WELCOME TO THE CITY OF YORK

I’m back in London after a GORGEOUS time staying in Yorkshire with my best friend, Shvonne.

Plenty of girly catchups, doggie snuggles and I’m pretty sure I cracked a rib from laughing so much. Maybe it’s cos we went through so many crazy, hilarious and downright mental things together at uni, but I swear I never laugh as hard with anyone as I do when I’m with my uni ladies!

Shvonne lives quite near the city of York so, as I’d never been before, we popped down on Saturday to explore for a couple of hours…

York giant bearYork MinsterStreet signs YorkBusker outside Cafe Rouge in York

I love old cities in general. Budapest is gorgeousBucharest is fascinating, and I adorrrrred Rome.

York had everything it needed to be a top city in my eyes: cute buildings, cobbled roads, good cafes, beautiful gardens, friendly locals, yummy food and quirky history. I especially loved all the music and entertainment lining the streets. So many talented buskers!

I’ll definitely be back again soon :)

Yorkshire pondYorkYork vintage teacup candlesYork yellow bicycle tour de franceYork OOTD

Jeans, my new Breton top from Boden, a Topshop trench (bought last year in the sales for a bargainous £15!) and my favourite boohoo Chelsea boots. Casual, warm and oh so comfy.

I abandoned the classy handbag for the weekend and went for my lovely new leather-look backpack from Primark instead. Perfect for a day of trawling the city with a big ol’ DSLR!

Shop frontYellow, white and purple flowersYork Oscar's drinking a coke

We stopped off at Oscar’s for a late lunch before getting the train home: über-cheesy nachos and chilli with a token salad (y’know, healthy) and pints of diet coke.

Oscar's reading the menuOscar's in York nachosKaty laughing

Then we got a bit hyper waiting for our train and decided that taking awful selfies on the platform (in full view of passing trains) was definitely a great way to pass the time…

So attractive…

Golden retriever puppyGolden retriever puppy

Look at that FACE!♥

Duke and Baxter are Shiv’s golden retriever puppies (yep, despite their size, they’re still puppies!) and they are absoloooootely adorable.

Baxter and I are definitely kindred spirits. He’s a little bit quieter and more easily spooked, while Duke is the bossy and boisterous one.

They came and got into bed with me yesterday morning for snuggles which was divine.

I feel like every Sunday morning should involve puppy-cuddles…

Golden retriever puppy

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