Tanyalak

The Tanyalak Thai restaurant is situated on Hull’s George Street, a once busy shopping area which now lies pretty much neglected as people and development have moved onto other, trendier parts of the city. But that certainly does not mean that people are unable to find it.  We popped in on a Saturday afternoon and found it surprisingly busy; we …

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Skipton 2019

We really like Skipton and the area around it, and having seen a beer festival advertised we just couldn’t resist the urge to book a long weekend break in a lovely little cottage. The 1855 Wash House was tastefully decorated to a very high standard, with lots of thoughtful touches. It was a real pleasure to stay here and our …

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Da Gianni

It was an Easter Sunday ‘crew’ night out, with a close group of friends who we’ve known for many years with drinks first in the ever popular Pave bar, followed by Italian food on Princes Avenue. We all enjoy Italian, and it’s not the first time we’ve been here, so we were looking forward to a nice meal. It was …

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Head of Steam

Head of Steam is a pub chain which we first came across in Huddersfield, when at the time it was an independent company.  It has since been sold to Cameron’s which for us, is bad news on the beer front. At first we were quite excited when this pub opened up in Hull’s marketplace, but we soon found out that …

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Pave Bar

Pave was probably the first cafe bar to hit the streets of Hull on Princes Avenue. It’s since become something of an institution for the more ‘arty’ type of customer, due to its regular featuring of live music (often jazz) on Sunday afternoons, as well as featuring the work of local artists on its heavily perforated back wall. At one …

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Artwork

I just happened to be browsing through some old stuff on a CD when I came across these images that I created many years ago. I think at the time I had hopes of becoming a graphic designer or something, but that dream (like many) never materialised. I think I must have been in a surrealist kind of mood when …

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A Weekend to Remember

Was it really 13 years ago? They say time seems to go faster as you get older, and the problem is, we’re now going downhill! 2006, and the first of many visits to London, we had to drive as we couldn’t get a train, and for some reason I had the insane idea that it would only take about two …

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The Wall

Late in 2002 – stress at work, coupled with the break-up of a long term relationship, the death of a close friend, and the fact that I still hadn’t come to terms with watching my mum die a couple of years before this, led me to what was probably the lowest point in my life. I decided to do an …

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The Knife Angel

The Knife Angel was created by sculptor Alfie Bradley at the British Ironworks Centre in Oswestry. The work is a memorial to those whose lives have been affected by knife crime and violence on the streets of Britain. The angel is 27ft high, and has been designed and created by Alfie using over 100,000 knives which have been surrendered and …

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Viet Memories

Jill decided to take me and her boys here for a meal during the Christmas holidays, we had been once before and really enjoyed the informal atmosphere so thought we would give it another go. It is more of a cafe than a restaurant, so not the place to go if you’re looking for a fine dining experience. The place …

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