Waddington Airshow 2013

It’s taken a while for me to get these pictures processed and uploaded, but I’m finally done! I love going to Waddington and this year was Cameron’s first proper air show, after we introduced him to Sunderland last year. It was so much fun, although very warm! That was good though, because the sky was so clear that it was full displays all round. Perfect! And I even managed to avoid sunburn this time. Result! Next year...

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The Deep and Bridlington

Today we decided to go to The Deep in Hull. I went when it was first opened, and Cameron hadn’t been for about 7 years, so we thought it would be quite interesting. There were lots of kids running around, but most of them were interested in looking in the tanks and not so bothered about reading all the information, which was better for us! I learnt lots of things, for example the Clown fish (i.e. Nemo) actually lives inside a poisonous...

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Holiday Day 5 – The Caravan

Well today was the last full day of our holiday and the day that Julie and David came back up. They were due to arrive just after 7pm, so we were cooking a two course meal for them. In the morning, we went down to Skipton and walked around the market, then did our shopping at Morrisons. After cleaning the caravan for a few hours and then cleaning the car, we were just in time for Julie and David to arrive. Since we didn’t go out today...

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Holiday Day 4 – All over the Yorkshire Dales

Well we had no idea what we wanted to do today, and since Cameron turned off the alarm and went back to sleep without waking me up, we didn’t leave the caravan until about 12. We decided to go for a drive around the dales, and pretty much spent all afternoon driving round, Grassington, Kettlewell, Leyburn, Kirkby Stephen, Hawes, everywhere. We drove past a lot of sheep, took way too many photos, and realised that sheep do not like the...

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Holiday Day 3 – Bolton Abbey and Aysgarth Falls

Bolton Abbey was our destination for today, only £7 to get in (per car, not each), and only 20 minutes from the caravan. When we set off, the weather was cloudy and a little bit cold, but after about 20 minutes of walking down to the priory ruins, the sun was back and shining brighter than ever – I think I may have got a little sunburned today. We walked just over 4km, with a picnic about halfway along, and then went for a little drive...

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Holiday Day 2 – Skipton Castle

Today we decided to invite my parents and my grandma up to Skipton to take them out for lunch, so that my grandma could enjoy the sunshine. Then Vicky decided to come home from Sheffield for a few days so she came along too and it was a nice family day out. As they didn’t arrive until lunch time, Cameron and I decided to go to Skipton Castle in the morning. Neither of us could remember going there before and it was actually quite...

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Holiday Day 1 – Trip to Hawes Creamery and the Yorkshire Dales

Today was the first proper day of our holiday to Cameron’s Aunt and Uncle’s caravan in Skipton. We decided that we’d take a drive out into the dales and visit the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes. We were a bit disappointed that they weren’t actually making cheese that day so we couldn’t see the live demonstration, but we went round the rest of the museum and found out how they make it. We then took a trip around the...

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone! The snow is finally melting  and the sun is out, it feels pretty warm outside! I accidentally told Cameron that I’d be picking him up at half 9, even though the rest of my family aren’t coming round until later, so we went for a little walk around Golden Acre Park. It was pretty muddy with all the snow melting, and the lake was still frozen. Still, even though it was pretty sunny, I probably should have taken...

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Recent Pictures – Golden Acre, Fountains Abbey and others…

I need to get better at keeping up to this, so there’s a few posts rolled into one here. As part of my new year ‘get fit’ resolution, I’ve been going to the gym for about 90 minutes five times a week. On one of the other days, Cameron and I have been going out for walks at various places. It started off at Golden Acre Park, followed by Harewood House and Roundhay Park. We found out that it only costs £20 a year to join...

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Dear Mum

Although I don’t usually take much notice of them, I keep an eye on the Daily Post from WordPress which aims to give you blog inspiration for when you’re stuck what to write. Today’s is ‘Dear Mom‘, a prompt to write a letter to your mum to tell her what you have always wanted to say but haven’t been able to, and I knew immediately that I wanted to write something. The first thing that came to mind was my...

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Leeds German Market in Millennium Square

I’ve been having a tough couple of weeks at work, so when I had a day off yesterday (although not the original 2 and a half that I had planned), Cameron took me into Leeds for lunch and some Christmas shopping. I’ve never been to the German Market before, so that was our first stop. I’m not sure why I’ve never been as it sets up in Millennium Square every year, but I really loved it. I had to reign myself in to stop from...

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Vicky’s Graduation – Very Proud Big Sister!

It seems like a long time since my little sister Vicky graduated from Sheffield Hallam University (2:1 in Business), but today was finally her graduation.We all took way too many pictures (which Vicky wasn’t happy about), but I’ve picked a few of my favourites to upload for now. I can’t wait to see the official photos – it’s the only family portrait we’ve ever had done!  

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Golden Acre Park – A Very Autumnal Walk

I felt like I needed some fresh air this morning after being inside for most of the week, so I went up to one of my favourite places, Golden Acre Park in Leeds. I went a bit later than I normally go and it was quite busy with pushchairs and dogs, but not so busy that it wasn’t enjoyable. The paths were still very icy, but straying off the path was extremely muddy – glad I wore my big winter boots. Half way round we saw a lovely...

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Bonfire Night

A few pictures from an awesome night at Cameron’s house last night for his annual bonfire party. Amazing food cooked by his mum and his aunt, an awesome fire and lots of really cool fireworks. Although a couple of misdirections which were pretty scary, but it was great to have a few glasses of wine with Cameron’s family and stay warm round the fire.  

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#IStandUpFor

For the World Series this year, MLB is partnering with a different charity for each game, and the first game is partnered with Stand Up 2 Cancer. Not as well known in the UK until last Friday, but I wrote a little post on it last year. MLB have invited everyone to fill in this card with the hashtag #IStandUpFor to let everyone know who they stand up for, and everyone in the stadium tonight will hold up their own card in a moving tribute.

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Proud as a Proud Thing in Proud Town

Yesterday was Cameron’s graduation; after four years of hard work, he finally became an alumnus of Huddersfield University. Even though it involved waking up at 6.15am to get ready, it was a great day. The weather stayed nice for the most part (although a bit windier than I would have liked when wearing a dress for the first time in over 10 years!). I was so proud watching him walk across the stage to shake hands with the Dean and looking...

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No, I’m not married!

For my birthday this weekend, I went on holiday with Cameron to Whitehaven. It’s a lovely place in the lake district right next to the sea. We stayed at a Premier Inn again which was pretty nice (even if the restaurant was a bit disappointing), but it was awesome to get away for a few days – and to be spoilt by Cameron all day on my birthday! On the Sunday, we decided to drive up to Scotland and we found a shopping village in Gretna...

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Scarborough and Whitby – Typical English Weather!!

When I realised that the Jubilee would give us two bank holidays in a row I decided to take the rest of the week off work. Cameron finished his final exams at uni a couple of weeks ago, so I booked us a little holiday as a celebration. We stayed at the Premier Inn in the centre of Scarborough, and the room was much much better than the hotel I stayed at in London. Air conditioned room, big modern bathroom and a really comfy bed. A lot of...

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Ron Pope and Zach Berkman at Union Chapel

This weekend was my trip to London with Frank to see Ron Pope and Zach Berkman at Union Chapel. We stayed at the same hotel as last time, which was probably a mistake. Booking a hotel 2 tube stops from Wembley on the day that Blackpool are playing West Ham in what I assume was a big match was a bad idea, our hotel was full of noisy football fans. We also found out what a ‘non-premier’ room was like. Last time we wondered what made...

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