Friday, 1 April 2016

Living by the Lakes: Castle Cragg

Castle Cragg is situated just slightly south of Keswick. Climbing up wasn't too bad, there was a lot of slate and it was rather steep but not too tricky. Its only a small climb, but the view is still fantastic!

Friday, 25 March 2016

Dublin in a Day

My breakfast at the airport was way to good not to take a photo of!

With flight prices being so cheap, me and and my house mate decided to take a spontaneous trip to Dublin. We would fly from Newcastle in the morning and be back by lunch time the next day. By the time we landed, in what was one very large airport, in Ireland, it was around 11.00; it didn't take us long to find our hostel, after taking the shuttle bus into town and already we'd fallen in love numerous times with anyone who spoke because how lush is the Dublin accent?!

After a little walk into and around town we found the tourist office and decided to get on a tour bus as it would be the best way to see everything in the short amount of time we were there; this stopped at all the main touristy attractions including the Guinness factory and the zoo!

In town, we popped into the Disney shop to look at the Irish range and Mickey Mouse Leprechauns. I want it all!

That night after tea, we sat in a few pubs at temple bar, and witnessed exactly what we thought Dublin would be like. A pint in hand and singing along to a fella with a guitar. Whiskey in the jar, The Irish Rover. Brown eyed girl. We sang to the early hours of the morning and then walked home to the hostel as we had a very early flight to catch in the morning.

It was a very short trip but a very good one! and i would love to go back and see more of this beautiful country!

Friday, 4 March 2016

Living by the Lakes: Keswick

I live on the outskirts of the Lake District in Cumbria. It's just a small drive until you get right into the mountains and spot your first lake. As you drive in the scenery is just like a painting, so beautiful and I feel privileged to live so close to such a beautiful place.

One of the popular towns to visit in the north of the county is 'Keswick', so when one of my friends came up to visit, that is were we decided to go. All the small shops and cafes and pubs are so quaint and friendly, I love how most also welcome dogs in too. I've been to Keswick many a time so I tried to get in as much touristy things for my friend as I could. First stop 'The Puzzling Place'. A little museum full of illusions and tricks. I love things like that.I won't tell you everything that's in their and ruin it but here's one we tried out...

The lakes Ice-cream is delicious but their flavour 'Thunder and Lightning' tops everything. To describe it, I would say... Vanilla ice-cream with chocolate and honeycomb swirls. A Must Try!! ...So we did! and then headed down to the Lake that sits at the edge of Keswick; Derwent Water. On a summers day its nice to get a rowing boat out or have trip on the passenger boats to the other side and walk back round taking in the scenery.

These views will never cease to amaze me.

Friday, 19 February 2016

Visiting Friends: A few days in Liverpool!

I went last Thursday to visit my friend in Liverpool, who is at University down there. Considering she's been down in Liverpool for 4 years now I thought it was about time and I will most definitely go back, it was such an enjoyable weekend. She showed me the university buildings and where she goes everyday etc. Its strange when you think about it how, while your just blindly getting on with your things that you need to do everyday you forget everyone else is doing the same, doing things that they need to do. We got some food and drink in and witnessed, what could of been a fatal disaster where a man ran out in the road and bounced off the hood of a car going the opposite way. (He was okay, don't worry) Followed by a scream-athon in McDonald's where a customer was being just, what I can only describe as ridiculous.The sights of Liverpool, amazing!
I obviously needed to sample the night life while I was their so that night we went to a few bars, including a tequila bar where I tried a Summer Fruits tequila, which was surprisingly so nice! I want another! As well as enjoying a good boogie (to Craig David, my fave).
In the morning, we made bacon sarnies and got ready to head into town. We walked through Liverpool one, where all the shops are located but it was way too busy for any of our likings and so we made our way through to the other side and onto the Docks. Where I took one of the only pictures of the weekend..

I was taken to the Museum of Liverpool but we got hungry so left and found a small little place where we ate before I had to head off home. Not before noticing though, the birds in the dock. I really surprise myself how easily amused I can be, The birds or ducks, i'm not quite sure which, were on the water and then would suddenly dive for fish. But they were under there for so long and sometimes when they reappeared on the surface you caught a glimpse of the fish they had just caught! Oh Nature.!

Saturday, 13 February 2016

A First Post!

My name is Hannah
Im a 21 Year Old Law Student
And I feel like I'm introducing myself on a quiz show.

I want to fill this blog with places I visit, and anything else that I feel needs documented.
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