Into the gardens

You know I’m a sucker for Harrogate, right? I talk about it often enough, I think… Mostly because it’s my dream place to live in the UK and, at some point, I’ll be moving there [we’re talking at least 5 years in the future but it’s a goal].

Of course, I went again. We actually had a little bit of drama four days before going; I’d booked a sweet little Air BnB just outside the Valley Gardens and I was so excited to go I text my boyfriend and told him how much I couldn’t wait to stay in a new apartment [I like to try to stay in a new place each time I go, just for fun]. Cut to literally five minutes from sending that message and I get an email from the owner of the flat to say they had to cancel my stay. I’m not sure why but to say my heart dropped is an understatement.

We’re so lucky we live close by; either driving or on train it only takes about 2-2.5 hours to get there and there isn’t much in the way of planning when to set off etc. we just go when we feel like it! I’m not a fan of having to get to places for specific times, ok? [sorry everyone who knows me and knows of my lax time keeping!].

After a few hours of wondering what to do I just booked with the same apartment people I used the last time we went; the apartments are right in the centre of the town and perfect, really. In all honesty it worked out well. I like to wander around the town on my own in the morning, grab breakfast and just get some light exercise in, so staying in the same building we were in last time was actually better [if not slightly more expensive], but it all worked out.

One of my fave traditions is just to wander around the Valley Gardens so here is a little photostream for your eyes to enjoy!

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I’m loving my new camera; it’s nice to have something that fits in my bag for little trips when I can’t be bothered to lug my DSLR around!

More pictures are to follow from Harrogate because I got a little snap happy when I was wandering around looking at buildings so… stay tuned!

Sam

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2 thoughts on “Into the gardens

  1. Lovely photos, I can see why you enjoy going there so much. 🙂 Out of curiosity, how did you happen to fall in love with the place? Does it have a special meaning to you or was it a lucky find while travelling around the UK?
    PS: I thought British punctuality was a serious thing, just like in Switzerland – everyone always on time 😉

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