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A TASTE OF THE CARRIBEAN

A TASTE OF THE CARRIBEAN

I love the island of St Lucia! It’s one of my favourite islands as its so green and has a certain romance and charm about it that’s all its very own. So it was hardly surprising that I was extremely excited by the prospect of visiting Roast +Conch – and I wasn’t disappointed. Roast + […]

Liz Coggins discovers Poland’s winter wonderland – Zakopane

Liz Coggins discovers Poland’s winter wonderland – Zakopane

Imagine an uninterrupted landscape of frosted pine forests , chocolate box timbered houses, horse drawn sleighs and majestic snow covered mountains – imagine Zakopane Poland’s fairytale winter wonderland Known as the ‘winter capital of Poland’ and set amidst the grandeur of the Tetra Mountains, Zakopane has been an attraction for poles since the 1870’s when […]

Opulent Indulgence

Opulent Indulgence

My mode of transport seemed totally inappropriate as I drove through the golden gates of Wynyard Hall. I really felt I should have been in an open top vintage Sunbeam sports car or a chauffeur driven Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost. There was something ethereal as I journeyed down the long, winding lanes of the 150 acres […]

HS2 link to Leeds warmly welcomed

HS2 link to Leeds warmly welcomed

Leeds City Council has warmly welcomed Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin’s announcement of a high-speed rail link to Leeds as part of the HS2 project. Leeds City Council Leader Councillor Keith Wakefield said: “We have lobbied long and hard for a high-speed rail link to Leeds and this is excellent news. It will strengthen Leeds’ position […]

Council services affected by snow!

Council services affected by snow!

Despite the snow, council staff have been working in difficult conditions around the clock to keep the roads moving and people safe. Snow falls throughout the week had initially been lighter than expected but double the amounts of forecasted snow fell on Sunday night. Gritting crews battled conditions throughout the night to treat primary routes […]

Splendid Isolation

Splendid Isolation

Island life is a dream existence that many would like to try. Spend a holiday in The Bahamas and the dream can become reality. Columbus famously avoided the seas around the islands of The Bahamas due to their shallow, clear water which sank his ships, but today thousands of tourists head there just for a […]

A Luxurious Escape

A Luxurious Escape

Its around 5.00pm on an late October day. I’m sitting on my balcony enjoying a glass of chilled Chardonnay overlooking the pool where several people are taking a leisurely swim. Where am I? Would you believe me if I told you in the middle of the Yorkshire Dales. For yes, even in the late Autumn, […]