Places I visited in May

Where is this year going?  I should have known but May became a surprisingly busy month for someone who is trying to save money. Oopsy. Here’s a look at some of the the places I visited and things I got up too!

Newcastle

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Ok so technically I’m cheating because this was the very end of April – but very close to May alright? I wanted to give it a mention as I am a real fan of the city. I went for an over night stay with my mum and godmother to celebrate my mum’s birthday and we had a lovely time wondering the shops, drinking cocktails and exploring the sights including the Baltic Centre which I LOVE. We stayed at Hotel Indigo which I seriously recommend, it’s about two minutes from the train station with beautifully decorated rooms, super lovely staff and complimentary snacks and soft drinks in the fridge. WIN. Also if you’re looking for a delicious and budget friendly place to eat go to Kafeneon, the greek food is delicious and the portions WELL worth the money. Trust me, you won’t leave hungry.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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Matt and I took advantage of a sunny bank holiday Monday by taking a trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park which is becoming one of my very favourite places. I pretty much dedicated a whole blog post to it at the beginning of the month which you can read here.  I always feel incredibly peaceful when I am there and a trip there was definitely in need; fresh air, beautiful views and spectacular art. What more could you want?

Birmingham

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This was a rather spontaneous trip for us.  Matt had a ticket to see Los Campesinos on the last night of their tour and as I had the following day off we decided to go together, book a cheap hotel room last minute and have a little break. The weather was beautiful so everyone was out enjoying the sun, especially by the canal near the Mailbox. We had a nosey around the Bullring (Matt’s idea of hell) and I wanted to buy every single item from Tiger. They really need to open a shop in Leeds! We had tea at Wagamama’s, a few drinks at Brewdog then whilst Matt was at the gig I treated myself to a long needed evening of pampering and blogging. Perfect.

The Peak District

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On the way back from Birmingham we decided to take the scenic route back up north through the Peak District , stopping for a wonder and lunch in Buxton. Buxton is a small spa town in Derbyshire on the outskirts of the Peaks and I was surprised by how beautiful some of the buildings were! There wasn’t masses to do but we had a walk through the park and the Pavillion Gardens which was nice. Having gone to uni in Sheffield, the Peak District was pretty much on our doorstep and I don’t feel like I ever fully took advantage of it. Still, we passed the few places I did visit and it brought back happy memories.

 Closer to home…

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We were in need of a hangover cure after the first wedding of the month so of course we made our monthly trip to Bundobust  (we’re obsessed). They serve vegetarian and vegan Indian street food and a great selection of beer. Honestly if you are ever in Leeds it is an absolute must! I also spent a lovely day of annual leave with my friends Becky and Phoebe soaking up the sunshine in my new favourite hotspot – WaterLane Boathouse from the owners of Belgrave and Headrow House which I’m sure you’ll be familiar with if you’re a local. We managed to bag ourselves a table outside and enjoyed cocktails, wine and pizza.

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Mannnnn the pizza was goooooood.

What have you got up too this month?

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