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Saturday, 27 March 2010

Day Tripper

I had a few days off work this week, and as the weather was nice and sunny I took myself on a train ride to Harrogate, in Yorkshire (just because I hadn't been before!)


There are lots of really  lovely little independant gift and antique shops in Harrogate; it was lovely to wander round doing some leisurely browsing and window shopping. I loved this duckegg blue tinwear (above), and these sweet little birdhouses -


And of course I couldn't go to Yorkshire without a visit to the famous Betty's Tea Rooms! How yummy do these handmade chocolate Easter eggs look? Almost too gorgeous to eat (note the "almost!")
 


12 comments:

  1. OH Angie....I want your life...well, at least visit England...I think I lived there in another life...I hope!
    That robins egg blue is just gorgeous not to mention the giant egg....I double dare you to eat it...lol

    tootles,
    bunny

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  2. Angie, let me know if you need any help with those eggs, what else are friends for.....:)
    Also, I'm with you on the birdhuses, they are beautiful!

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  3. oh my! such pretty images!! i love independent shops :))

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  4. Bunny what are you waiting for? Come on over! I'll put the kettle on, and crack open the Easter egg! :)


    Stephanie, you're all heart, offering to help me with the egg like that ;)

    Sarah yes, it was a lovely day!

    Luthien me too - it's so nice to find things that are a bit different :)

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  5. Angie, that sounds like a perfect day! And those eggs - Ahhhhh :)

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  6. It certainly was Lynne, and thanks for visiting my blog! :)

    I knew everyone would comment on those eggs lol!

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  7. Harrogate looks lovely Angie! All those gorgeous shops to wander around - not many of those left these days! Save me a piece of Easter egg?? x

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  8. How lucky you are!! This town looks like a really nice place to visit. The pictures you took are beautiful!

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  9. Looks like you had a lovely shopping trip! It's such fun to explore a place you haven't been before. Now that the weather's a little better, I'm hoping to do some of that.

    You're so lucky to be able to hop on a train and go. Here, it's the car or nothing...

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  10. Wow, what a gorgeous place! Just to have the opportunity to visit a place like that would be amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Hugs♥

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  11. Catherine - it is unusual to find so many original little shops in one place! And of course I'll save you some chocolate :)

    Angelshair thank you! Yes it is a lovely town.

    Maggie I know, am lucky that so many places are easily accesible from where I live :) I'll look forward to seeing photos from your trips! x

    Sharon thank you! It was beautiful! Lovely to see you, hope you're well! x

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