E: Scarborough

IMG_4183While in the last few weeks of this year at York, I decided with some other flatmates to visit out flatmate Emily while she was at home in Scarborough. I was keen to see what it would be like as I’ve heard so much about it. Phrases I had heard in the past to describe Scarbs were somewhere along the lines of ‘line at the job centre,’ ‘shit hole’ and ‘too touristy’. Having been there and back I can tell you Scarborough is wonderful. There wasn’t many people when I went but the two shores are beautiful and there’s plenty of greenery. I mean take a look at the pictures and judge for yourself. Thank you to Emily I had a great day, especially renting the paddle boat at the chinese themed park.
IMG_4328They have little stalls were they sell fresh sea food caught the same day!
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Boat going into harbourIMG_4423

The rooftops and the coastIMG_4433

You wouldn’t even know you were in a residential area at some pointsIMG_4456

The Coast on the North was even more beautifulIMG_4471

I think ‘lush’ is appropriate
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Me with Milly!IMG_4631

Me posingIMG_4636

E: Harrogate

IMG_5122The last ‘House 8 Roadtrip’ (House 8 was the name of my university flat) was to Harrogate, a very posh spa town. Being a spa town means that it has Roman like baths, and was were people would be sent if they were unwell to get better supposedly due to the charm of the place. It wasn’t my favourite place we visited probably due to the nasty weather. However if driving by it’s definitely worth having a little walk around as there are some beautiful buildings. I really liked the main park with a pine forest and the gallery which changes it’s exhibition. It’s free to get into both of those.

 

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C: London Tour Guides By Chris

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My awesome South African, Italian, Greek and Cypriot cousin came over to London to spend Christmas with us. Throughout the whole holiday I felt ridiculously guilty due to the fact instead of taking her around places nearby like I should have been, I was cooped up in a messy office revising frantically for my first set of university exams. Got a lot riding on these but in the end they turned out alright. Well I say that now but I still have no idea what I got. Was a nice change from the usual Christmas festivities. I did manage to clear half a day in my boring schedule to take her round as many key sites of London as I could. I need to apologize because it’s clear I do not have what it takes to be a tour guide. All it consisted of was telling my cousin and sister to move and appreciate things. Will cross that one off the career list ~IMG_7301

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