Staithes

Staithes – Sept 2020

So, the Covid-19 lockdown was over. So many things had been missed and cancelled throughout the year; it was time to catch up. We had visited Staithes briefly on a previous trip up the north east coast, now it was time for a proper exploration with three days booked in Coble Cottage, overlooking the harbour. We left Hull mid morning …

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Oxford Street

London Lights

December 27th, Christmas over and time to take Michael home to suburban London. A chance for mum to inspect his new Rickmansworth flat. We decided to take the scenic route rather than the long boring A1. It took a while longer but we made good progress until nearing the outskirts of the capital. Queuing traffic on the motorway delayed our …

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Pave Bar

We had visited Pave with friends a couple of weeks ago to watch a band and have lunch. The food was really good and we decided to give it another chance for an evening meal one Thursday night after a previously unsatisfactory experience. We had been hoping for a decent cask ale, and we were not disappointed with what we …

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The Greatest Day Out – Headingley 2019

Well where do I begin? Sometimes luck plays a part in life, whether for better or worse. Sometimes decisions are made which are later regretted, and sometimes taking a chance can pay off. But the decision that Jill made a few days ago to bid in the Dove House Hospice fund raising auction for a pair of Ashes tickets turned …

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East Lancashire Railway – July 2019

We visited Bury in October last year to see The Stumble at The Met, one of our favourite bands. We were lucky enough to also stumble across a steam railway gala during our visit to the Trackside bar during the afternoon, and who can help but get caught up in the romance of the age of steam? There were special …

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Cornwall June 2019

Friday 21st After a lengthy period of rain, the weather faired up just in time for the long drive south. Mostly motorway, the drive was a long one with two accidents and general congestion turning a 3.5 hour journey into more than 5 hours. We broke up the trek with an overnight stay at the Black Horse in North Nibley. …

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Larkin’s Bar

Larkin’s Bar on the ever popular Newland Avenue in Hull, has been around for quite a now. While other places open and close, Larkin’s somehow manages to keep going. Although it’s a food led cafe bar, it’s one of thus places you don’t feel out of place if you’re just going in for a drink, the atmosphere is relaxed and …

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White Horse, Bempton

We had been to the White Horse only once before on a CAMRA survey trip, when we called in to sample the quality of the beers. On this occasion, we had come at the recommendation of one of Jill’s friends who had said the food here was good. Difficult to miss with its expansive blue tiled roof, the White Horse …

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