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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Weekend at Oulton Hall

Review: spa weekend at Oulton Hall hotel, Leeds, West Yorkshire

My husband has never had any type of spa experience. He was even very uncomfortable having a massage from a physiotherapist after a back injury. When, in the past, I've said I thought he'd enjoy a spa day if he tried it his look told me I had a lot of persuading to do. But when I received an invitation to spend ...

Our 2016 travel plans

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

The days are getting longer and lighter, and I'm starting to remember what it's like to feel the sun on my back. Instinctively, my brain turns its attention to travel plans for 2016. I think - as I do most years - of road trips and campsites and the sea, of long, carefree days and watching the sunset. Then a little someone ...

10 reasons to visit Fodder, Harrogate

Fodder farm shop and cafe, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Have you heard of Fodder? I was recently introduced to this Yorkshire farm shop and café, and it went straight on my 'visit soon' list. Having read what they're all about and had a browse of their website I vowed to pay a visit the next time I'm in the area. Fodder can be found at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate, North ...

Review: Keelham Farm Shop taste box

Keelham Farm Shop, Yorkshire

On Sunday morning I ate chocolate and marshmallows. And I did it for you, readers. I was reviewing a taste box from Keelham Farm Shop, one of the many farm shops that have flourished over the last few years, especially in Yorkshire. For many of us, it's becoming more and more important to know where our food comes from. We want a different shopping ...