Another great place to stroll on an evening and take in the views is by Captain Cook’s Monument. I have been three times now so thought I’d share its beauty. The monument stands 324 metres above sea level, 18m high, over looking Great Ayton and is easily accessible from Guisborough forest (Read about HERE) and Roseberry Topping (Read about HERE).
On the 4th of June 2017 I had the pleasure of attending Ariana Grande’s One Love concert in Manchester at Old Trafford. The concert was the result of the devastating attack which took place at the M.E.N arena just 2 weeks prior.
A true credit to herself, Ariana did not let fear prevent her from showing immense love and compassion to Manchester and its victims. Raising hundreds of thousands for the cause and speaking with injured fans. It seems Ariana’s strength is something to admire, after all she is only 23 herself. Along with her celebrity friends, Ariana took to the stage and united the crowd through music. Dressed simply in jeans and a white One Love Manchester oversized jumper, she reminded us of her fierceness completing her outfit with black heeled boots. Read more
My words can not heal. My voice may not be heard. But i shall write. I shall write to allow the few who may see this to remember the good things about the Manchester Arena, about Manchester.
As i watch the footage appear again and again i can pinpoint the seats in which i have sat. The exact area where i stood with my sister as we danced our butts of to the best Concert I’ve ever attended – Olly Murs. The seats where i sat with my siblings and sang along with the finalists of X factor. The atmosphere of true happiness felt by an entire arena. Read more
Whitby is a great day out; places to go, things to see and chips to indulge with! My visit was a two parter as the first time I had two VERY trying children in tow and I was done after a couple of hours. #callmeweak
Outing one began when the smallest human, along with my cat, crawled into my bed at 7:20am, it was time to wake up.
17:30 rolled around, the sun still shining bright, and I’d not done much apart from lounge around in my pj’s. I needed to get out.
Following our walk up Roseberry Topping the previous day (see blog post here) I fancied another walk, just with less chance of injury. My goal at the moment is to explore all the places local that often I’d of just ignored.
(For the 6 months I have resided in Ingleby Barwick I’ve gone as far as Cineworld, Uni and Dominos- oops, my bad)
I saw a Instagram post which asked “Do you even live in Stockton If you haven’t been to Roseberry Topping?” So I went.
Roseberry Topping is described by the national trust as a ‘distinctive and iconic landmark.’ This is due to its shape as a result of geological fault and a mining collapse in 1912. It is just 1,049 feet (320m) high, but don’t let this deceive you. Believe me. I’ve walked/climbed a few things in my life so far, one being Mount. Helvellyn in the Lake District (age 10) and in my opinion Roseberry Topping is still a challenge. I don’t know how many routes up there are but the one we naturally took following from the car park hits quite fast.
York’s a lovely little place rich with history and culture, as well as attractions and various eateries. With lots on offer it’s a great day or weekend trip.
We arrived later than planned. You know how it is, slept in a little ’cause i was up all hours doing uni work, throw a child in the mix and then waiting an hour to get parked and things are delayed. Ah well, what can you do? So 3pm rolls around and we finally get out into York centre.