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Dixons – Filey

Dixons – Filey

Has got the Bloomin lot! One of my wonderful friends had recently bought a house and was telling our group of friends, "if you are thinking of buying a present for me, can you get me a voucher from Dixons? I have seen the perfect oven in there; it's a SMEG oven", This was then followed by exciting tales of being able to whip up the perfect Christmas dinner and the obligatory pigs in blankets. Needless to say, her enthusiasm and multiple "it's amazing" made me chuckle because I'm not sure what my response would be if someone got me…
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The Promenades

The Promenades

We love the Promenades ❤️ When darkness falls, the Christmas lights come on, illuminating The Promenades with 1000's of Christmas lights. Once inside, the decorated Shopping Centre is filled with Christmas cheer. The shops are filled full of stock and the teams are all ready to offer great customer service and fantastic buys. The lights in the walkway under the atrium look stunningly beautiful. Located in one of the UK's favourite seaside destinations, the Promenades Shopping Centre is home to nationally renowned retailers.These include Bon Marche, New Look, O2, Argos and Poundland as well as independents.Ranging from fashion to food…
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The owl and the pussycat

The owl and the pussycat

A step back in time. I was mesmerised standing outside the Owl and the pussycat shop in Whitby.Whoever had dressed the window had a natural talent for creativity and flair, and I couldn't wait to step inside. Wishing you a Merry Christmas As I browsed, I overheard a lady who was purchasing her items waxing lyrical about the window display and how she and her husband were due to go home the day before, however, they had stayed an extra night to enable them to visit this shop as it was closed the previous day.How wonderful, I thought, and I…
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Eastfield Garden Centre – A Magical Place ⛲️

Eastfield Garden Centre – A Magical Place ⛲️

A Christmas wonderland 🎄 If magical is what you are after this Christmas, then you won’t go wrong making a trip to the Eastfield Garden Centre. As I entered, I could see a selection of delicious cakes and scones, in the café area and I thought “well it would be rude not to”!  After tea and scone which was so very yummy, I moved slowly down each aisle and was met with mouth-watering treats to fruit flavoured teas perfect for Christmas stockings. Bottles of Gin and Spiced Rum filled the shelves with a festive feel, a local Whisky tasting experience is…
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Electrodec

Electrodec

Twinkling lights in the dark! If ever there is a time to stop a minute and think about a remarkable retailer, it's now. Walking down Victoria Road in Scarborough, I can see the lights in the window at Electrocdec, and I know I'm in for a real treat.Electrodec’s original founders Peter and Margaret also lived above the shop it has been family-run ever since.  The shop has changed with the times. However, it's clear excellent customer service has been at the very heart of this place and still is, nothing is too much trouble. They have given us a truly…
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Kemps on the Coast.

Kemps on the Coast.

Don't miss this hidden gem! … There are so many things to see and shops to shop in the beautiful town of Whitby it's hard to know which direction to take.Walking across the swing bridge over the River Esk, admiring the views of the harbour and town I was feeling excited about finding another perfect gift and happy with myself for being so organised this year! As I stood at the crossroads, I noticed a sign which indicated that Kemps on the Coast was down a winding street to the right of me and today, this is where I'm heading.…
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Lilly’s Treasures

Lilly’s Treasures

Lilly's Treasures Handmade Gift Boutique Some of my family will ask me what I want for Christmas? I always answer this question the same way, and here's how. "I would love a surprise", I hear a quiet sigh, this does not seem to sit quite right. So I'm asked to give a clue as to what I need or want? I sigh this time, " a surprise would be lovely", the conversation will continue until I stop and think, mmm, do I need anything? Should I answer with "save your money, I'm ok" or "how much are you spending on…
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Christmas Food from across the Coast

Christmas Food from across the Coast

We're very lucky to have lot's of great food and drink producers and retailers here on the Yorkshire Coast. Here are just a few of our favourites for stocking up on those Christmas essentials this year, not to mention that you'll be shopping local and supporting our local business community too. Turkey: Redcliffe Farm Shop Redcliffe Farm is a supplier of John Wright Traditional Free Range Farm Fresh Christmas Turkeys which are a proper, old-fashioned breed that is matured slowly on grass to develop a succulent, fuller flavour. They are hand plucked and hung to create a great-tasting bird which…
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Top 5 Heavenly Cake Shops

Top 5 Heavenly Cake Shops

It's Friday... which means another Top 5 from the Team at LYC! This week I am overjoyed to see Bake Off back on our screens and also a fellow Scarborian as their youngest contestant, Go Freya! Today also see's some very special coffee morning's being held in aid of MacMillian so it had to be all about cake today! As we begin to welcome some mild Autumnal weather, the return of Bake Off always has me reaching for the recipe books to bake up something comforting and delicious now that summer is coming to a close (thank goodness for woolly…
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Inside Scoop – Alpamare Visit  2021

Inside Scoop – Alpamare Visit 2021

On our summer bucket list for 2021 was a visit to Alpamare. As a family of three (two adults & a three-year-old), this was definitely a treat at £41 for three hours entry; (to be fair, we were visiting on the weekend in peak season). However, I wondered if it would be worth it at the time, knowing our child was too small for any of the attractions' impressive water slides. Alpamare slide Entry to Alpamare has changed since COVID. They now operate an excellent online booking system which allows you to see the different tariffs depending on the time…
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