Autumn walk at Swinsty Reservoir, North Yorkshire

Swinsty Reservoir, North Yorkshire | Angel In The North

While summer will never stop being my favourite season, you can't beat the colour show that nature puts on in autumn. It was a pretty spectacular sight on a recent walk around Swinsty Reservoir in North Yorkshire. Even on a slightly grey November day you could see every shade of brown, yellow, orange, gold and green. Swinsty ...

Anthropologie at Victoria Gate, Leeds

New Anthropologie store, Victoria Gate shopping centre, Leeds | Angel In The North

Much of the buzz around the opening of the new shopping centre in Leeds, Victoria Gate, has been about the city finally getting a John Lewis. But personally I was just as excited to see the centre's other stores open, like Cos, & Other Stories and Anthropologie. On the day Victoria Gate opened last month, I was ...

Three days in Leeds

3 days in Leeds - Trinity Kitchen (2)

When rail ticket retailer The Trainline asked me to write a blog about what to do in Leeds, it was harder to decide what to leave out than what to put in. So much new, good stuff has arrived in the city in the last few years, and though I included genuine favourites of mine I ...

Review: Lifft baby sling

Review of the Lifft baby sling | Angel In The North

Since Sam was a newborn, I've taken to wearing him in a sling. Babywearing suits me because I'm quite active and don't like being restricted about where I go, and it has seemed to suit Sam who usually spends most of his time in his sling asleep. I've had a jersey wrap sling which has served ...

What I wore: festival wedding outfit

Monsoon Carmen embroidered dress worn at a North Yorkshire festival country wedding

We went to a fabulous wedding a few days ago. This family do was always going to be special - because it would be our son Sam's first wedding - but when the veil was lifted on the couple's carefully laid plans it was so personal, so fitting and so full of love that it is ...

Day at Leeds Waterfront Festival

Yarnbomb barge at Leeds Waterfront Festival 2016

Sometimes there are days (though they're not that common) when I think, yes, I have this parenting thing nailed. We had one such day recently, when we decided to have a day out in Leeds for the Waterfront Festival. It was much like life on summer weekends pre-baby: we got a little dressed up, we took the ...

Women in Business: Maud’s House

Maud's House lifestyle shop, Skipton, North Yorkshire

More than once, Skipton has been named the best place to live in Britain. And the North Yorkshire market town just got better with the opening of a new lifestyle shop which I dare say will make folk even prouder of where they live and content with their lot in life. Maud's House has been opened ...

Crafty Fox Market, Leeds

Crafty Fox craft market Black Swan Leeds

Since having a baby I haven't been able to get to all the events I used to, to share them with you on the blog. But, when the Crafty Fox Market came to Leeds this month, I put the baby in the sling and made a special effort to visit. Crafty Fox say they "shake up ...

Things to do in and around Pateley Bridge

Pateley Bridge, Nidderdale, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire Dales

After blogging about the cottage we stayed in on our first family 'holiday' - a few days in Pateley Bridge - I wanted to let you know about some of the things you can do in and around this pretty North Yorkshire market town. Here's what we got up to. Walking As I mentioned in ...

Our first family break in Pateley Bridge

The Gamekeeper holiday cottage, Pateley Bridge, Nidderdale, North Yorkshire, Yorkshire Dales. Rent from Gorgeous Cottages

Recently we went on our first family 'holiday'. It was just a few days away in Yorkshire, but still a noteworthy event. We stayed in Pateley Bridge near Harrogate in North Yorkshire, which is in Nidderdale, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Staying at The Gamekeeper cottage, we were not likely to forget that. Found a mile-and-a-half ...