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The Yorkshire Coast Celebrates the Platinum Jubilee

The Yorkshire Coast Celebrates the Platinum Jubilee

This year sees Her Majesty The Queen become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. That alone (despite the bonus extra bank holidays) is worth celebrating. If you're doing your own thing during the Jubilee weekend there are loads of great tips on how you can do that here. If not then have no fear the Yorkshire Coast has a host of events you can get involved with. There are far too many to name but here are a few for starters. Please tell us about your events so we can help shout…
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Bake a Royal Cake

Bake a Royal Cake

The majestic Victoria Sponge. A cake popularised in Queen Victoria's reign and is still a classic today. Why not whip up this much-loved classic at home to kick off the Jubilee celebrations and put a smile on your face this March. Believed to be one of the favourites enjoyed by the Queen as part of her Afternoon Tea, this royal cake always delivers on flavour and simplicity. Although there are subtle variations between the fiercely guarded Women's Institute version or the recipe used by Her Majesty's Royal Chefs, for instance, the WI fill simply with raspberry jam, whilst the Queen prefers…
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Embracing the breeze with a brew!

Embracing the breeze with a brew!

When you live on the Yorkshire Coast, you quickly develop a bit of "hardiness", pre-braced to not just handle, but love, the ever-changing weather. Even on the most bitter of winter days, you'll see people walking dogs, going for a run and surprisingly, sitting outside for a coffee! I love nothing more than being dragged across the beach by the dogs, but it's for a very selfish reason... there are many good hot chocolate spots to reward me with after the dog are tired out! https://player.vimeo.com/video/679210085?h=63c12d8fec&badge=0&autopause=0&player_id=0&app_id=58479 Now, it's not for everyone, and you do need to develop some pretty good…
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Dive into February Half Term

Dive into February Half Term

Living on the Yorkshire Coast allows us the ability to enjoy both the sea and the many local rivers and lakes for a paddle, a swim, or just to splash with the kids. Keeping our children safe in the water at whatever age is really important, so for this February half term, here at Team LYC, we're championing swimming across the Yorkshire Coast. Swimming has lots of health benefits (as well as being a great way to tire them out!), and there are so many options to choose from, with the majority being indoors, it's the perfect treat for the…
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The Ship Inn Sewerby, a Feast for the Senses

The Ship Inn Sewerby, a Feast for the Senses

As soon as I arrive in the car park and see the incredible view out to sea, I exhale and immediately feel relaxed. A squirrel bounces along in the small woodland in front of me, looking equally as happy, and I think yes, I'd be happy living here too. The grounds of The Ship Inn are spacious, yet when looking at the building, it still manages to feel welcoming and familiar. The place has a real feel of home, no doubt created by Charlie and Lou, who in the last 15 years have raised their family here and welcomed their…
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Indoor Fun for the Family this January

Indoor Fun for the Family this January

January can bring the worst of the weather, but there's still plenty of indoor family fun to be had across the Yorkshire Coast. After the excitement of the Christmas break, ideas on keeping the kids occupied can start to run a bit thin. So here are some ways that I keep my little ones entertained when the weather isn't kind - that don't cost you the earth either. I've provided a few examples here but be sure to check out your local village or town that may offer something closer to home. Swimming - Make a splash and visit one…
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Wash the dust off your soul and combat Blue Monday

Wash the dust off your soul and combat Blue Monday

Monday 17 Jan 2022, the third Monday in January, is said to be the most depressing day of the year - Blue Monday. So here's a suggestion to combat those blues - visit an Art Gallery. I suspect that idea might provoke a bit of a love-hate reaction in some people. If you’re not in the 'art gallery lover' camp, galleries can feel like large empty rooms with weird daubs on the wall. Or, conversely, small rooms jammed with crazy stuff. There can feel like there is pressure to ‘understand’ and ‘interpret’ the ‘feelings’ or 'emotions' being expressed. It's just…
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Greek Mythology – The Trojan Wars

Greek Mythology – The Trojan Wars

It is often said that the Greeks pretty much invented everything. Whether they actually invented storytelling or not I don’t know. But one thing you cannot deny is the fact they really knew how to tell a tale. They threw everything into it. Love, loss, battles, heroes, heroines, monsters, gods and adventures galore. One of my favourite films as a kid was Jason & the Argonauts (an ancient Greek tale). The skeleton battle was ground-breaking for its time, though it looks positively cartoon-like next to today’s CGI techniques. It’s still a great film, fundamentally because it’s a great story.  https://youtu.be/C-ZQGRM7GW0…
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The Letter……💌

The Letter……💌

Making New Memories When the decorations have been taken down, and the last bit of tinsel sparkle has been dusted away, or so I believe, (I always miss something), I began to think about what would be nice to do next?🤔It needs to be thoughtful and meaningful to create a new memory. Then! a light bulb moment! I will write a letter to my Aunty. My Aunty grew up when, "in those days," it was "the norm" to write and receive letters. The sound of the "letterbox clatter" would have her racing to the window, looking out and shouting "the…
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Christmas Party & Cocktail’s Guide

Christmas Party & Cocktail’s Guide

As the Christmas party season is in full swing, let us help you take the hassle out of hosting with our top tips for Christmas Parties & Cocktails Guide. Preparation is key to prevent getting hot under the collar making your Glühwein (that's Mulled Wine to you and me) simply relax and read on, we've got you covered this Christmas. Before your guests arrive Ensure your guests know what to expect: There's nothing worse than serving casual nibbles when your guests are expecting a fine dining feast.  Be prepared: It's helpful to know what types of drinks your guests prefer and…
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