Monthly Archives: June 2015

Visitors are coming to Yorkshire in droves!

I can hardly believe it’s almost a year since the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in Yorkshire last July.  For two days over a weekend in July 2014, crowds of people turned out to watch the Grand Depart, cheering at the side of the road as the tour caravans and cyclists passed by.  It […]

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Lazy summers reading outdoors

Do you ever feel the need to sit and do nothing? Or almost nothing. Learning to switch off and slow down can be quite a skill to master in today’s world of 24-7 round-the-clock connectivity.  I find that removing distractions helps and taking myself away from the household chores.  In the summertime I dream of […]

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3 days in Yorkshire without a car

Planning a three day break in Yorkshire without your car may seem like a headache – and not a holiday at all.  But I usually find that many things in life can be achieved with a good dose of common sense, a sense of adventure and a little planning. So first of all, what are […]

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Outdoor activities for under fives

I love being outside and feeling the sun on my face, listening to the birds, walking on the grass, breathing in.  And it’s a joy to share the outdoors with little one’s too. We had a lovely time following the Malham Safari Trail through this pretty Dales village.  For five days at the beginning of […]

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You can’t beat a ginger biscuit!

My favourite ingredient to be used in baking at the moment is ginger.  Stem ginger.  It lives in a jar (full of syrup to preserve the ginger) and can be sliced and diced to provide the most delicious flavour to cakes and biscuits.  Ginger is such a versatile ingredient – fresh root ginger can be an […]

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