A day in Harrogate (le Deux)

So, as Mel mentioned, I took a train up to Harrogate on Monday to see at least a little part of Yorkshire. Ever since I moved, Mel has insisted I go to Harrogate but when I knew that she was going to be able to show me round, I knew I had to wait till the very last minute!

I knitted on the train up, of course, and was met at the station by the lovely familiar face of Mel!

As she mentioned we had a great Afternoon tea at Betty’s Tea RoomsImage

 

And then wandered around the town. It’s so pretty! 

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(ignore the roadworks in front) – This is the Royal pump rooms.

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And the Old Swan Hotel, where Agatha Christie was discovered after being missing for 11 days. (if you watch Doctor Who you’ll know all about it!) 

Sadly, I was too busy diving into all the yarn to take photos in Baa Ram Ewe, so you’ll just have to enjoy Mel’s, but I loved it! I got some lovely Titus in Eccup, which is apparently named after a Reservoir. See what you learn going to a yarn store with a local! I shall be making Catkin, but Kate Davies. I eyed this off in Edinburgh, but couldn’t decide on a colour without an opinion, and knowing it was a Baa Ram Ewe yarn, I wanted to get it there!

So Mel and I headed to a pub (course) and I even had some beer, though it was Frulli, which is a fruit wheat beer, so not sure it counts in Mel’s eyes. But I also tasted some stouts and porters (ew) and the lovely bartender gave me some samples of some lighter beers on tap, one which I quite liked that smelt like passionfruit (not even joking) and one which I would VERY happily drink called Maisel’s Weisse. After a few drinks I talked Mel into fish and chips. And she led us merrily to a seafood restaurant she used to go to with her sons.

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It was pretty epic, though I didn’t like the mushy peas (I tried them though!) Definitely one of the best fish and chips I’ve had in the UK (or ever really)

But the best thing? the entree – we both got the Prawn Cocktail and my goodness it was good! And adorable too!Image

So then we headed back to the train station where I got the lovely surprise of sharing a train with Mel to Leeds before we went our separate ways. I pretty much crashed out on the train back. It was such a lovely day, with a dear friend in a great town. You all need to go visit!!

 

 

 

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