After months of not updating my blog, dealing with life, thinking, "I'll get around to it" this is the second of a few promised updates which I should have posted by now so that I have a nice memory. I've been in my new job 5 weeks now and time is flying by. I'm in a better place mentally than I have been for a while and I'm feeling quite motivated. This trip we took was way back in March was a birthday treat for me and mum from Villy and Dave.
A weekend away in Leeds and a stay overnight at the Malmaison (amazing evening meal in a deal package) followed by The Devonshire Arms right by Bolton Abbey. A dog friendly spa hotel, one I can't recommend enough. It was just the most charming stay and the hotel was full of my favourite animals, Dogs! Definitely gets 5 starts from me. The whole weekend!
On with the very late photos.
Then a bit of blue sky started to clear.
This log was mad! Years of people putting coins in it!
And then yay! Everything looks prettier in the sunshine!
Villy the man on the coin log.
On our last day, we went for a walk and found this in the woods! A hut where you can learn woodwork and make cool animals! No-one was there, but everyone is respectful enough to leave it. Wouldn't have that in London!
Little wooden animals!
Then it cleared again and we went back to the hotel to check out and say goodbye. Gorgeous hotel huh?
They actually started up the diner with the idea of using all local Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream, and my goodness, a milkshake here is incredible! I'd go as far as to say, one of the best milkshakes I've had. This is diner food and drink like you've never had. All locally sourced and cooked. I had the hot dog and that was no average cheap frankfurter, that was some local piggy sausage! I would actually go here again, and again, and again! I don't mind a bit of a cheesy venue, but mix it with awesome food and you've won me over. Billy Bob, I'll be back next time I'm up North.
No food pics unfortunately. I think we were too excited to eat.
I do love Yorkshire. I came back feeling refreshed, happy and like we hadn't spent long enough there.