for a romantic weekend to Harrogate and York. It was so refreshing to just have some relaxing time together. Mum and Dad kindly agreed to look after little Ozzy. 

Our first stop was Harrogate. I myself had never been before so it was nice to experience somewhere new. it took a while to get there as the traffic on the way was really bad, a quick change of route and we were soon there. 

Harrogate is such a lovely place and we spent all day wandering the centre looking in independent shops and high street shops. I realised half way around that I had forgotton to pack any Pjs for myself, so we popped into Primark and picked up some dispicable me pyjamas. 

After lunch and a long stroll around we decided to have a rest in a little coffee shop called the Bean and Bud, we were drawn in by all the artwork on the wall by Sheffield Artist Pete McKee. I love his prints and had to have a peek at the ones on the walls. The coffee they served was amazing and the atmosphere was so calm and relaxing. 

We then popped across the road to Mellow Melts, such a cute little shop selling all things delicious smelling from candles to bath bombs. Anthony treated me (us) to three bath bombs, they both look and smell amazing. 

We then went back to the car and set off to our hotel. Anthony wanted to take a detour through Knarseborough to see the castle and bridge. We arrived, and oh my goodness it is such a nice little place to walk around. 

Finding the castle we had a quick stroll around the grounds and found this amazing view. It was so beautiful, we sat on a bench together and took it all in having a casual chat about the area and what a great day we had. 

Anthony then turned to me and explained that he had bought me here for a reason. I had no idea what was going on. The next thing I knew he was down on one knee and asking for my hand in marriage. EEEEPPP! I was so shocked I even asked at one point if he was being serious haha. It turns out that he had been planning it and had the ring for a while. He of course asked my Dad first. 

Obviously I said YES! I was then surprised further when a lady appeared from over the hill saying what a lovely moment it was and that her husband had a camera if we would like a picture. Her husband then came around with a huge camera and took a lovely picture which he emailed to us the next day. So a big thank you to the lovely couple. 

After spending the night in a hotel we then headed for York early Sunday morning and had a quick walk around whilst it was still quiet. It  was lovely that it wasn't to busy and that a lot of the shops were not yet open. It meant that we could have a walk around and just take in the lovely City. 

Wow that ended up being a long post. 

Thank you if you made it to the end.



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