Category Archives: Wellbeing

Take positive steps to boost your wellbeing with a stay in Newton Grange Holiday Cottages.

Puddle Jumping – One of life’s simple pleasures

When did you last discover the joy of puddle jumping?

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Yesvember this November

I can hardly believe that it is the last day of November already. With each month that goes by, I wonder, how did that happen? Thanks to my daughter’s Primary School we became aware of Yesvember this year and it’s a great thing. Have you heard of it? Saying YES to things that make us […]

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Capturing our wishes for the future in Lockdown

In the midst of home schooling in “Lockdown 1”, the girls and I spent some time thinking about what we’d love to do when Lockdown was through. We wrote down these ideas on little sheets of paper and posted them in to our Wish Boxes, which we made from the Junk Modelling pile. We have […]

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Plant a tree and give the gift of renewal

Have you ever planted a tree? Trees renew and rejuvenate our landscape, adding to its biodiversity. Why not give the gift of tree planting and support the work of the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust?

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Books and films inspired by the Yorkshire Dales

What are your favourite books and films inspired by the landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales? There are three books on my shelf that sprang to mind.

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Find your home-from-home with Farm Stay

When you travel, do you look for something very different to home or something very similar? At the end of the school holidays we found ourselves back in a favourite place we first went to several years ago. Returning this year, we felt so at home in the gloriously green, rolling landscapes on a working […]

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There’s a buzz about Bank Newton

I wrote a poem today that I’d love to share with you.   There’s a buzz about Bank Newton I can feel it in the air Celebrities descending Our fields they wanted to share  

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Fountains Abbey – My happy place

Fountains Abbey – if you haven’t been before, go! Located near Ripon and cared for by the National Trust, it is an awe-inspiring place and somewhere that I simply love to go. I never tire of visits there, and so much so, I returned from a visit this weekend thinking that it is certainly up […]

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Teddy Bears Picnic Day

Fancy that! Today is a day of the year especially dedicated to Teddy Bear Picnics. My daughter would love that.

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Musings on the longest day of the year

Today, the 21st June, is Midsummer’s Day when we recognise the Summer Solstice and the longest day of daylight in the northern hemisphere. For me, Midsummer’s Day has often been a day that has been long awaited in the middle of winter when I crave daylight – and sunshine – more than ever. Now today […]

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