This weekend I decided to go visit a friend who I haven't seen in roughly 2 years!!
It's my friend Simon, I met him when we were both doing a student placement designing kidswear at John Lewis!
He now lives in Harrogate, North Yorkshire..which is a bit of a trek from where I live.
The drive wasn't too bad though, apart from the roadworks happening on the M1 at the moment.. but we won't talk about that!
So first of all we visited 'Salts mill' in Saltare which is an old mill building built in 1853
And inside there is an art gallery, bookshops and a really cool cafe!
There is a lot of work by David Hockley displayed in the gallery, as he is from the area.
I picked up a really cute magazine from the bookshop and also some wrapping paper with a map print on it. I plan to make a picture to add to my wall montage out of this :D
Had a really nice meal at the cafe then - Thanks Simon!
Afterwards we headed to Harewood House which was BEAUTIFUL!
has really nice grounds and gardens to walk around and also a bird garden with loads of different species of birds - even flamingos!
We had some tea and caken which was delicious!
I picked up a few bits here from H&M - Watermelon print crop top for only £3.99 and some drop crotch joggers for £7 in the sale!
H&M is really good at the moment and also really cheap, defo check it out!
We then went for a beer and later got some Vietnamese food which was really yum!
Simon also gave me some prezzies :D
This really cute musical box with birds on it... you can wind it up and the birds sing
And inside there were more goodies which I didn't even realise
Not entirely sure what they are but I will soon find out ha!
Thank you for a great weekend Simon!!