30/06/20

Thorpe Perrow Arboretum near Bedale in Lower Wensleydale

Over thirty years ago would be the is first time I visited the Arboretum at Thorpe Perrow, in my ignorance I didn’t even know what an arboretum was! It was a WI trip, an evening event, a summer evening I suppose, but remember it was cold and not at all sunny but was still very impressed with what I saw even then.…

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22/05/20

When all this is over!

Joanne and I were talking the other day of the things we were missing doing whilst we’re in lockdown and everything closed but also of things that we hadn’t done for a while here in the glorious Yorkshire Dales.…

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30/04/20

Bolton Castle in Wensleydale in the glorious Yorkshire Dales

When I was little, many years ago, we often used to visit Bolton Castle. For me it was a magical place, the stuff of stories, exciting, fearful, daring and I also think that is where I started with vertigo! We would scamper up the winding stones steps…

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21/04/20

Elizabeth Guy - Humble Pie Cookery Kitchen

Some of you will know who I’m talking about and perhaps some may not but I wanted just to say a little bit about Elizabeth Guy Fawcett. Elizabeth used to vert successfully have Humble Pie Fawcett and Guy in Askrigg…

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08/04/20

Staying indoors and still having fun!

We’re into our third week now of lockdown, we're all in this together and thinking of things to pass the time fruitfully can be a bit challenging some days. Are we all getting a little bored with the usual puzzles?…

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12/03/20

May Bank Holiday Fun at Lightwater Valley Friday 8th – Sunday 10th May 2020

With over 30 rides and attractions, Lightwater Valley offers families an amazing value day out in Yorkshire. Visitors can brave the longest rollercoaster in Europe – The Ultimate, with a ride time approaching 6 minutes.…

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