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Finding karma and focus at Lush Spa

January 12, 2018 No comments

When I want to chill but still concentrate – at work, in the car or working at home – I like to listen to Lush Spa music, which you can buy in CD format from Lush stores. We are fortunate in Yorkshire to have access to an actual Lush Spa, in Leeds at the Albion[Read More]

A gorgeous year in five pictures

December 22, 2017 No comments

It’s madness in my house – Stephanie here, by the way – with presents and gift wrap piling up in the bedroom. Not a thing wrapped. Plus, I’ve got a skirt to take back to Jigsaw (impulse buy, totally unsuitable), fabric paint to buy (long story, but I reckon I can get it at Stephen[Read More]

All the fun of the Ilkley vintage fair

October 26, 2017 No comments

I’m looking forward to the wonderful Ilkley vintage fair this Saturday, October 28.  It’s one of my favourites thanks to the lovely, friendly fellow stallholders and the fantastic mix of homeware, fashion and fabulous accessories, not forgetting scrumptious tea, coffee and cake. The event, which is at Ilkley Playhouse on Weston Road from 10am to[Read More]

Magic Lantern Festival comes to Leeds

October 20, 2017 No comments

Here’s a heads up about the Magical Lantern Festival which is coming to Roundhay Park in Leeds from November 24. Now in its second year, it will be open Wednesday to Sunday each week and open every day during the Christmas holidays apart from Christmas Eve and Day. The Magic Lantern Festival, which also visits[Read More]

Sheila takes a bow at must-see exhibition in Harrogate

October 6, 2017 1 Comment

My favourite exhibition this year isn’t just a collection of exceptional art, it’s a happy ending to one of my favourite stories. Gorgeous Yorkshire followers may remember that I have written about Sheila Bownas before.  She was a gifted artist who ended her days in her native Yorkshire Dales. Quiet and reclusive and a victim[Read More]