uk roadtrip part 1: leeds

UK roadtrip, part 01!

Liam and I picked up our hire car in Manchester and drove straight to Leeds. Raphael cooked us a fabulous dinner, of course ...

... and thenhe made equally fabulous vegan pancakes the morning after.

I went with passionfruit curd and blueberries for mine, very pleased with that choice.

After breakfast we went into Leeds for a stroll (and a taxi boat ride!). It was such a delight to be in Rafi's company again, he truly is the babest of babes. Some of the things we saw:

We had lunch at Kirkgate Market.


And then we did an escape room! Loved it. It was a Willy Wonka themed mystery, and so so fun. It's great to see how differently we take on the different puzzles, and the whole experience of it - Liam running ahead and touching and fiddling with things, Rafi just behind him putting all the clues together, and me at the back very slowly, intently looking at everything, things the others might have missed. We make a very good team ... whatever our signs in this photo might suggest. :)

After we went to a cosy board game café, Chance & Counters (how great is that name for a board game café?) for an afternoon fika.

There were so many board games! I wish we could have stayed longer.

I had an Aero Chocolate milkshake, might not have been the smartest choice just before dinner, but I have no regrets.

Speaking of dinner, time to meet up with our friends Vincent & Hannah, and Rafi's lovely girlfriend Hannah, at House of Fu. Here are some beautiful faces belonging to awesome people:

Oh and my beautiful ramen, of course. Gosh I love ramen.

I love how it's possible to have friends that you don't really get to see very often (like once a year, in this case), but with whom it's still always a treat to spend time.

After dinner we strolled together through Leeds and as soon as we came back to Rafi's, fell asleep almost immediately. It was a full and rich day, and the perfect way to start off this vacation!

the 1975 | Looking For Somebody (to Love)

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