Fancy a roof top spa in Yorkshire?

I’ve seen a press release from a hotel in Harrogate that’s left me open mouthed (not in a fish gulping air way, I’d like to think it was more of a cool high-five, double wow reaction.) I’ve been to Harrogate once, on a fleeting day visit, and always wanted to go back, so it’s not hard to temp me. But frankly if Rudding Park was on an industerial estate at the grotty end of Ballybackofbeyond I’d still be interested. As it is, it’s about 12 minutes drive from the centre of one of England’s most beautiful towns. So, what’s the … Continue reading Fancy a roof top spa in Yorkshire?

BRIGHTON BUZZ Museum Free Days

Brighton Museum is celebrating Sussex Day next Saturday June 17 with a range of drop-in activities storytelling, poetry readings, folk singers, and an introduction to Sussex dialect and folklore. Members of the RSPB will invite visitors to discover the wildlife of Sussex. It’s all part of the Museum Free Day that it holds once a month. Sussex Day is actually the day before, June 16, the feast day of Saint Richard of Chichester, a 13th century bishop who is the county’s patron saint. This year is the tenth anniversary of the first Sussex Day which was established to raise awareness … Continue reading BRIGHTON BUZZ Museum Free Days

Design: Bathrooms and the things that go in them..

My thoughts are on bathrooms right now. I recently moved into a glorious Edwardian flat. I love the high ceilings, the huge entance hall and the vestibule (hey! I’ve got a vestibule!). The tiny kitchen and bathroom, however, are odd-shaped 1930 add-ons (the word extension give both spaces too much credit).  Both are rooted in the 1970s, and not in a good way, so both have to go. I don’t do baths anymore – arthritis rather than style – and, for that reason, I’ve decided to  convert the dated beige bathroom into a watery green-and-cream wet room. I’m very lucky … Continue reading Design: Bathrooms and the things that go in them..