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Made in Japan for Yorkshire

July 23, 2020 1 Comment

Bringing some Japanese style to Yorkshire via Australia has paid off for Rosie Battye and her partner Philip Enever. The couple fell in love with the simplicity, beauty and functionality of tableware by Australian brand Made in Japan, which sources its products from the land of the rising sun. They are now the UK stockists[Read More]

This is when Bettys is reopening in Yorkshire

June 12, 2020 No comments

Bettys has announced today that it will reopen its shops so that soon we can all step out to buy its delicious Fat Rascals, macaroons, fondant fancies and more. The opening dates are as follows: 22nd June: Harrogate and Northallerton 29th June: Ilkley, Harlow Carr and York St Helen’s Square 6th July: York Stonegate Open[Read More]

King’s Road Harrogate and the need to shop local

February 13, 2020 No comments

This is the notice I found today stuck on the outside of the now sadly dark and empty window of Ramus Seafood Emporium, the shop on King’s Road Harrogate which closed so suddenly earlier this month. Its message is well worth us all considering. “SHOP LOCAL” it urges, then sets out in an eloquent and[Read More]

Tuning in to Mojo’s music cafe

January 9, 2020 1 Comment

Work takes me all over Yorkshire and my latest trip was to Scarborough. It was a long and lovely drive as I always take the scenic route where possible. This time it was up over Sutton Bank and through Helmsley and Pickering before dropping into the much-loved seaside town. In desperate need of  fresh air[Read More]

Why I’m so glad I went Off Piste at Alexander’s in Skipton

November 28, 2019 No comments

It is very rare that a restaurant exceeds my expectations but Alexander’s in Skipton managed that feat last weekend. Everything from the food, the atmosphere, the decor and the service were top notch. My long-suffering partner, who has listened to my restaurant moans and groans over the years, was delighted that I gave it 10/10[Read More]