6 Reasons To Visit Malton

6 Reasons To Visit Malton

As this The Telegraph explains, Malton has changed so much in recent years. I’d vouch for that! It’s now a destination in its own right now, rather than a place you’d pass through. I’m sure my guests will vouch for this market town, just 5...
In a Yorkshire holiday cottage garden

In a Yorkshire holiday cottage garden

A photo doesn’t do justice to the true beauty of these thistles. The flower head is the most wonderful shade of bluey-lilac and a real pleasure to look at. We’ve planted them towards the fence as they grow rather tall and can take over. They’re a...
Yorkshire Wine One Day

Yorkshire Wine One Day

The dream for Spring Cottage – a canopy of vines The reality – one small recently planted vine. But you’ve got to start somehwere and it’s planted in a sheltered spot by the south facing patio so fingers crossed that will help speed it’s...
Yorkshires Countryside

Yorkshires Countryside

Simply beautiful! This walk was from the nearby village of Slingsby, a 2 mile circular stroll, with refreshments at The Grapes village pub. Perfect! This just so happens to be the name of the village pub in Great Habton, where Spring Cottage is situated.  What...

Heading on holiday this summer?

Then you may want to read these packing tips. Though I’m not sure whether a swimsuit, kaftan and mosquito-proof trousers will be that necessary in all destinations! Karen Don’t pack light, pack clever – what a fashion editor puts in her suitcase | Fashion | The...
Visiting Flamingo Land With Teenagers?

Visiting Flamingo Land With Teenagers?

Here’s how to do (or not do in my case) Flamingo Land with teenagers. Tips to get the most out of your visit from my 14 year old son and 17 year old daughter. Both have visited Flamingo Land many times and know their stuff! As you’ll see, I didn’t go...
Yorkshire Micro Breweries

Yorkshire Micro Breweries

Here are two Yorkshire micro breweries hubby and I visited recently. Helmsley Brewing Company Or Sommat’s Brewing as the sign above the door says. Translated as “Something Is Brewing” for you none-Yorkshire speakers. Just when you thought Helmsley...