Review: Leesa mattress

Leesa mattress review

Being a new parent, sleep is at a premium. It's something I spend a lot of time thinking about, hoping for and looking forward to. My husband and I are asked how much we're getting, we talk to each other about whether we're having enough, and we want to know whether other couples with babies of the ...

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 ...

Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival family day August 2014

As I was in London on the August bank holiday weekend, I decided to go to Notting Hill Carnival. My friend and I were going to a party out of town on the Monday, when heavy rain was forecast anyway, so we decided we'd go to carnival on the Sunday, billed as 'family day'. I'm glad I went, but ...

Ox Pasture Hall hotel

Review: Ox Pasture Hall hotel and wedding venue, near Scarborough, North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire

After a week’s camping, culminating in a hard night’s partying, we were ready for four walls and a roof, a bath and a proper bed. It wasn’t time for home yet, but lucky for us we had been invited to stay at Ox Pasture Hall, a country hotel set in the North York Moors National Park, ...

These boots are made for walking

Review: Hi-Tec V-Lite SpHike mid walking boots | www.angelinthenorth.com

I've been feeling a little cooped up of late. Not that I haven't been out and doing things. I have, and that's part of the problem, because it hasn't really given me the time to get out out into some big sky country. One of the reasons living in Yorkshire is so special is that we ...

Feversham Arms, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Feversham Arms, Helmsley, North Yorkshire | www.angelinthenorth.com

Walking into the Feversham Arms in Helmsley, North Yorkshire, you instantly know you're not in any old hotel. Its website describes a luxury hideaway, rather than a country house or boutique hotel. The entrance is wide and light with a beautiful stone floor and winding staircase. Through a couple of sets of double doors you see ...

Review: Galtres Festival, North Yorkshire

Galtres Festival, Helmsley, North Yorkshire | www.angelinthenorth.com

As Alex told you a couple of weeks ago, we snuck in a festival before the end of summer. This year Galtres Parklands Festival moved to Duncombe Park in Helmsley, North Yorkshire. The setting could hardly have been more grand, but the sky couldn't have been more ominous. Like Leeds festival just a few miles down the A1(M) ...

Theatre review: Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing is one of those era-defining, classic movies ~ complete with music, romance and, of course, dancing. The first ever national tour of the stage interpretation is under way and it is now showing at Leeds Grand Theatre until 23 June 2012. I am seriously kicking myself that I didn't get in early for some tickets ...

Theatre review: The Lady Boys of Bangkok

Having heard much about the Lady Boys of Bangkok, I persuaded a group of friends to join me for their one-night performance at Theatre Royal Wakefield to figure out the appeal of these Thai queens. The show has established itself as a big seller, and has proved its success for a number of years at the ...

Review: Derren Brown at Leeds Grand Theatre

Somehow I managed to miss the news that Derren Brown was coming to Yorkshire until it was too late. To be honest, I'm pretty fascinated by the man, his brain, his showmanship. So I was really pleased when a lucky ticket holder - Katie Phipps (you may remember her from her days as a Rock My Wedding ...