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Lapland UK Reviews – Visit the real Father Christmas!

Lapland UK Reviews – Visit the real Father Christmas!

Where is Lapland UK?  It’s near Ascot and Windsor, to the West of London, and a long way from Yorkshire, but I had heard such amazing things about it that when we were given the chance to go, of course I couldn’t say no! Enchanted Forest […]

Nativity! The Musical at the Leeds Grand Theatre

Nativity! The Musical at the Leeds Grand Theatre

This Christmas, Leeds Grand Theatre is set to ‘sparkle and shine’ as Nativity! The Musical runs from Wednesday 20 December to Saturday 6 January 2018. Based on the smash-hit films, written by Bafta Award-winner, Debbie Isitt, NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL tells the tale of Mr Maddens […]

Best Double Sleeping Bag for Camping

Best Double Sleeping Bag for Camping

I am looking for a double sleeping bag.  We will be going camping again this year and as ever I am researching camping equipment.  I have never been very keen on sleeping bags as I feel they restrict my leg movements.  Mr Wonders has suggested […]

Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience, Leeds, Yorkshire

Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience, Leeds, Yorkshire

Lotherton Hall Christmas Experience – It was a cold afternoon so we all made sure we had packed our layers as we headed to Lotherton Hall, Leeds for their Christmas Experience. Book the North Pole Experience for Santa in Advance We hadn’t booked, and not […]

Belling Cookers – Which Cooker and Where to buy!

Belling Cookers – Which Cooker and Where to buy!

Belling Cookers – Ok, so our cooker broke on Christmas Day (and it was before I started cooking!), so I am on the lookout for a new one.  Our old one has been great but is, in truth, very old, and is the old style […]

Castle Howard Christmas 2017 – Angels on High – Review

Castle Howard Christmas 2017 – Angels on High – Review

Christmas at Castle Howard is always special.  They really go to town with Christmas trees and fairy lights, in a very tasteful but opulent way. We visited again this year and we weren’t disappointed!  I am very predictable and followed my normal path of taking […]

The Black Swan Helmsley Afternoon Tea

The Black Swan Helmsley Afternoon Tea

Start 2018 as you mean to go on, and book time in the diary to spend with a special someone and enjoy the elegant tradition of Afternoon Tea. There over twenty of the world’s finest teas to choose from, and it won’t break the bank […]

Raspberry Gin and Strawberry Gin – Where to buy?

Raspberry Gin and Strawberry Gin – Where to buy?

I recently wrote a post about Rhubarb and Ginger gin and it was so popular (and I am curious!) I decided to see what other fruit gin was available.  So read on for answers to such questions as ‘Where can I buy Strawberry Gin’ and ‘How […]

Wide Fit Ski Boots and Wide Calf Ski Boots

Wide Fit Ski Boots and Wide Calf Ski Boots

Ok, so the last time I went skiing, the boots I rented hurt my feet as what I really need is wide fit ski boots because my feet are very wide! I have been having a look at what is available to buy instead of […]

Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb and Ginger Gin – Reviewed

Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb and Ginger Gin – Reviewed

Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb and Ginger Gin – I’m a recent gin convert and I absolutely love rhubarb and ginger gin! Actually I love rhubarb gin on its own too.  I am slowly (slowly mind!) working my way through the different brands of rhubarb related gin […]