The Great York Staycation

What a crazy year its been so far. Normally by this time i’ve either been, or am about to head, on a holiday but not this year. It’s fair to say that 2020 is going to be the year of the  ‘Staycation’ and, when allowed, exploring the locations on our own doorsteps. I am so…

Woah we’re going to Ibiza

  Jeez – November has almost passed us by in the blink of an eye and the cold is well and truly creeping in isn’t it! To bring a bit of light (reading) on these dark and gloomy evenings I thought I’d get settled on the sofa armed with a cup of tea and a pack of biscuits and take us all back to warmer…

Stockholm Sweet Stockholm

Firstly I need to apologise for my complete neglect of the blog in recent months – it was my intention to write about our trip to Tenerife but that turned out to be more Tener-Grief so gave that blog a swerve. However, I am back into the blog groove and have to tell you all…

Il Paradiso at York Place, Leeds

Last Saturday we were invited to the new Il Paradiso Restaurant at York Place in Leeds. Il Paradiso’s Italian journey started in York by Sardinia born Paolo and is one of York hidden gems – but once you’ve discovered it, you will love it. The same could be said for their new Leeds restaurant, situated…

The Ivy – St. Helens Square, York

Oh what a busy start to the year it has been!  I feel like I’ve been running around non stop since the turn of 2019 so it was lovely to sit back and relax on Wednesday evening when we were invited for dinner at The Ivy, St. Helens, York. The Ivy opened in late 2017…

Lanzarote: Not So Grotty!

Lanzarote: Not So Grotty!   Having recently returned from a week in Lanzarote if feel a bit sorry for the island. In recent years it has often been dubbed ‘Lanzagrotty’ and, even when people would ask where I was going, I would say “oh just Lanzarote”…”Just wanted some cheap sun”! On arriving and exploring I…