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Raithwaite Hall afternoon tea

Afternoon tea Raithwaite Hall near Whitby North Yorkshire

For the last stop on our mini-tour of England, we headed up the Yorkshire coast from Scarborough to just past Whitby. I'd been invited to sample afternoon tea at Raithwaite Hall. They've just hired Heidi Stevens, a former pastry chef on Sir Richard Branson's private resort Necker Island, where she created the afternoon tea menu for ...

Grassington Festival

Grassington Festival fashion: New Look paisley print kimono

After a couple of days in London, we jumped back in the car and headed back up north for our annual festival weekend. Although on the same weekend as the world’s most famous festival at Worthy Farm, we were going to Grassington, not Glastonbury. Still, there were fields and live music, and with my wristband on I ...

Cabins and Covet, Ilkley

Covet, Ilkley

So, over the last few weeks I've had quite a lot of days and breaks away during various trips around Britain. I'm very behind with telling you about these places, so I'm afraid over the next few days you might feel like you're being taken on a whirlwind tour of the country. Today we're going back in time to ...

A boy, a girl and a bike

A boy, a girl and a bike 1940s photo shoot in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

Bike fever has well and truly taken over in Yorkshire, with the Tour de France being here this week. So I thought it fitting to share this lovely 1940s-style fashion shoot, visualised by West Yorkshire designers and photographed by Shelly of Toast of Leeds around Hebden Bridge, where the Tour will pass through on Sunday. The shoot was ...

Tour de France in Yorkshire

Buttertubs Pass, Yorkshire, Tour de France route 2014

It's 18 months since I stood in the snow outside Leeds town hall, watching a spectacular firework display celebrating the news that Yorkshire would host the Grand Départ of the Tour de France. Now it's upon us, and bikes are everywhere. On Saturday, the peloton will ride from Leeds to Harrogate taking in the Yorkshire Dales, before York ...

Cloughton Station, Yorkshire

B&B and self-catering accommodation converted from a station house, train carriage and goods shed. Cloughton Station, near Scarborough, North Yorkshire

A couple of weeks ago my uncle took us all away to North Yorkshire to celebrate his 70th birthday. It's typical of his generosity and love of his family and a good gathering that he'd do that. It's just a shame the man himself was quite unwell over the weekend, because his charades demonstrations are legendary. Gestures ...

Scampston Does Vintage

Scampston Does Vintage at Scampston Hall North Yorkshire

Now this sounds like a pretty perfect summer weekend to me: vintage stalls, live music, classic cars, picnics, cocktails and afternoon tea. What if I said all this is happening in one place, at one of the finest regency stately homes in Yorkshire, and then that you can go for free. Would you love me? Scampston Does Vintage organised ...

Galvin Brothers furniture

Galvin Brothers shop in Beverley, Yorkshire

Just 18 months ago, two brothers started making contemporary, handmade furniture in their home town, Beverley, East Yorkshire. In just a few months the Galvin Brothers had had to treble the size of their workshop. Within a year, they were one of just six nominations in the Best British Designer category of the Elle Decoration Best British Design ...

Friends of Ham and Shears Yard

Friends of Ham, Leeds

Recently, we've got into a bit of a rut going out in Leeds. It's not something my friends and I do all the time, being in our 30s and having responsibilities like bills and babies. But it just so happened that I had plans to go out in the city for two Saturdays on the trot. On ...

What to do in Ilkley?

Toast House cafe, Ilkley, Yorkshire | www.angelinthenorth.com

Some of my girls and I have recently booked to spend another weekend holed up in a cabin in the Yorkshire countryside this summer. You might have read that we did the same thing last year, and it was idyllic. I mean, it rained the whole time, but that kind of made it more fun... Nothing could ...

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