All posts on February 2014


Indian Naan bread in Bradford, England
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The biggest Naan bread, from Bradford, England

Traveling through the back streets of Bradford on an early February evening, rain lashing at the windscreen, shop fronts full of Indian silks, groceries and numerous restaurants from the Indian continent flashing passed, my curiosity was once again aroused. What …

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Magpie Cafe fish and chips, Whitby, North Yorkshire
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British fish ‘n’ chips and yorkshire pudding!

  Where exactly do fish and chips originate from? How has this ‘marriage made in heaven’ become one of the most well known food pairings in the world and synonymous with Britain!! It seems that the exact origins fish ‘n’ …

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York Minster, York, England
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York Minster, one of Europe’s finest medieval gothic buildings

York Minster cathedral church is one of Europe’s finest medieval buildings and the oldest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe. Beneath it lie the Roman ruins of the Basilica, the ceremonial centre of the Roman fortress in York. The ‘minster’ (a title …

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York Minster from City wall, York, England
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York, a brief history of one of England’s finest cities!

Wandering around the stunning, ancient city of York, a long time favourite destination of mine, I felt compelled to discover a little of the story behind its rich history. In my next few posts I want to share what I have …

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North Yorkshire Moors, England
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Across the Moors to Whitby, North Yorkshire

The drive across the bleak but dramatically beautiful North Yorkshire moors, en route to the beach at Whitby is always quite hauntingly striking. Miles of softly undulating gorse and heather, where you can imagine a swirling mist suddenly descending and …

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Newcastle's Millennium Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, Englamd
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Newcastle, Northumberland, England – a destination city!

Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, England’s last great city before the Scottish Border. It dates back nearly two thousand years to the Romans, Danes and Saxons. Originally it was known by its Roman name, ‘Pons Aelius’, until it was renamed ‘Newcastle’ following the Norman …

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The Malton Sheep Market, Malton, North Yorkshire, England
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Malton and Pickering, North Yorkshire, England

The Malton Agricultural Market is a long established tradition, dating back to around the 1830’s. Each week livestock is auctioned here, cattle on Tuesdays, sheep on Thursdays. The sheep are neatly and efficiently ordered into their pens, a little startled …

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The Shambles, Malton, North Yorkshire, Emgland
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A glimpse of living in Malton, a North Yorkshire market town.

As I braved the brisk temperatures on a blustery morning stride around the small North Yorkshire market town of Malton, there seemed so much to catch my attention. I pondered whether I was noticing things which maybe I wouldn’t have …

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