Looking Back on 2016

Dome des Invalides in Paris
Dome des Invalides in Paris


I’ve spent 11 days in Paris over 2 trips:

  • February: to see the Andy Warhol exhibition at the Musee D’art Moderne
  • In April: to see the Henri Rousseau Exhibition at the Musee D’Orsay

Beginning of May: I spent 10 days in Hartlepool and County Durham

Beginning of June: I spent a week in Cornwall

August saw Mum and I travel to Glasgow for a long city break

September: I spent a week self-catering in the Yorkshire Dales based near Leyburn in Wensleydale

October: 5 days travelling around the Southern Brecon Beacons and Ceredigion, Wales (visiting family)

November: A self-catered trip to Keswick, The Lake District

December: Exploring the Christmas Markets in Munich, Germany

Drinking Gluhwein in Munich at the Christmas Markets 2016; from a travel blog by www.traveljunkiegirl.com
Drinking Gluhwein in Munich

Weekends / Overnighters

  • Lake District: Coniston & Tarn Hows – February
  • Northamptonshire Historic Properties – March
  • Henley in Arden – April
  • Chester – May
  • Cardiff – June
  • Derby – July
  • Sheffield – August
  • County Durham to see KYNREN at Bishop Auckland Castle – September
  • Brussels, Belgium – October
  • Hartlepool for afternoon tea at Wynyard Hall – October
  • York for a wedding at Middleton’s – October
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands – November
  • Guildford – December

Days Out

  • Stratford Upon Avon – Feb
  • Aberystwyth – March
  • York – May
  • “Go Herdwick” Sheep Spotting in the Lake District – July / August
  • Conwy and Llandudno – July
  • Caenarfon – introducing my 6 year old nephew to it’s epic castle! – August
  • Beaumaris – September
  • Harlech & Porthmadog – October

Walks of Note

  • Teggs Nose – Near Macclesfield, Cheshire
  • Lyme Park Estate and Moorlands – Disley, Cheshire
  • Coastal Route: Southport to Ainsdale – Lancashire
  • Wirral Coastal Park & Thursaston Common, Merseryside
  • Tom Gill Falls & Tarn Hows – Lake District, Cumbria
  • Durham Heritage Coastal Path – County Durham
  • Dodman Point Coastal Circuit from Gorran Haven – Cornwall
Looking back on Gorran Haven from the Coastal Path to Dodman Point, Cornwall
Looking back on Gorran Haven from the Coastal Path to Dodman Point, Cornwall

Where I ate some Epic Afternoon Teas

  • Betty’s Tearooms: Northallerton (and York on several occasions)
  • Henley Kitchen & Bakery: Henley in Arden
  • Marmalade: Chester
  • Willow Tearooms: Glasgow
  • Castle Tea Rooms: Beaumaris (Wales)
  • Inn on the Lake: Glenridding (Lake District)
  • Wynyard Hall: County Durham
  • Gelato Jojo’s: Seaton Carew, Hartlepool