2016 The New Year

Welcome to 2016
I hope it brings you happiness, success, good health and peace.
We have had a lovely break and treated ourselves to a little seaside break. How lovely the seaside is in winter, the crashing waves against the cliff tops, changes in light levels casting spectacular rays over the coastlines. A chance to get a beach to yourselves. Fresh air and lots of layers to wrap up warm with as you enjoy a briefer beach picnic! We travelled over to North Yorkshire a beautiful area of the country and close to our hearts.

Here are a few pictures of the places we visited with thanks to the great photography.

First stop was Northallerton A busy market town with a wealth of independent shops and good quality chains. Twice weekly markets are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays
http://www.yorkshire.com/places/herriot-country/northallerton

Next stop was Thirsk
Once referred to as ‘God’s Country’, Thirsk is a lovely place
Again, a rural market town with a medieval cobbled market square.
I loved the fact that most of the shops still have their original frontage and old coaching inns have enduring charm. It’s market day on a Monday and Saturday.
https://www.visitthirsk.org.uk/pages/home.php

Nest stop was Stokesley
Not as big as the previous two places but just as charming.
With independent shops and gorgeous houses it would be a lovely place to live! Great community spirit and friendly shopkeepers. Certainly will return. Shop at the weekly market every Friday.
https://www.stokesley.co.uk/

Next overnight in Staithes
A lovely seaside harbour town with lovely higgledypiggledy houses a lovely warm and friendly place. We stayed overnight in Dottys Bed and Breakfast a lovely french vintage inspired place with a lovely friendly caring owner who could not do enough for us. The Accommodation was lovely, very clean and comfortable and the breakfast was delicious. The owner even took us to the local pub where we met all the locals who were so friendly and welcoming. It was Amazing!
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g315982-d8832107-r334482002-Dotty_s_B_B-Staithes_North_Yorkshire_England.html

Next stop was Whitby
Well how lovely is this place. A great mix of shops, harbour, sandsend beach, Whitby Abbey walk lots of steps but worth the views at the top! You can spend all day or weekend here. Lots going on all year round so check before you go.
http://www.visitwhitby.com/

Well I hope this has inspired a visit to any or all of the above beautiful places. Have a great 2016 whatever you get up to.
Thanks for reading this

This Blog is written by Victoria
Owner of The Tearoom in Cliffe Park. Dronfield
http://vintagerosecatering.com/

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