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Violets Cafe

19 August 2016 /

Violets Cafe has been on my list of places to visit for a while, and we decided to go for a late wedding anniversary treat – it’s my new favourite place!

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Bradley Gardens

12 August 2015 /

[vc_row row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” video=”” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1504899636620{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]A couple of weekends ago we had a lovely walk out to Wylam.

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Columbia Road flower market

04 July 2015 /

[vc_row row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” video=”” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1504900110204{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]Before travelling to London I had seen so many beautiful photos of Columbia Road flower market on my Instagram feed, so I knew that I’d have to visit whilst I was down there for Blogtacular.

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A day out in Craster

29 May 2015 /

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1432835155423{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]We’ve had the week off this week for reading week (or half term, if you teach in a school!) and it has been lovely to have a few days at home. Last week was completely manic with the busiest week of the year in the day job, combined with playing in…

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Leicester University Botanic Garden

21 April 2015 /

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I was away at a conference this weekend with my day job, as a few of us were speaking about a reading test that we have developed for our international students. I was really worried about it, but thankfully it went much better than it played out in my head beforehand and I’m very relieved…

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Birkheads Secret Gardens in spring

12 March 2015 /

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1426092243686{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]We went to Birkheads Secret Gardens for the first time last summer, and bought a season ticket so that we could go again. The gardens opened again a couple of weeks ago, and last weekend we went to have a potter around. The weather forecast had been great all week, but typically…

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A few Autumn photos

10 November 2014 /

[vc_row row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” video=”” css_animation=””][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1471180255787{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]We spent a little bit of time in York either side of travelling to Ox Pasture Hall, and I wanted to share a few autumn photos I took with you. We wandered past the place where we had our wedding reception – Gray’s Court – and then…

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Scarborough fun

07 November 2014 /

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1415388076521{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]We had such a lovely time staying at Ox Pasture Hall last week (click here to see my post). After checking out we had a little bit of time before we caught the train back to York, which meant that we could have a little potter around. It was quite a foggy,…

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Ox Pasture Hall

02 November 2014 /

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1414878002247{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]A little while back I was contacted by Ox Pasture Hall and was invited to stay and review the hotel. Naturally, I jumped at the chance and this week we went down to stay! Ox Pasture Hall is a luxury hotel located just inside the North York Moors National Park, a couple…

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A trip to Beamish

18 October 2014 /

Back in September, we had a day out at Beamish. Tom had never been before, and I had only been once – about 20 years ago! It isn’t that far from us really, and I’ve been saying for ages that I wanted to go again. For those of you who have never been, Beamish is…

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The Great Northern Quilt Show 2014

03 October 2014 /

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1412355365456{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]At the end of August, me and Mum went along to The Great Northern Quilt Show in Harrogate (yes, I’m still catching up with post writing!). We had never been before so didn’t really know what to expect, but it was brilliant! The show lasted for three days and we went on…

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Festival of Thrift 2014

27 September 2014 /

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1411851326181{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”]Today was a really exciting day – it was the first day of the Festival of Thrift! The sun shone over Lingfield Point and me and Mum went along to see what was going on. And a lot was going on! I’ve been really excited about this for such a long time,…

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