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    My Forty Third Birthday

    After a Christmas where my Dad was ill, it was the first time I got to see my family over the festive period.  I felt overwhelmed by all the attention and goodies but the…


    Harlow Carr Gardens

    Today was bitterly cold but we had the wonders of nature and hot chocolate to warm us up.  The kids enjoyed the walk around the gardens taking in all the natural and created delights. …


    Edingley & Southwell

    I booked this little retreat as a surprise for Phil and it was so much more homely and idyllic than I imagined.  The Garden Room is set in the grounds of the owner’s house…


    York Balloon Fiesta

    The York Balloon Fiesta was a wonderful spectacle.  I’d seen pictures of Balloon Fiesta’s on Instagram and thought they looked rather vibrant.  So many colourful balloons taking off in quick succession.  My son and…


    Kirby Lonsdale

    Our first port of call in Kirby Lonsdale was for, yes you guessed it, a cup of coffee.  There’s a great choice of cute cafes and stylish boutiques to peruse at your leisure.  The…


    Ribblehead Viaduct

    My Dad loves trains so I have fond childhood memories of Ribblehead Viaduct.  It’s exciting seeing it from both on and off the train and it’s extra thrilling when steam trains make their way…