Author: Paul Steele

Beningbrough Hall – Walks Around The Grounds

Since my move to York I never wasted any time seeking out some great local walks. It never has to be mountains and valleys to satisfy. Walks that enable you to get some wonderful fresh air and scenery, on a whim, you know the kind I mean. Not only is it the locality that drives me back time and time again to these walks but the variety en route around. One minute you are strolling by the River Ouse, then the next you are passing by beautiful meadows. Hidden pondscapes, panoramic views of the hall itself and gorgeous woodland...

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Wine O’Clock: Ohau Gravels Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. A firm favourite in this household, a perfectly refreshing way to wind down after a busy week. Therefore it is always great to find time to review a wonderful bottle of it and thanks to Sustainable Wines for sending through this bottle of Sauvignon Blanc Ohau Gravels 2014. This award winning wine comes from a very new wine region of New Zealand, in the Horowhenua region of the lower North Island. And before we give our take and thoughts here is the description given on the website for this wine: Aromas of fragrant blackcurrant and...

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Sunsets Around York

Sunny evenings, the most wonderful time I find to take the dog out on a walk and run around. The sun is setting and the sky is turning wonderful colours with oranges, blues and purples. It has been a relatively dry Summer so we were treated most days to this colourful marvel. The outskirts of York has been my home a while now and my gosh do I enjoy wandering all around. From the City to the countryside. The view from Lendal Bridge (both above) stops many people in their tracks if they are passing over during a nice...

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Yorkshire Luxury – Frenchgate House Apartment, Richmond

Ok, it was my birthday and we wanted somewhere special to stay and get away from all the hustle and bustle. Somewhere to wind down, relax, and enjoy some wonderful time. This was the place and wonderful it was. Frenchgate House apartment, Richmond. Richmond being a perfect spot to enjoy in itself plus also in the heart of the countryside of North Yorkshire. The Frenchgate apartment is within Richmond just a stones throw from the historic centre and market place. What’s more it is huge! Large comfortable living spaces plus 4 bedrooms, you could quite easily accommodate 2 to 8...

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Walk Along The Durham Heritage Coast

It was day 2 of the Durham adventure for Bea and I. We had spent the day wandering in the beautiful Durham Dales. Now it was time to head to the coast for a walk I had heard so many great things about. And they were far from wrong It is hard to believe when you see it, that not so long ago at all it was one big industrial area. Mine after mine after mine, all with their own big history I must admit. Today it is all cleaned up, nature has taken back over and you can...

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