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Thursday, 27 October 2016

Finding beauty on your doorstep | Brighton

Every British person will admit that going to the beach in UK is nowhere near as good as going to the beach abroad. However, when the sun does decide to rear its head, some of the seaside resorts can be super nice. Cornwall is supposed to have the best beaches but there is something about Brighton that everyone seems to love. It was the last few days before the freedom of unemployment came to an end so me and my boyfriend took a trip down there for a day out. We were very lucky with warm weather, baking sunshine and blue skies.

First of all, we went for a wander down the Lanes, looking into the cute little shops and searching for some lunch.

We found a nice restaurant called the Olive Grove and we enjoyed some tapas. I love tapas; picking and choosing between dishes is sometimes what you need rather than a great pile of food in front of you.

I'm not a big fan of the pebbled beach in Brighton as it is quite hard to walk on and not exactly comfortable sunbathing, but the pier is a great landmark.

We finished the day off with some sorbet. I had raspberry and mango whereas James had Gin and Tonic sorbet. The place is called Boho Gelato - the amount of flavours of icecream they have are amazing!

As the sun was setting over the sea, we headed for our train home. It was such a lovely sunny day - now it is late October and cold outside; I am missing it!

Where is your favourite place to go in Brighton?

Lots of love

Alice xxxx

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Finding beauty on your doorstep | Knaresborough, North Yorkshire

Welcome back to the finding beauty on your doorstep series. I have been super busy with my new job in London and studying for my professional exams on top of working means I haven't been blogging. I haven't even had time to watch my TV programmes, it has been crazy! I am on a backlog with my blog posts so I thought I would try catch up and show you about some more trips I went on throughout Summer. Winter is creeping in now and I am actually quite excited about it for a change. Nevertheless, I am looking forward to next summer: it's my favourite time of year and I love going on fun trips, not just abroad but also in the UK. 

Anyway getting on with the post! When I was at my family home in Leeds with my boyfriend, we went on a day out to Knaresborough. If you are from the Yorkshire area, you have probably been here. Close to Harrogate, Knaresborough is a really beautiful underrated town. The history of the place is what makes it so interesting and Mother Shiptons cave is very intriguing attraction. Many of Mother Shiptons prophecies foretells many modern events and phenomena; a quick google search about her will tell you all about her.

Objects in the waterfall turn to stone due to the minerals in the water. Round the corner was a little well where it is said that you can make a wish whilst placing your hands in the pool of water, and your wish will come true. 

The cave itself

The walk through to Mother Shiptons Cave

I hope you enjoyed this post. Have you ever been to Knaresborough?

Lots of love

Alice xxxx

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