Monday, 14 January 2019

Doing more of what makes me happy!

Hello everyone! Welcome back to the blog. What an amazing start to 2019 it has been. If you follow me on Instagram(Donna Dyble) you will have seen my 2019 goals which included doing more things that make me happy. Well i’ve certainly been giving it a good go so far!

I started the New Year by travelling 106 miles north to visit my son Leo & his boyfriend Dean in Newcastle for 5 days. It was lovely to see them both between their work shifts & Amelia, Dean & I even managed a day out at Beamish Open Air Museum while Leo was sleeping off his nightshift(bless). Beamish is a place I highly recommend to anyone & once you’ve paid to get in once you can use your ticket again for a full year after. Check out the website for more info but expect a dedicated post on Beamish as I just love the place.

Once back home I was determined to keep up with my promise to myself of getting out of the house more so I took myself off for a solo day to the pretty little village of Warter in East Yorkshire where I cooed over gorgeous chocolate box cottages & an ancient church with stunning stained glass windows.

The very same day I also stopped in at the Madyahmaka Meditation Centre In Pocklington which is within Kilnwick Percy Hall. I picked up some lovely gemstones in the gift shop & had an hours reflection in the world peace cafe whilst sipping hot roibos tea. It was a truly peaceful & relaxing afternoon there & is a place i love & return to often.

Finally, my daughter Jade asked me to go for an impromptu day out to the historic city of York on Sunday which for us both is only a 40 minute drive away. Since Jade moved to Leeds I have seriously missed our girly time so I jumped at the chance. We had a blast acting like tourists & taking pics at the Minster(see cover photo) & going for afternoon tea at the famous Battys Tea Room. York is great for window shopping with its quaint cobbled alleyways & curiosity shops. Our favourite area of York is The Shambles which has buildings dating back to the 14th Century. It’s definitely another must visit place.

So, now you know what i’ve been up to so far this year. Do you have any places you can recommend to me for a little day out that you love to go to. Let me know by leaving a comment below. Thanks for reading & just remember, “If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining”.  Lots of love. Donna xxx


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