As a pre-Christmas treat we flew to New York. This was only my second trip to the US ever so I had plenty to do and see.
It’s an impressive city, across six days we managed to walk for 25 hours. And we only scratched the surface.
Here are some pictures from the trip. And just as a note it was late November/early December when we went over and the festive season was already in full swing.
While admiring the decorations in London, it’s always nice to appreciate the ones a bit closer to home. These decorations aren’t new but the variety of lights across the city centre are fun. I especially like the projections of snowflakes across the Town Hall building.
It’s always fun to be a tourist in London, especially near Christmas time. I haven’t been to the capital for a while so it was nice to just wander around and take photos.
I went to the store Liberty for the first time and I found the building absolutely beautiful. While in that part of the city I also explored Carnaby Street and went in my new favourite cupcake shop in Kingly Court. While all the time finding lots of pretty lights and decorations.
We ventured far for our holiday this year… Nottingham. However, it’s a city we’ve never really explored before so why not? We went round the castle, saw Robin Hood and went for a pint at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem.
In May I went to Poland for the first time ever. We travelled to a place called Poznan for a friend’s wedding.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from Poland at all but it was very pretty and also thankfully pretty much everyone spoke English. I also haven’t been abroad that much before so was surprised to discover KFC, Pizza Hut and H&M as just some of the new and different shops we could visit.
Here’s a few snaps of Poznan city centre where I was very excited to discover an elaborate water feature, a cafe in a tram and the square.
An afternoon walk is not a usual Easter tradition for me, but this year in between chocolate and a roast we wandered to a new bit of Sheffield for us.
I knew the story behind the city’s amphitheatre and the Park Hill flats but I’d never walked up there before. I see them on an almost daily basis with my walk to the station so we finally went to go and find out more.
I learnt that it’s very quiet up there and is also a good example of Sheffield’s green credentials. You also get some fantastic views of the city. It was the wrong time of day to take good photos, the sun was right in my eyes, so these photos are actually heavily processed. Again it’s just photos on my phone and the tweaking was all done by Google’s automatic features.
I popped over to Leeds this weekend, and ended up taking lots of photos of ceilings. In fairness they are really pretty ceilings. I really liked the Victorian markets and arcades which are modern but retain their original feel.
So here’s some pictures of Leeds, only taken with my phone — nothing fancy.
And here’s one that can be ‘whoooo’d’ in just a few months. I can confirm The Dress is black and blue.