Today I went to Whitby with Kelly, her sister Sian, and our friend Ellie. Whitby is a lovely seaside town in North Yorkshire that is known for its associations with Dracula and the whaling industry, shown by the huge whalebones situated on the West Cliff. There are lots of things to do in Whitby - from shopping to boat trips, amusement arcades to restaurants. And the huge abbey on the cliff overlooking the town.
We were starving by the time we reached Whitby so we decided to go for food. It was Mexican Monday at Wetherspoons so I ordered a burrito, which only cost me about £5.39 with a drink and was so filling. I really enjoyed it and couldn't even manage pudding (yeah I know, worrying).
We then went for a walk around the town and found a sweet shop...
...and of course I wasn't full enough to not buy some sweets. They were really cheap so I stocked up and only paid £1.15. Then ate half of them as we walked around the rest of Whitby. Girl's gotta get her energy from somewhere!
We looked around some of the shops, including the market which had lots of lovely little bath bombs. I love the Duck n' Dive one! They are Bomb Cosmetics, if anyone is interested.
Afterwards we dragged ourselves up the 99 steps to the abbey, where there were amazing views over the river and the town.
The Whitby Regatta was on this weekend, so the town was really busy but it was lovely to see some of the boats racing.
Due to the Regatta there were also lots of stalls and funfair rides set up. Many of them were selling food, but they also had games like hook-a-duck and basketball shooting.
We came across some donkeys there for the fair, so we had to stop and give them a little cuddle. They were so sweet - Sian fell in love with one called Max.
Here is the famous whalebone...
After a tiring few hours of walking around we came back to Kelly's house and collapsed in her lounge, watching Orange Is The New Black and a film called Focus (worth a watch but, ironically, you really do have to focus on it!).
Kelly provided the entertainment as usual. I was talking about Marmite and how I like it on crumpets with cheddar cheese melted on top, and she was disgusted. A couple of seconds later she looked confused and said, "Hang on a second... isn't Marmite a band? Because Louis Walsh always talks about it on X Factor, like you either love it or you hate it." And that, folks, is what I have been putting up with for the last few days.
Love you really Kelly!
Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible. That's who you really are, let go of any part of you that doesn't believe it.
- C. Assaad