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Saltaire art and open houses trail

May 26, 2017

One of our favourite Yorkshire events takes place this weekend.  It offers a chance to see some fantastic and affordable art while allowing visitors to take a peep inside some of those lovely Italianate homes in Saltaire. The Saltaire Arts Trail runs from Saturday May 27 until Monday May 29. The community arts event prides[Read More]

The fashion season is here and buzzing

May 19, 2017

Busy is not the word. Jam-packed and crazy – that’s more like it. It’s been a spring of fashion in Yorkshire, with catwalks and models and hair stylists and make-up artists and, most of all, clothes, gorgeous clothes and accessories everywhere you turn. So, last month saw the Leeds International Festival catwalk, when two shipping[Read More]

Modern townhouse in York

May 11, 2017

I love old houses but I now I find myself lusting after new ones. It could be because I have spent all my home owning life- almost 30 years – renovating and DIY’ing and never really finishing a whole house, mainly through lack of funds. How amazing would it be to move the furniture in,[Read More]

Fabulous and free: York Open Studios

April 27, 2017

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]

Sad last day of Wentworth Castle Gardens

April 21, 2017| 1 Comment

Last Bank Holiday Monday saw a sad farewell to Wentworth Castle Gardens, near Barnsley, which is now shut to the public despite more than £20m spent in the last 15 years bring it back to glory following decades of neglect. Wentworth Castle gardens and park are considered to be one of the finest landscapes in[Read More]