Thursday, 17 July 2014

A trip to Yorkshire

The weekend before last saw me heading to Yorkshire again to hang out with my oldest buddy Mhairi.  She's getting married soon and moving to Ireland, so it felt like it might be my last chance to hang out with her before the wedding.  I got the train down, always an adventure (long story short - I booked the quiet coach, it was not quiet, I tweeted them to complain and they responded saying the quiet coach no longer existed as of the week before.  Good to know, Cross Country, good to know.  I obviously wouldn't have just driven down if I'd know about that in advance and saved myself a headache.).  After a tedious four hours, I nearly cried with happiness when Mhairi said on arrival 'Do you mind if we go to Long Tall Sally to pick something up?'  Great minds.  I de-stressed by buying jeans and bonding with the sales girl over our shared love of Hoxtons skinnies.  Lovely.

We were walking by Bettys the same afternoon and did a double take when we realised the usual round-the-building queue was practically empty, so we raced to join it.  My third time in York and I finally got in there!  The tea and cake was very good, but I'm not sure it's worth the incredible hype...  That night we went to see Walking on Sunshine (SUPER CHEESE ALERT) and delighted in learning that Willoughby was part of the cast.  The next day involved a trip back to Bridlington, and chips and ice cream and peanut covered fudge.  OMG so good.  I love a tacky seaside town so I love Bridlington.  I even found the perfect house for me and Tam to move to...  Then on Sunday it was home time!  I was dumb and didn't realise the Tour de France was going on in York that morning (cause France = York apparently...?) but we managed to avoid most of the crowds by getting there after lunch.

The trip home was slightly more pleasant owing to the conductor also thinking the quiet coach was still a thing, plus my seat buddy was the same guy as Friday so it was a nice peaceful journey.

(see more Yorkshire adventures here and here)

:)

6 comments:

  1. This makes me happy, I love it when people go to my native county. It makes me feel all warm & fuzzy. Yay for Bettys!

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    1. Aw yay, I love Yorkshire, hey now I have an excuse to visit even when Mhairi moves away! ;)

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  2. Yey for Yorkshire - I'm glad you like Brid, it gets a bad rep and then overshadowed a lot by the other beaches in Yorkshire, but I love it, especially the north beach what with all the chalk cliffs in the background.

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    1. It was a lovely wee town and beach, wish we had the chance to explore more. I'm keen to take Tam though so hopefully I'll get back at some point! :)

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  3. Did you seriously sit next to the same person both ways?! How weird. And I get so so ragey when quiet coaches aren't quiet. I've actually stopped requesting them because it's better for my blood pressure to just sit in a normal coach.

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    1. Ha well now you won't be able to...dunno why they got rid, it was a genius idea! (when it worked...) Yeah it was kinda weird, maybe he booked his tickets right after me or something...

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