Tuesday, 8 October 2013

A weekend up North!


If there was one thing I really needed recently it was a weekend away with my husband and with his birthday and us being together for 9 years now was perfect timing! Dropping the children to school and shooting straight ooop north to Harrogate was heaven... Of course we put childcare in place!

A browse around shops, afternoon tea, chilling, cocktails and then a meal out and a lovely hotel to escape too made for a perfect day and evening. The day after we checked out and headed to my sister on the verge of Sheffield and thanks to her poor direction we got a good walk in to burn some calories!

Sunday we took advantage of our National Trust membership again and whisked the kiddies off to Hughenden for another 1940s weekend, Wimpole Estate not long ago had one and the children (and I) enjoyed it. Although Hughenden is a lot smaller it didn't disappoint, all in all a busy weekend!



The Balmoral Hotel was a great treat that I found on Secret Escapes, the staff and food were brilliant! We would really recommend it, the location was perfect too!






Off for a meal out in my amazing neon green lace Topshop skirt (last season), Teddy Topshop Pea Coat and a great faux leather top from Next. (also looks great with the above jeans!)


The bag you may have spied in the pic above was a present from the husband! Topshop of course and it is amazing, I love it!


Cocktails were 2-4-1 it seemed rude to resist!
Topshop necklace!


The man himself in a brilliant restaurant called BED, if you are in Harrogate you have to try this place! As soon as we entered this place we sat with our drinks and chose from the menu, when our table was ready we were whisked upstairs and presented with our starters. Faultless. Very impressed.

The below pics are from our walk in the Peak District!









Then below pics we have the 40's weekend.... Believe it or not I didn't mean to co-ordinate our outfits quite so much! 
The girls are in Next again appears sold out but similar found here!
My shirt is Topshop although my Heart Print version sold out you can find similar colours online! here...







10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous pics. So glad you enjoyed your weekend - you look lovely. Particularly taken by your eyebrows!!!

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    1. Thanks Helen, I'm so fussy over my eyebrows I don't let anyone near them!

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  2. Hollie, where are your boots from? They are amazing :) xx

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    1. Topshop Dee! These are the Ample version which I believe sold out I had to search ebay! But they have similar styles instore now x

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  3. awwww love it.... gorgeous family... glad you guys had a lovely weekend. In love with your blog.

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  4. So that was what you were doing up here! Harrogate is lovely isn't it? I don't go often though it's on my doorstep as it always seems the wrong way to travel for me. I head to Leeds and secondly York.

    The pics of the kiddiwinks are gorgeous and what a fantastic way to spend the weekend. I wish I'd known about it.

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    1. the 40s weekend was down south sue but check national trust events for any up your way, well worth a visit!

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  5. Oh your kids are so gorgeous - what a lovely family. Love the jeans too!! We are patchwork jean twins now :) x

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    1. ah thankyou!
      yep we sure are! I too was inspired by WIT! x

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