Summer Time Begins!


2017 British Summer Time started yesterday and clocks went forward by one hour. It was a glorious Sunday in this Yorkshire spa-town. There was wall to wall sunshine all day. Forsythia are blooming in the gardens, verges are covered with Daffodils and parts of the Stray are carpeted with white and purple Crocuses. it was…

In My Time – Week 28, 2015


It is already mid-summer but days with good summer weather have been few. Week 28 was no exception. Buying exciting new wines and walking in the Yorkshire Dales were the highlights of the week WINE The man from Enotria Wine Cellars popped in at the beginning of the week. He had driven all the way…

An Autumn Walk In Fewston


The six mile walk at Fewston Reservoir near Harrogate in North Yorkshire is one my favourite weekend outings over the past thirty-five years. In spring, bluebells carpet the forest floor and in autumn, the colours can be breathtaking. There are ducks and gees and Great Crested Grebes in the water and woodpeckers in the trees.…