It has been a tumultuous (not sure why I have used that word, I must be reading too many gossip magazines at the moment!) week for me. I sure had my fair share of ups and downs. But that is life, isn't it? With out getting too philosophical, I think I needed to share a light hearted post today and I took a look through my images from my recent trip overseas. A particular Sunday morning in Harrogate is well represented through my pictures, we were lucky enough to spare a good hour to visit Betty's in Harrogate!
Betty's is quite famous in Yorkshire, known for it's baked and patisserie products as well as for the dining experience. Although it was wet and freezing cold this particular day, Betty's was very busy and we were lucky to score a table.
Beautifully displayed macarons in the window, perfect enough to rival the French equivalent patisserie Ladurée.
For more traditional English fair they have scones and similar, all displayed in wooden English dairy bowls. We bought a couple for the road, after all we were sure to work it off at some stage on the trip!
Betty's also bake loaves of bread, again displayed in dairy bowls on cute little milking stools.
Inside on the marble counter they have delicate treats for the sweet tooth. Not really my cup of tea, I much prefer macarons.
What I love most about Betty's is their use of antiques in their display, such as old garden tools above these shelves. I bought a similar child's wheelbarrow at a fair a few days later!
If you are planning a trip to Yorkshire, take note: Betty's Harrogate is a must visit! Take your time, and whatever you do, do not say no to their offer of the cakes trolley...