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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]

Gorgeous Yorkshire opens at 53 Bo’ Grove

November 8, 2019 No comments

Yes, it’s official! We have opened our very own little shop-within-a-shop at fabulous new Harrogate shopping destination 53 Bo’ Grove. Although Sharon and I have been talking about having a Gorgeous Yorkshire shop for years (ever since we started taking stalls at Yorkshire vintages fairs), it all came about rather suddenly. We read that 53[Read More]

53 Bo’ Grove brings eco-style (and so much more) to Harrogate

October 11, 2019 5 Comments

There’s a new buzz in Harrogate, fresh and free of spirit. It’s shaking up some of the town’s residual fustiness, bringing energy, life, hope. I’m talking about a new shopping destination. At its simplest, 53 Bo’ Grove is a large store showcasing a collection of independent vintage traders and designer-makers. But it is so much[Read More]