This morning my husband and I are back at it again (no not that!) We’re sat debating our next trip away. Well, not our very next trip, that’s already planned and ready to go (Aberystwyth in August). No, I mean our next one after that.
There are few places that I will visit more than once. With so many different places out there, ready to be explored, I almost can’t justify ‘playing it safe’ and revisiting a town or city I’ve already been. But for the city of Bath, I would make an exception.
Here’s what we made of it…
Way back in August I booked tickets to see Irish comedian Dara O’Briain on his Crowd Tickler Tour as my husband’s Christmas present. We both love him and so when I saw he was on tour I jumped at the chance of getting tickets. For whatever reason, I chose tickets for his one night in Glasgow this April (despite later finding out that he was playing at a venue just down the road from us later in the year! Whoops!)
Nevertheless it was another great excuse to explore a new city so off I went visiting tourism websites and scouring Pinterest for some sightseeing inspiration.
Having famously been the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, I was intrigued to discover what lay in store in the east coast seaside town of Whitby. Unlike most of our trips, this one was relatively unplanned – a spur of the moment decision with all the details left up to my other half (a rare occurrence in our household I can assure you!)
I had always wanted to visit Whitby and with it only being a couple of hours away it seemed like a good place to go on short notice. Plus, it’s a traditional British seaside town – and what’s not to love about that?! Andy and I have a certain soft spot for a touch of retro charm, and we were sure Whitby would have plenty of it.
In many ways, Brighton marked the start of a whole new life for me.
When you think about places you want to visit for a weekend break, you might think about places your friends have recommended, places you’ve always wanted to go or places that mean something special to you.
For this particular trip I just fancied having a chocolate cake from Brighton chocolatiers, Choccywoccydodah, who I had been following on the TV. It’s that simple. I knew nothing of the city, I didn’t even know where it was. When I found out it was a good 5 -6 hour drive from where I live, I still wasn’t deterred. That chocolate was just too alluring!