New Year in Hebden Bridge

As a Birthday surprise (it was on the 3rd) my boyf took me away for a few days to Hebden Bridge, one of my favourite places in the UK. What a lucky girl I am indeed. He whisked me off on New Year’s Eve to stay in the gorgeous Croft Mill apartments and enjoy the wet and windy delights of Yorkshire. I must say, this is a delightful way to begin the year.

After the long drive up to deepest darkest tup North I was pleasantly surprised to find the most awesome self-catering apartment that was all ours for 3 nights! And we had been upgraded, hoorah. The place was filled with yummy goodies, there was Sky tv (cue LOTS of music telly), free wifi, a fully equipped kitchen and it was the cleanest place I have ever stayed. It was wonderful.

I spent the first few hours running around the apartment. I was so excited to have some space to ourselves, to dance like a loon to music videos, to drink the most delicious tea ever (thank you Taylors) and sample the best ever crisps (hello Hendersons Relish). And we had yet to go on our date yet. Soon enough, we dolled up and ventured across to the Thai restaurant where we enjoyed a long leisurely meal of spicy food and wine.

The next morning we were greeted with yet another thoughtful surprise – the Croft Mill folk left us a basket of fresh croissants just inside our door. We pottered about in our jimjams and enjoyed a breakfast of tea from pot with croissants and local honey. Oh, it is the simple pleasures that are the best.

That evening the lovely Lisa and her boyf came over to our apartment and I cooked us up a delicious Roast Duck with all the trimmings. My boyf had stocked up our fridge with copious amounts of booze and proceeded to knock us up some amazing cocktails. Soon enough the silliness ensued and a never ending game of Trivial Pursuit followed. I love dinner parties.

The following day I nursed quite the hangover but managed to stroll about town for a few hours to take in the sights and do some window shopping in all the awesome indie shops.

It was a perfectly relaxing break away and I am so lucky to have a boyf as lovely as mine.

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 Happy New Year!




  1. thebabywife
    5 January 2012 / 1:30 pm

    Haha, love the gif.

    Sounds like you had a great time – you do indeed have a lovely boyf!


    • Elizabeth
      5 January 2012 / 4:53 pm

      there are probably a few more gifs to come too!x

  2. Elizabeth Holdsworth
    5 January 2012 / 1:53 pm

    Love Hebden Bridge! All the indie shops. Must be one of the best places in the country for them. It sounds like you had a brilliant time!

    • Elizabeth
      5 January 2012 / 4:54 pm

      it really is fantastic. I will be sure to visit again.x

  3. katy
    5 January 2012 / 5:26 pm

    The gif at the end is absolutely amazing!!
    looks like you have had a brilliant time too.xx

    • Elizabeth
      7 January 2012 / 10:52 am

      the gif makes me smile too. 🙂

  4. 5 January 2012 / 6:56 pm

    How fun! 1. You and your boyf and so good looking apart and together. 2. I want to hang out with you. 3. Happy belated Bday!

    • Elizabeth
      7 January 2012 / 10:52 am

      😀 ahh…thank you very much, lovely. Come hang out anytime!x

  5. 5 January 2012 / 11:05 pm

    That looks like an amazing getaway. Very very lucky 🙂

    • Elizabeth
      7 January 2012 / 10:53 am

      I do feel very lucky indeed.x

  6. Sam
    6 January 2012 / 10:57 pm

    I really need to go here, keep saying we will and then it gets put off. Glad you had a happy birthday!

    Sam x

    • Elizabeth
      7 January 2012 / 10:53 am

      Definitely make some plans to visit!

  7. 7 January 2012 / 10:33 am

    I am deeply jealous of your lovely trip but so happy you started the year and got to spend your birthday like this!

    • Elizabeth
      7 January 2012 / 10:59 am

      thank you, it was very lovely indeed.x

  8. Jessie
    9 January 2012 / 11:40 am

    Hope you had a great time & a great birthday!!

    Not sure i’d consider the north the deepest darkest tho!

    As a northern gal i could get offended! 😉

    You look very wrapped up outside the shop – definately not a local – lol.xx

  9. Rachel Lucie
    8 February 2012 / 1:13 pm

    Glad to hear you had a great time in Hebden. My house is over the other side of the valley, and I can see the blue of that apartment from here, I’d have waved if I had known! Sounds like a top weekend. And I know your friend, Lisa, from Heart Gallery (cue a rendition of ‘oh it’s a small world, isn’t it?’!).

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