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Deck the halls with bells and pebble lights

December 8, 2017| 1 Comment

This month so far, I have been mostly buying and arranging Christmas decorations. In my spare time, when I’m not working, that is. I always start with the front door and the dining room, because they somehow look festive anyway, so it’s not too difficult to dress them up for the season. As I write,[Read More]

Top five Christmas gifts from Bettys

November 30, 2017

It’s no secret that we are big fans of Bettys and our adoration reaches its peak at Christmas time –  thanks to the fabulous window dressing and the extra large helping of festive goodies and gifts. As we’ve just compiled our present shopping lists, which will, of course, include some Bettys treats for our loved[Read More]

The Ivy Harrogate opens with a flourish

November 24, 2017| 1 Comment

Gorgeous Yorkshire gets invited to the best parties and so it was that we headed to the opening of The Ivy Harrogate earlier this month, joining the great, the good and an impressive collection of Emmerdale (and former Coronation Street) cast members. The new Ivy Harrogate is next door to Betty’s on Parliament Street, in[Read More]

We love…Yorkshire Air Ambulance Christmas cards

November 16, 2017| 1 Comment

We love the new Yorkshire Air Ambulance Christmas cards by Anita Bowerman. Not only do they look festive and fabulous, they will also raise much-needed funds for the charity. Did you know that it costs £12,000 per day to keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances in the air? The NHS seconds paramedics to the YAA[Read More]

The Bicycle Den cafe

November 9, 2017| 2 Comments

It was the morning after the night before and we were desperate for fresh air and a good, strong coffee after dinner, drinks and a sleepover at a friend’s house. We found both at The Bicycle Den by the Rochdale Canal in Hebden Bridge. The characterful cafe and adjoining electric bike showroom sit on the[Read More]