We are back from a short but refreshing break in Whitby, Yorkshire, which has got to be the land of sky and sea – it is just immense.

I didn’t know in advance (although you had tried to warn me!) that it was as cold up North as it was, but the upside was the beautiful colour of the sky. I love this photo, it reminds me of the perfect gradient you get on a Pantone colour swatch.

I love this coastal colour palette of indigo blue, grey and fawn.

We stayed in Whitby which is super hilly (but good for walking off the homemade fudge) and famous for its association with Bram Stoker who wrote Dracula. Yes we did do all the must do’s – Magpie fish and chips (sorry, got to say that they aren’t the best I’ve ever had) and the Dracula experience (where an actor jumps out and scares you for real at some point) we walked six miles to Robin Hood’s Bay which was spectacular. But the biggest hit of the holiday was this place…

Humble Pie is a sweet little shop dishing up bangers and pies in enamel dishes. The interior is the biggest charm as it has an old wood burning range going, wartime hits playing and lots of vintage cookery styling around the place. And at a fiver a head, you’ve got to go if you’re up that way.

 

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