Tag Archives: Yorkshire

Yorkshire Meatball Company

The Yorkshire Meatball Company, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

As well as learning a new skill at the wreath-making workshop, it was lovely - as always - to meet and get to know better some other Yorkshire bloggers. Emma and Amy I'd met just a few days earlier at Roast + Conch, Lil I hadn't met before but I read her blog and have followed ...

Making a Christmas wreath

Christmas festive wreath-making workshop with Katie Laura Flowers Harrogate

A couple of weeks ago, Emma invited me with some other bloggers to a festive wreath-making workshop in Harrogate led by Katie. It was a sunny Sunday morning, and I drove north listening to some radio cheese (Sunday love songs on Radio 2 if you must know). I stepped into Katie's loft-like studio and was hit by the scent of fresh greenery. A cup ...

Blogger walk around Bingley

Walk around Bingley West Yorkshire

I'll be honest, I have a tendency to regard Bradford and its surrounds as a rather inconvenient obstacle to my getting from my side of West Yorkshire to the Yorkshire Dales. So Bingley is not the first location that springs to mind when I think of going walking. But this town just outside Bradford, famous for its five ...

Handmade Huddersfield home

Felt Mountain Studios handmade home in Marsden Huddersfield Yorkshire

How many of us have been in this situation: you're home from travelling, you're working low paid jobs, you're back living with mum and dad and you can't afford to rent your own place let alone buy. Well I'm about to tell you about one Yorkshire woman's ingenious solution. Stephanie Bertenshaw took three garages next to her parents' ...

Le Chalet tearoom, Leeds

Le Chalet French tearoom and bakery Park Row Leeds

When I go out in Leeds eating and drinking, I tend to spend a lot of time in the area around Greek Street, sort of the city's financial quarter. But an invitation came through the other day for a blogger buffet at a place around there I'd never noticed before. Apparently, Le Chalet (31-32 Park Row) ...

Tweet 4 a Table & Roxy Lanes

The Cooperative Food Tweet 4 a Table Leeds

Now this was something a little different. The Cooperative Food brought its pop-up restaurant to Leeds and over two days offered Twitter users the chance to win a free meal for them and three friends - just by tweeting! I was invited along to try it out, so found myself and two of my best eating ...

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 ...

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