First off, here’s my amazing Birthday cake by the lovely Cakes by Minnie. I watched Moana recently and was blown away by it, so I was over the moon to have a friend conspire with my S.O. to arrange this surprise for me 😀 The attention to detail is incredible, and I’ve saved the figures from the top to cherish!
Not ones to miss an excuse for cake, the girls at work came up trumps with a box of cupcakes and a bottle of Asti (to be taken home) which I’d never tried before!
Considering I’d only been there three weeks, I was also gifted with this wonderful haul of presents from work ❤
S.O. took me to The Deep in Hull for a Bank Holiday day out, as we were both at work in the days around my Birthday. The queue was absolutely massive but we only waited about 40 minutes. I’d visited a few years ago, and wanted to go again, but when they announced a new Lagoon feature, I wanted to wait until it was finished to visit. As you can see, it was worth it 😀
It’s absolutely incredible. Curved Glass that shows more the further you walk around rocks, anemone, plant life and tropical fish. It was awesome. They’ve homed a few Penguins which is worth seeing, and a few turtles. Even got ourselves a souvenir Fridge Magnet:
All in all, an incredible day. The only spoil on it was the amount of Facebook Parents videoing and photographing their kids all throughout. I’m not opposed to anyone taking snaps but when it’s 10 families in every room, in front of every tank, yourself getting elbowed/pushed out of the way and everyone just recording instead of enjoying the experience, it takes the mystery out of actually visiting, as they have a whole lot to offer. It’s not fair on folks who want to see the exhibits. Just sayin’.
On Saturday, the S.O. and I decided on a last minute venture to Whitby for his Birthday ❤ As such, I didn’t take any Photo’s as we just enjoyed our day together. I did get this awesome Fridge Magnet to mark the occassion too!
We headed to Trillo’s of Whitby for a large cone apiece. S.O. had a Vanilla and I opted for one of their popular Black Cherry and Ameretto cones. It was absolutely divine, bits of Cherry mixed in with the ice cream and the smell is amazing!
Trillo’s have been making Ice Cream in Whitby for over 100 years and they don’t get enough love for it. It’s £2.50 for a Large Cone (Double scoop with none of the Mr Whippy nonsense, proper creamy ‘old fashioned’ delciousness) and it’s worth every penny.
We popped into Honeyz and marvelled at their vast variety of soaps and bath bombs on offer, including a whole Minion made of soap! I chose a slice of Cookies & Cream soap and after coming home from an evening shift, the whole Flat smelled of it after just one use. Excellent stuff! They do an adorable soap with a plastic fish enclosed, I’ll be sure to pick one up on our next visit ❤
After checking out a few restaurants and their £15 Dinner options, we opted for Fish Box located right next to the Co-Op, and chose a Box Meal each. This is another company that doesn’t get enough love for what it does. We were super impressed with both the portion sizes and the Staff. Well done guys!
At £8.30 (Cod) / £8.50 (Haddock), you’re welcome to either take it home or sit in the restuarant. The Box Meal (Plastic Cutlery supplied) comes with a generous portion of both the Fish, Chips (Salt and Vinegar at the Counter but would recommend you bring your own Ketchup or Mayo if you’re a fiend for them like I am!), a side order of choice (Pea’s/Beans/Curry/Gravy) and a drink of choice.
In all, a fabulous day, and we got a lovely sunset view on the drive home! We can’t wait to go back 😀