Monday, 15 February 2016

LIVIN UP NORTH!

A little late on this post, but nonetheless this is my sixth week of the Gratitude Challenge, and this week I have to discuss the city I live in. Now, I personally live in a really small town, where nothing exciting ever happens. I mean, the most exciting thing to happen is probably a nightclub called the Frontier (don't get me started).


So although I don't live in a city per se, I thought I would mention one I live close to, which is good old Leeds. I feel like Leeds is a treat. I go there to shop at the Trinity and stuff my face in restaurants, namely Nando's, and that's about it. What an exciting life I live.
I love going at Christmas time, the endless streets filled from top to bottom with shops galore, floors and floors of Primark, Topshop and River Island. The smells of Greggs and Mcdonalds, mixed with the scents of perfume lingering on your wrist from the endless testers in Boots. The fast paced life is not really for me, I feel rushed when the Trinity shopping centre is packed. I prefer a calm and relaxed environment.


I think it's a great place to catch up, because there is actually things to do in Leeds. Where I live my fun nights consisted of mooching round Tesco and that was that. So me and my bestie Shannice who has an amazing blog btw so definitely check it out here, decided to have a wander round Leeds at the end of last year. I wrote about our day here if you want to see what we got up to, we visited some really cute shops, and the decorations in the Trinity were so cute! I also went to the Alchemist in Leeds Trinity for my 18th birthday and was blown away by the cocktails. I had a Strawberry Daiquiri and Bubblegum Daiquiri which had popping candy on top, DELICIOUS. Seriously recommend.

Living up North is cold and wet. In a nutshell. I'd love to visit London again, although contradicting what I previously said about busy cities, but I need to go shopping there asap. I also love the countryside, I think it would be so peaceful and refreshing to live there, sometimes my family and I will go on long walks round the Yorkshire Dales, seeing beautiful waterfalls, huge open fields, and woods on our way. But another place where I would love to live is the seaside. I have a part of my room that is beach themed, that dedication though. I just find myself feeling extremely happy and inspired whenever I visit. The sound of the waves is very therapeutic.

So although I live in a really small town which is boring and dull, I have to be grateful for it in some ways. It's not hectic, although don't visit Tesco's on Black Friday (there's video evidence on Facebook of people fighting over TV's and kitchen ware) it's not a pretty sight. It holds a lot of memories. It's where I met my oldest friends, my boyfriend, and it's where I spent my childhood, even if most of them were just having a wander round supermarkets. I'm grateful that Leeds is not that far away, so whenever I'm bored on a weekend and fancy a change of pace, I can hop on a train and explore the city. Although by explore I just mean find new shops to splurge in with my student loan (naughty naughty), I'm not much of an adventurous person, I like to think of myself as Becky the hermit *waves*.

Previous posts from the 52 week Gratitude Challenge
Gratitude. The 52 week challenge!
The Boyfriend!
Family! 
Dear Madison
Why we should capture every moment!

Why are you grateful for the place you live in? I'd love to know!! XOXO B.
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  1. I love going to Leeds as treat as well! Couldn't live there, would have no money left!

    Parie
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    1. OMG SAME hahaha, I spend wayyyyy too much of my student loan:( xx

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  2. I've only been to Leeds once but I'd love to explore it more! I really liked what I saw :) I've lived in cities all my life and so I'm like the opposite to you... I feel uneasy when I'm in a samller place... suppose it's all personal and relative and we feel comfortable with what we know! Great post :) x

    Polly Cat Contemplates

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    1. You should deffo have another visit!!:) And aww that's so interesting that where different in that aspect!! I definitely agree! I think I'd get used to it if I did move somewhere like Leeds centre! And thanks so much gorg xxx

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  3. This was such an interesting post! I've never been to Leeds! I come from the south east and not much happens here haha. We're always forgotten about it seems compared to other places in the UK. I'm going away for a week in the summer to Yorkshire so I can't wait to get away and explore some of the places up there! Also I love shopping in London even though it's busy, it's still a great atmosphere and so many places to shop!xxx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aww thank you babes!! And oooh that sounds fab, I hope you have a lovely time!! And yeah, I've only been once and just had a look round, didn't have time to do any shopping, so I deffo need to go again and spend all my money hahaha! xxx

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  4. I've never been to leeds! I'd love to though!

    www.beckieeschle.com

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  6. Trust me to mess up commenting hahaha. I want to visit up north, I almost went to uni in Leeds!

    Charlie CP xx

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    1. hahahah and OMG NO WAY we would have lived so close to each other, you deffo should have moved up here!!!

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  7. Whoop! I love in Leeds and love it :)

    Corinne x
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  8. Such a lovely little post! I'm heading here on Wednesday - Might try the Alchemist for cocktails! I would love it if you could check out my blog!

    http://staticnova.blogspot.co.uk

    Rebecca x

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    1. Thank you and ooh you should, and will do x

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  9. Lovely post! I love Leeds so much,been a few times.I live in the east and nothing much happens here either.I'm the same I wouldn't be able to live there as I've lived in villages or the countryside for most of my life and so I hate crowded busy places and I would have no money left if I was next to a massive shopping centre all the time!

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    Sophie Jane xx

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    1. Thank you hun!! True, I feel a bit overwhelmed in big places and hahah whenever I go Leeds I come back with no money loool!! xx

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  10. I live in a small city in a small country and couldn't be more happier and prouder to be Lithuanian. The city I live in may not be a very big one, but there are a loy of activities amd places to see. I love how cultural it is and how nice people are :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Aww that's lovely! It sounds fab, I'd love to visit your country!! xx

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  11. Such lovely and cute photos! I can relate to living in a small town and having a city nearby. Now I live in a city, but I do have to say both things have benefits :)

    Raashi
    raashiagarwal.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thank you!! Yes I agree, both have benefits!! :) xxx

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  12. Loving the header! ;) The photos are adorable! Such a great read, I live in a village/town(?!) right near a city and I can easily pop in whenever I want so it's super easy for me!

    lovely post,
    Daizy| www.ZyaandDaizy.wordpress.com

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    1. Aww thank you!! :) and yeeeep super convenient xxxx

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  13. Ah I can so relate to living in a small town! I actually moved back to my small hometown from a city, it got to chaotic. Its always nice to leave your small town and visit bigger cities, that way you can leave the craziness behind whenever!

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    1. Aww!! Yeah I can imagine it getting chaotic!! And yes I agree so much xxx

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  14. Hehe I also live up in the north, only over in the Lakes! It is definitely rainy and muddy with lots of sheep xD I loved reading this, I love visiting the city too because it is so vibrant, bustling and so many lovely things to see everywhere :D at the same time I really love my hometown! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (doing follow for follow on bloglovin or instagram)

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    1. Oooh!! And hahaha I love sheep, not so keen on the rain though! xxxx

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  15. That bubblegum daiquiri sounds amazing! I've never been to Leeds. To be completely honest, I haven't really been to too many places in the UK. When I go "on holiday", it's mainly always abroad to escape the weather and relax on the beach! Although I do want to start exploring the country more and maybe just a weekend trip here and there or even a night will do (like we did for Birmingham). I know what you mean, I live just outside of London and while I do love to hop on a train once in a while to go into London, I don't think I could live in the businesses of it all! I think if I had to choose anywhere it would be by the sea somewhere. Like you say, it's therapeutic and definitely a happy place.

    Love Hannah xx

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    1. It was FAB! :) and whenever I go on holiday it's abroad as well, I do love the beach!! I'd definitely love to visit more cities in the UK, I really want to travel ah :( Yes it's so calming isn't it!! xxx

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  16. Awwww thanks for the mention ahah <3 I'm laughing so much at the tier reference lol and the black friday in telcos hahahaha! Love this post xxx

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  17. I've been to Leeds a few times and I really enjoyed my visits! I really want to live in London one day!
    Aleeha xXx
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