National Yorkshire Pudding Day – Sunday 4 February 2018

Despite being our shortest month, February can be one of the bleakest. So, what better way to brighten up the start of it, than to celebrate one of Yorkshire’s greatest exports – The Yorkshire Pudding. The first Sunday in February has, since 2007, been designated ‘National Yorkshire Pudding Day’. The day has also been adopted by the USA – but you will have to wait until 13th Oct for the... Read more

Emily Brontë, born in Yorkshire in 1818

This is the bicentenary of Emily’s birth and, to be honest, there is no finer time to visit Yorkshire and especially Brontë Country. For myself, and I may be in a minority here, the way to begin your journey with any of the Brontës is to explore the story of the family and to realise that love and a sense of belonging, of home, are the anchors that give them strength. The world famous Haworth... Read more

Remember, remember the 5th of November…..gunpowder, treason & plot!

Every year in the first week of November, firework displays take place up and down England, from city centre spectaculars to more humble fun in the back garden. This is done in commemoration of a foiled plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament and King James 1 in 1605. It was in fact illegal NOT to celebrate the narrow escape of the Monarch until 1959. Parliament was determined to make an... Read more

The Mystery of the Richmond Drummer Boy

Do you enjoy a pleasant country stroll? How about one with a mystery? Then why not visit the beautiful town of Richmond in North Yorkshire and follow a circular walk from the Castle Gates in the footsteps of the famous Drummer Boy? Though hopefully you’ll get further than he did! Legend has it that, many years ago, probably at the end of the eighteenth century, a previously undiscovered tunnel... Read more

Yorkshire Icons – The Yorkshire Terrier

Question – what do Anastacia, Audrey Hepburn, Whitney Houston, Donnie Osmond, Ivanka Trump, Orlando Bloom, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Victoria and David Beckham, Bruce Willis, Venus Williams, Justin Timberlake, Johnny Depp and Jose Mourinho all have in common? Answer – Well, they have all been the proud owners of Yorkshire Terriers – or should that be – they have been ‘owned’ by... Read more