I've visited York many many times. It is only around an hour away from where I live by train and is the most quaint and picturesque city (you can see some previous visits here, here and here). I usually make a trip just before Christmas but this year my friend and I decided to plan a trip to Edinburgh as our pre-Christmas treat for a change (so that will be coming up in a post at some point in December). Which left me pining for York somewhat, so I ended up booking a short two day trip for my boyfriend and I. We did a lot of walking around the city's shops and cafes, and making the essential trip into Betty's Tea Room but mostly enjoying our most amazing hotel suite. It most definitely deserves a post of it's own, so I'll show you the hotel in another post. In the meantime here are a few pictures from our trip.
Thursday, 5 December 2013
Monday, 2 December 2013
1, 2, 3, 4 - Lots of Fenwick window action
5, 6 - A trip to M&S, I always ogle the Percy Pigs. And I can't stop buying tea at the moment
7. A wintry breakfast for lunch - jumbo porridge oats with almond milk, spiced apple, frozen summer berries, flax seeds, flaked almonds & honey. With Chai tea.
8. Christmas decorations in the Broadchare pub. 9. And at home.
Sunday, 1 December 2013
Christmas Tree Day came a day early yesterday, more due to convenience than anything else. One of my best day's of the year which I always share on here with you (you can see links to previous years at the foot of this post). As I am one hugely into tradition, it becomes more challenging each year to show the day in a different light, as so many things are repeated year after year. I start off with the baking of my Orange Morning Muffins (Nigella Lawson's recipe) and a cup of Chai tea, decorate the tree with my parents, whilst listening to old vinyls on my record player or the Christmas Playlist currently on my iPod. I squeeze in some Christmas card writing (and receiving). There are lots of candles twinkling around my living room and I'm slowly building a collection of Christmas dvd's - it's the build up to the big day I enjoy the most!
Christmas Play List:
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on An Open Fire) - Nat King Cole
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - She & Him
It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Andy Williams
I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas - Bing Crosby
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree - She & Him
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas - Perry Como
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - Frank Sinatra
Rocking Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
Driving Home for Christmas - Chris Rea
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Ella Fitzgerald
Santa Claus Is Coming to Town - Peggy Lee
Jingle Bell Rock - Bobby Helms
Previous year's festivities...
Thursday, 28 November 2013
The last of my NYC memories. My final post has to be this vast land in the centre of Manhattan that is Central Park. It was the end of September and the greenery had lost some of it's brightness and started to turn into what would be come Autumn. Or Fall. It was a really sunny day that we chose to wander around the park, easily getting lost in it's vastness.