TRAVEL DIARY: HOW WE SPENT OUR TIME IN HULL…

Campanile HotelThis marks the first holiday of this year for us. During the half term holiday last month, I took my son to Hull or Kingston upon Hull. This is a port city that lies upon the river Hull in east Yorkshire, England. We went mainly to visit an aquarium called, The Deep, but used that as a catalyst to explore the city. Prior to that, I had heard great things about the aquarium so I thought it will be a cool place to take Dillon. We’ve visited an aquarium before in another city called Birmingham, but the rave about this particular aquarium struck our curiosity. Did it leave up to the hype? Nope! We were pretty disappointed and it didn’t help that we were in a queue for almost an hour. It was so dang cold too. The only thing we loved about this aquarium is the beautiful architectural building (below).

As you can see above, we stayed in Campanile Hotel. I found it through booking.com which was very affordable and glad it was in the city centre too. Its a low budget hotel which is perfect for few days staycation. The room was small, but very clean. The only negative thing is that, there was only one socket to use in the room. Dillon and I had to take turns in charging our devices. Lol! The Deep

We also visited Maritime Museum which is a museum that explores the seafaring heritage of Hull and its environs. One thing I love about Britain are the old buildings. Something about em that is so mesmerizing. It was an enjoyable time in there, but unfortunately photos taken in the museum can’t be posted on social media. I don’t want to get into trouble so all I can post is the building and me climbing the stairs. You never know who and who visits your blog. Ha!!
Maritime Museum Hull

One thing to see when you visit Hull is the, knife angel. This is a huge 27ft sculpture made of 100,000 knives in the form of an angel. It is part of the ‘save a life’ project which fights against knife crimes/violence. There are messages from families of victims which is quite heart breaking. This is definitely a great awareness that needs to be addressed everyday. In the last few weeks three parents have lost their children to knife crime and as a parent myself, I can imagine what these parents are going through. No one deserves to go through such an ordeal. knife angel

For the two days that we spent there, we dined in Nandos, Greggs, an Italian restaurant called, Prezzo and Wings International Cuisine. We enjoyed all these places, but especially Wings, because its a buffet style. We were spoilt for choices. Good food! Ha!! 

Have you visited Hull before? Thanks much for your visits and meaningful comments.

As always, I would love to connect with everyone on INSTAGRAM and TWITTER.

 

Much Love!

Missy May

61 Comments

  1. Melody Jacobs
    March 13, 2019 / 11:56 pm

    The food during travel is my best part and the fact that the hotel is affordable is really good
    https://www.melodyjacob.com/

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 14, 2019 / 6:53 pm

      You and I both, Mel. Ha!! Thank you 🙂

  2. March 14, 2019 / 12:37 am

    I have not been to Europe yet, but I will definitely visit when I get a chance to go. I am glad you were able to get away. I love your hair.

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 14, 2019 / 6:54 pm

      Good to hear that sis. I hope and pray you do so we can meet. Or I can come over too. Thanks much!

  3. polarbearstyle
    March 14, 2019 / 2:59 am

    It sounds like you did a lot of fun things. It’s wonderful that you enjoyed all of them except the Aquarium.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 14, 2019 / 6:54 pm

      We sure did nonetheless! Thank you Kathrin.

  4. March 14, 2019 / 5:04 am

    Looks like Great Fun and Good eating. . . Where are you going next?

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 14, 2019 / 7:03 pm

      It sure was! Rome is up next if God permits. Ha!! Thank you 🙂

  5. March 14, 2019 / 8:16 am

    It’s a shame you didn’t like the aquarium but everything else sounds great! 🙂 How interesting you can’t share photos on social media of the museum, that is a strange rule!

    Hope your week is going well 🙂

    Away From The Blue

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 14, 2019 / 6:56 pm

      Yeah such a shame. 🙂
      I know right? I thought it was crazy. Lol!!
      The week has been stressful, but thank God for strength to pull through. Yours?
      Thank you Mica. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 14, 2019 / 7:02 pm

      I sure did Gemma. Thank you!

  6. March 14, 2019 / 12:03 pm

    Hull looks way nicer than I expected and I don’t know why I expected it to not be nice hahe. What a pizza!! Also the hotel sounds great but that must have been tricky with one plug!

    Jenny | localleo.co.uk

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 14, 2019 / 7:02 pm

      Its not bad at all. Hahaha… The pizza was hard to hard through, but nothing my strong hands can’t do. Lol on the plug.
      Thank you Jenny!

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 14, 2019 / 6:59 pm

      Thanks much Kathrine! Good to hear that.

  7. March 14, 2019 / 12:38 pm

    LOVE IT! Looks like you had an awesome trip!

    xoxo Babita

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 14, 2019 / 7:00 pm

      It sure was, Babita. Thank you!

  8. jenniferpickering22gmailcom
    March 14, 2019 / 12:53 pm

    Sucks about the aquarium. I would’ve gone just for the architecture.

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 14, 2019 / 7:00 pm

      For sho!! Ha, I know right! Thanks 🙂

  9. Jodie
    March 14, 2019 / 10:01 pm

    It’s a bummer when what you are going to see is a disappointment. But you still had such a great time, it looks like!!
    Of course, when you post the pizza…that’s always a good time..LOL!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 15, 2019 / 10:47 pm

      Overall it was a great time nonetheless for sure, Jodie.
      Lol on the pizza. For sho!!
      Thanks much 🙂

  10. alimackin2013
    March 14, 2019 / 10:59 pm

    Oh this trip looked wonderful is it like Port Wenn? Hahaha just kidding. This really looks like a great way to spend a long weekend. I know what you mean about the old buildings. When I go to Paris especially by the Opera house it is like being in Harry Potter movie lol.

    And that knife statue is something. A sad reason for its being but meaningful

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 15, 2019 / 10:54 pm

      Hahaha…
      Good to hear that you can relate with the old building. Now I gotta visit Paris. Ha!
      It sure is indeed!
      Thanks much Allie. 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 15, 2019 / 10:41 pm

      It sure is and I did indeed. Thank you Corina. 🙂

  11. March 15, 2019 / 10:39 am

    I never been to Hull before but I can tell you that one day I will go there and visit places that you’ve been, especially to see that knife angel, wow, such a masterpiece though <3

    xoxo,
    |CHELSHEAFLO|

    http://www.chelsheaflo.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 15, 2019 / 10:42 pm

      Aw, good to hear that Chelshea. Thank you 🙂

  12. March 15, 2019 / 10:48 am

    Thank you so much for sharing and to keep your point in post.

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 15, 2019 / 10:38 pm

      Most definitely and thank you.
      Likewise! 🙂

  13. March 15, 2019 / 1:58 pm

    Dear Missy May,
    No, I never was in Hull 🙂 But I see you had a great time there! But only one socket in the hotel room can be really a challenge 🙂
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  14. March 15, 2019 / 2:20 pm

    So sorry to hear the aquarium did not live up to its hype! But overall, you guys did a lot of exploration and checked out some awesome places!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 15, 2019 / 10:45 pm

      It sure didn’t Rach, but yeah, we sure explored a lot. Thank you!

  15. March 15, 2019 / 2:39 pm

    That looks like a great mini trip! Sorry the aquarium was a bust, but it looks like the rest of the trip hopefully made up for it. And omg at the knife angel! Amazing.
    AMY | LITTLE LUXE LOOKBOOK

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 15, 2019 / 10:46 pm

      Overall we enjoyed it and that’s all that matters indeed. Thanks much Amy. 🙂

  16. sundaydahlias
    March 15, 2019 / 4:48 pm

    I’ve never been but it looks like you had a great time! The pizza looks so good! Food is a super important part of travel for me

    http://www.sundaydahlias.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 15, 2019 / 10:37 pm

      It sure was a great time and me too. Thank you!

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 15, 2019 / 10:49 pm

      Hahaha…I understand Francesca.
      It is for sure. Thank you!

  17. March 15, 2019 / 6:07 pm

    Sounds you really had fun there! And not missed to enjoy the local food: that’s the perfect getaway!
    I’t a pity for the aquarium, but it’s not unusual that some setback happens during a trip, so don’t think of it too much! 🙂
    You took great pics, I love your hairstyle!!!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 15, 2019 / 10:52 pm

      I couldn’t agree more, Silvia. 🙂
      Overall it was a great trip so I’m not bothered at all.
      Thanks so much! 🙂

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 15, 2019 / 10:35 pm

      It sure is indeed, Lucia dear. I know right?
      Thank you for the contribution and happy weekend. 🙂

  18. March 15, 2019 / 11:36 pm

    You are a wonderful mom spending time with your son like you do, my beautiful Mavis. Dillon will look back on these adventures fondly. I’ve never been to Hull, but it seems like a lovely town to get lost in. I too like The Deep building. The architecture is amazing. And that knife angel is so sad, but hopeful if that makes any sense. Have a wonderful weekend, my dear!

    http://lizzyslatest.com/

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 17, 2019 / 7:34 pm

      Aw, thanks much my beautiful Lizzy. I try my best. He sure will. It sure is indeed!
      Good to hear about the building and couldn’t agree more with the knife angel. Hope so too.
      Appreciated dear friend. 🙂

  19. karasclosetblog
    March 16, 2019 / 7:45 pm

    You saw some beautiful buildings on your trip! That stinks that the aquarium didn’t live up to the hype. But it sounds like you and your son made the best of your trip. The knife angel sculpture is a beautiful piece for something so sad. Thank you for sharing a look at your trip!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 17, 2019 / 7:28 pm

      We sure did indeed Kara. I know right with the knife angel.
      Thanks muchas!

  20. Jade Goddard
    March 16, 2019 / 8:34 pm

    Looks like a nice place! Amazing blog post

    jadieegosh

  21. Gabrielle
    March 16, 2019 / 8:52 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing your time in Hull! The architecture there looks utterly beautiful; something I hadn’t expected and wasn’t aware of before now! Hope you’re having a lovely weekend so far 🙂

    aglassofice.com x

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 17, 2019 / 7:38 pm

      My pleasure Gabrielle!! Well good to hear that I could bring that to your attention.
      The weekend has been okay and hope yours has been too. Thank you 🙂

  22. March 17, 2019 / 8:17 am

    Love that knife angel. Really beautiful!
    Glad you got to enjoy a nice little trip! These kind of trips seem the best and you never want them to end.

    http://www.fashionradi.com

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 17, 2019 / 7:29 pm

      It sure is Radi!
      Couldn’t agree more.
      Thanks muchas!

  23. March 17, 2019 / 9:39 pm

    It’s always such a bummer when things we look forward to seeing don’t meet our expectations. I’m glad you still had a decent time and these photos came out beautiful!

    cabin twenty-four

    • Missy May
      Author
      March 17, 2019 / 10:58 pm

      I know right? Oh yes, we made the best of it. Thanks much Eena. 🙂

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