Sunglasses: Ray Ban via ASOS | Lipstick: Jeffree Star, Doll Parts
Over the bank holiday weekend, I spent a much needed few days recuperating back up North. I love going home and spending time seeing my school friends, family and just spending time in the countryside. It’s difficult to tell how much you’ll miss trees and views of fields until you move away from them to tall grey buildings and concrete pavements, but I do miss it.
My sister, Jessica, lives in York studying psychology. York is a city I’ve lived almost next door to all my life, and passed through many a time, but never really fully explored. Inspired by Lucy from Shiny Thoughts’ recent post, and Jess’ love for the city, I thought it was about time I took a look around.
After a tour of her new student home, first on the agenda was lunch (well, would you expect any less from me?). We stopped at the fairly new Double Dutch Pancake House, which you might’ve seen over on my Insta. This cute little cafe has an interior worthy of a living room, with sky blue walls and tulips at every table. It seems like you could spend hours here with a hot chocolate, pancake or milkshake – they’re big on the sweet treats here. Jess opted for the pear, nutella and whipped cream pancake, while I chose a savoury bacon pancake with dutch syrup, or stroop and my oh my, was it delicious. The bacon comes baked into the pancake, with the cutest teeny little pan for the syrup.
After such a gluttonous lunch, we headed for a little wander through the churchyard gardens and along the river. Sitting on the river, watching the world go by and little boats bob past was a beautiful way to while away the afternoon. We also wandered through the centre, admiring the pretty cobbled streets and, of course, the Minister.
Having spent just an afternoon in York, there are so many cute cafe’s and winding streets to explore, I’ll know I’ll be back to visit Jess soon!
*PS – I promise to iron my skirt properly next time, Mum!