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La Rosa and Whitby.

I thought I would share with you our recent trip to Whitby.I booked a night in the gorgeous La Rosa hotel which is perched high on the West Cliff with views of the harbor and the commanding presence of the old abbey. We were in good company.Lewis Carroll stayed here once. πŸ™‚

All the rooms are individually themed.We chose the ‘Stoker Room’ with its fabulously high bed and amazing views.Its decor was definantly inspired by Dracula too I think…


The furnishings at La Rosa are very quirky indeed.Think of it as a haven for teacups and taxidermy!

Mr Forbes the fox.

The Mad Hatters tearoom is downstairs : )

After we checked in and had a nosy around we went for a wander.The first thing to do was tackle the 199 steps up to the abbey. That was a killer!

The imposing abbey.

After that we definately needed cake.Marie Antionette’s serves the best hot chocolate and I loved my Lemon drizzle cake. Let me eat cake here again I say!
Marie Antoinette’s Patisserie

Scrummy coffee & walnut cake & Lemon Drizzle cake.

There are lots of quirky little shops to browse. I was excited to come accross ‘Dotty About Vintage’,located just over the little bridge in the centre. : )

Pretty things πŸ™‚

La Rosa is very near this whale bone arch given to Whitby by a town in Alaska.It very cleverly frames a perfect view.

In the evening we had a few drinks in the various old Inns scattered round this old seaside town. Most serve a grand choice of real ales which my other half is a big fan of.Alot are dog friendly which is great if your holidaying in Whitby with the hound. All are olde worldy.

After a cozy nights sleep and a leisurely lie in there was a knock on the door.Our breakfast had arrived.

Breakfast is a hamper delivered to your room in the morning.Croissants,fruit,cheese,yogurt,eggs,coffee,orangejuice and fruit cake.Fab! You can choose what time you would like it between 8-30am and 11am. If it was summer (or at least not a wet november morning) we would have definatly eaten it on the balcony.

We needn’t checkout until noon which gave us more time to explore. I wish I had booked another night!

All to soon it was time to head home to Lancashire. On the way we stopped off for lunch at an American diner ‘Uncle Joes’ near Pickering which looked interesting.

The bf had pulled pork,fries,coleslaw and beans.


The decor was pale blue and white with vintage touches.It’s a good place to take the kids too as they eat free during the day Mon-Fri.

Tee hee I think most of my pics have been food related!
Hope you enjoyed the pictures anyway. We had a lovely time. Have you ever visited Whitby?

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Kites and Beach Huts. : )

Going camping in North Wales in a couple of weeks ( Yay! ) but I needed to get a Seaside fix before then so off we headed to Lytham and St Annes for the afternoon and a bracing walk on the seafront.I love Lytham with its windmill on the green and views over the Ribble estuary.There were lots of pretty yellow flowers which according to my collins gem seashore book are called large flowered Evening Primrose.

Kite flying seems a popular pass time. I loved watching them whip about in the wind.

I had heard that 40 lovely beach huts had been built in Lytham.But could we find them!! Nope! It turns out they havn’t actually been put up yet. But we did find the show Beach hut near the Island at st Annes. It is rather pretty dont you think? Love the nautical colours.

Apparently building is starting shortly. Several will be for sale. So if you have a spare 40 grand……..
Otherwise the rest are for hire as of next year. Β£205 for the week, Β£125 for the weekend or Β£45 for a day( you can use them between the hours of 7am and 10pm). I am very tempted to book a day next year! For information check the website http://www.stannesbeachhuts.co.uk

After all that walking ( phew! ) it was time for an ice cream , watched more kites ( in the shape of squids! ) and headed home.