Thursday, 6 June 2013

the hols

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Summer has finally arrived in Barcelona, so I feel the need to finish up the England pictures quickly and consign sweaters to the dust-bin of memory. Actually, they've all been sent back to Canada, so it's just as well it decided to get warm here.

Anyway, Whitby and surroundings, home of stunning sea vistas, giant Yorkshire puddings, Goth Weekend, and the peculiarly Yorkshire sense of humour.

It looks like this up close:
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And like this from afar:
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Giant Yorkshire pudding with gravy:
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Enjoying Cornish Pasties with Mo and Sho in York
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Goth Weekend! I don't think I'd ever been before. Basically Goths and Steampunks come from all over the country/world to get dressed up and parade through the picturesque streets.
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The only people more in evidence than the goths are the photographers and their big lenses.
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My dad celebrated his birthday in famous local restaurant The Magpie Café
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Where I had the best Halibut of my life.
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We went for a walk in the woods and found a ruined castle
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And night fell, and then we went to Glasgow for two days but I didn't take many pictures because I was too busy visiting old friends and eating bacon sandwiches and dying my hair red. :P
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Outfit post coming, long-suffering fashion readers!

11 comments:

CodeOverdressed said...

Aww your pictures always make me want to leave work and stuff behind and travel the world! I'm so craving a Yorkshire pudding!


Cee. ♥
Code Overdressed

Nina said...

I went up to Yorkshire a while ago and it was glorious! So glad to see you had nice weather, the only time I've ever been to Whitby was with my very German (and thus not accustomed to Yorkshire) father and we had chips in the rain. Looks like you had a better time!
Can't wait to see what your hair looks like
xxx
Nina

Closet Fashionista said...

I'm loving all these photos! And yes the weather has taken quite a turn here too, pretty soon I won't even want to be in a tshirt, ha ha
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Terri said...

I love that last photo and I also love pasties. They are a local favorite in Butte, MT, which is a former mining town. The miners carried those pasties down underground with them.

Imogen said...

So beautiful. I love the colourful buildings on the beach.

Gordianus the Finder said...

I'm personally thinking of building a steampunk airship complete with billiards room and death ray. Then I could perhaps attend this festival while conquering Europe. If you'd like to be an investor, just let me know!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Gordianus: haha, if you need a pilot, let me know. I have quite a thing for aviator hats!

carola said...

no more yorkshire posts? :( - i love whitby best of all the places in the world and since i cannot be there, you're posts always make me very happy! thank you! and york as well - i miss it so much, it hurts!

Annebeth said...

I read about what has happened in your life lately in an earlier post. I sort of had the feeling that was what was going on. I hope things have settled down a bit and that you've managed to find your balance again. I do think your new haircolour looks lovely :)

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

I am glad that your time away in England was filled with an abundance of good things. And good people. It's been obvious from blog day one that your family means the world to you. I hope you've been doing well in the days since returning to Barcelona.

xx

Dus of Cuddly Cacti said...

Whitby looks incredible, such a picturesque old seaside town. are those actually houses way down on the seaside? all the costumes are so awesome too, what a fun time to be there. does your dad live there and the rest of your family in Canada? Really cool you could celebrate his bday with him! best wishes to you all for many more!
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