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Afternoon Tea at Filmore and Union
Afternoon tea, Leeds

Last week Queen Elizabeth II officially became Britain’s longest reigning monarch. At 17:30 on Wednesday 9th Sept, she surpassed her great-great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria, by reaching 23,226 days, 16 hours and 30 minutes on the throne. That’s a lot of waving, hand shaking, and handbags! There’s nothing more quintessentially British than our royal family, so […]

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Strawberry fields…
fruit picking

Fruit picking is a bit of a summer tradition in our house. In fact, long term readers of this blog would have probably remember that I wrote a similar post this time last year. My father used to take us to Pick-Your-Own farms when I was little and I have happy memories skipping through the […]

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Summer adventures start here…
Country walk

On Sunday evening me, my husband and the nippers went for a little walk to explore our local area.¬†Seeing the girls enjoy the surroundings made me reminisce about when I was a child… …insisting on wearing fancy dresses to traipse through mud… …gazing at flowers… …peeking over walls to look at sheep… …and of course, […]

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Le Tour de Yorkshire
two girls waving a flag

Sunday was one of those days that as a family we will remember for a very long time. The Tour de France was passing through our town and so we decided that we would do our bit and cheer on a few of the riders. The weather on Sunday was perfect. Due to road closures, […]

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I love Yorkshire #3: Le Grand Depart
Sunflowers at le Phun, huddersfield

Unless you’ve been living in a hole for the past few months, you will know that the Tour De France is starting this year in good old Blighty. Not only that, but the Grand Depart was going to be in my home county of Yorkshire and will be passing through my¬†town. On Wednesday Twitter was […]

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fruit picking
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June is my favourite month of the year. Not only does the sun shine (sometimes) and it’s my birthday (yes, I’m still going on about that), but the end of the month always means one thing: strawberries. I’ve made it a family tradition to go strawberry picking every year and the place we always visit […]

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