Monday, 25 April 2011

National Holidays Mystery Weekend

So as you can see from my last Vlog I was super excited for my coach trip away this weekend. We had no idea where we were going...and guess where we ended up? Barnsley! Pahaha. We just went there a few months ago (clicky here)  before Christmas for present shopping. I'd have preferred to have gone somewhere new that I hadn't been before but I had a good time at Barnsley last time so I was still excited.

Me and Mam
Brogan and Jill

So the four of us (Me, my Mam, my sister Brogan and Jill - a friend) set off for four hours at Barnsley market. We had a look round all the shops and I bought a bag and scarf from Dorothy Perkins.

It was really nice and sunny which was lovely and we eventually chilled in the cafe we went to last time. Of course we couldn't leave without some mishap so Brogan managed to accidentally break a chair (?!) which I'm sure left a great impression! Haha.

Our view. Hollaaa
We then went to our hotel which was like an hour away in the middle of nowhere :'). Not even a pub nearby! The food was so good, if a little hard, but HEY we are on the cheapest holiday known to man and they must have been resisting an urge to just throw the food all over the entire coach crew. I ordered a salad for starters, fish and mash for dinner and fruit cocktail for tea so fairly healthy go me!

Fish and mash :)

Hotel restaurant

We were chilling in the dining area chitchatting though, when the waiters VERY SUBTLY started turning off all the lights where we were sitting to hurry us up to bed. Hint much? And it was only 10:20pm - we're not talking a crazy time here. Still we were super tired since we had such an early start and we soon went to bed.

I had an awful sleep though because 1) My Mam snores like a huge animal with asthma that has been tranquilised 2) I accidentally turned the heating to full so we both kept waking up with a huge urge to vom... Urgh I hate that feeling 3) The beds were made for munchkin people - I'm only 5"2 and my feet hung over the bed! And we had to get up at 7am ohhhh dearrr.

"The Heights of Abraham"

After a breakfast buffet we jumped on the coach to our next destination. It was supposed to be Meadow hall as it was last time, but as the shops were closed we went to the Peak District which was amazing!
Look at how high up it was!

I faced my fear of heights and went on a cable car which I nearly shat myself on (not literally...). It was so freaking scary! The views were stunning though and we also went on an underground mining tour which was fun.


After going there we then went to Bakewell (where they make the tarts!) and walked along the river and fed the ducks. Or at least that was the plan, the ducks were so well fed though they were just like mehhh and couldn't be assed to move haha.

Ohhhh I almost forgot this, we had lunch at a pub in Bakewell, and just after we ordered we noticed flies in the vinegar. Nomnomnom -.-. Extra nutrition?

Em x


  1. aw, it sound like you had a lovely time! go you for getting over your fear of heights! :D xxx

  2. you went to matlock! i've been there, its not a million miles away but we didn't go on the cable car, we chose to walk up and down the bloody hill instead :| not impressed! xx

  3. sounds fab! i love bakewell tarts haha! x

  4. That looks like you had such a lovely time.

    Your mum looks so young and attractive xx

  5. looks like youve had fun xxx

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  7. Ooh it sounds quite fun even if you had been before. Flies in the vinegar? Not good, lmao! Didn't realise that was a new delicacy :P Well done on facing your fears with the heights! x

  8. Looks like it was a lovely day out, really! And the fish and mash looks deliciousss.

    x x Michelle

  9. patsy: yeah it was lovely! haha i was so scared on the cable car but it was a fun experience xx

    emma: ahh man i spelt it wrong! >.< haha. oooh god bet that was a good workout. it was quite expensive for the cable car but worth itxx

    emma: haha i love bakewell tarts too but guess what i ran out of money and couldn't afford one :') xx

    the brunette: aww thanks she'll be glad to hear that!xx

    kirsty: yeah it was lovely :)xx

    christina: haha yeah i was had a really awkard moment where i was worried about saying anything in case it turned out it was supposed to be like that :') blonde moment! haha thankyou! it was fun but never again will i brave the cable cart! haha xx

  10. looks great - hope you had fun!! x

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