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Lily’s Lighting Collection – such a bright idea

June 16, 2017 No comments

On a recent trip to Barnsley, I came across Lily’s Lighting Collection, an amazing and wonderfully comprehensive shop and showroom of lights, lamps, switches, bulbs and everything associated with bringing light to the home. It’s at The Courtyard in the centre of Barnsley, and it’s impressively bling on the outside, with a large black and[Read More]

Cooking Fantastic – Everything a kitchen needs

June 9, 2017 No comments

I was driving around out of Harrogate towards Killinghall the other day and decided to take a left down a little lane that has been intriguing me. It has a sign saying “Cook Shop this way”. I drove down a little while and soon found myself in a farm yard, off which were more signs[Read More]

Bee part of healing for Manchester bomb survivors

June 6, 2017 No comments

Feeling wretched and helpless after hearing about the Manchester bombing prompted Hebden Bridge gallery owner Alison Bartram to come up with a wonderful way of helping survivors of the atrocity. She asked artist Pippa Dyrlaga if she would make a paper-cut of a worker bee, a proud symbol of Manchester’s industrial past.  The answer was[Read More]

Fabulous and free: York Open Studios

April 27, 2017 No comments

If you’re looking for something interesting, inspiring and free to do this bank holiday weekend, April 29 and 30,  we can highly recommend the York Open Studios. It’s a wonderful event that sees more than 100 artists and makers open their workplaces to the public. Some are based in shared workshops and others open up[Read More]

Step inside the Antiques Curio and Salvage Barn

April 7, 2017 No comments

Driving out of Harrogate, on the A59 towards Skipton, I didn’t expect to find treasure by the side of the road. But find it I did, at The Antiques Curio & Salvage Barn. It’s at Four Lane Ends, the first left turn after The Nelson Inn, a couple of miles outside of Harrogate. I have[Read More]