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Summer is…

Ceredigion coastal path

I'm in the middle of two weeks off from work - and I hear I may have dropped on a mini heatwave. My phone weather forecast is predicting the temperature here will hit a slightly scary 30°C during next week! We've already had a couple of days away camping in Wales, when we walked, watched dolphins from the harbour ...

Elderflower foraging and meal at Crafthouse Leeds

Elderflower foraging event and meal at Crafthouse Leeds

In all my visits to the bars and eateries of Trinity Leeds, I hadn't until recently made it to Crafthouse. I'm pleased that my first visit was such a great one, at the fine dining restaurant's first elderflower foraging event. At Crafthouse and its upstairs sister Angelica, elderflower and gooseberry form a large part of the menu in the summer. ...

Life lately and finding space

Anderby Creek, Lincolnshire

My blog has been neglected of late. Letting go and accepting I wouldn't update for a few weeks - that I couldn't - wasn't easy. I haven't really had a dry spell since I started blogging more than three years ago. The first five months of this year have been demanding and non-stop at work, but now ...

Bloggers lunch in Todmorden

Site Pizzeria, Todmorden, Yorkshire

I'd not managed to make the last #YorkshireBloggers meet so I was keen to make this one to catch up with the group. Plus, we were set to explore Todmorden, a place that was new to me. Todmorden is less developed and polished than its Calder Valley neighbour Hebden Bridge - but it's on the up. Like Hebden, ...

Weekend in London: Sunday

Tower of London

[This is part two of my weekend in London with Superbreak. If you missed part one, catch up here!] We'd had a full day on Saturday, and felt pretty exhausted (in that good, satisfied way) when we got into bed at around midnight. At The Cavendish, we didn't have to check out until 1pm and they served ...

Weekend in London: Saturday

Vintage London red double decker open top bus

Sometimes, I pinch myself about the great opportunities this blog brings. One such time came when Superbreak invited me to spend a weekend in London trying out some of the tours and experiences they offer. I go down to London quite regularly for work and to see my brother, and my husband lived there for seven years. We feel we 'know' ...

Valentine’s Day table

Valentine

We don't usually make very much fuss about Valentine's Day. I find it's much better to say 'I love you' all year round, not just when you're obliged, don't you? That said, a few days ago my ever-generous husband booked for us to spend a night at one of our favourite hotels. We're going in a ...

Juicing basics with Currys

Curry

A couple of weeks ago, the day after a few too many cocktails in Leeds, I went to a blog event about wellbeing, juicing and yoga. I'd spent much of the afternoon and evening before working through the impressive drinks menu at Manahatta with my old work family. As I woke the next day I couldn't ...

Planning an Italian road trip

Travel. Planning a road trip in Italy. (800x536)

Remember I said 2015 would be the year I would do more travelling and road tripping? Let me tell you about the first adventure we're planning. It's a good one. // 'Explore' pouch for travel documents is by Alphabet Bags at Let It Reign / I love summer and my Ray Ban Wayfarers / this 'Great Escapes' ...

Cabana Brasilian Barbecue, Leeds

Cabana Brasilian Barbecue, Leeds

After our evening with Jamie, we headed to one of Leeds' newest restaurants. It was opening night at Cabana Brasilian Barbecue and while I'd not been able to make the launch the night before, they'd kindly offered to shout me and a friend a meal some other time. So, perfect. As most people round here know, Leeds ...

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