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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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Must Watch Christmas Movies

Must Watch Christmas Movies

The team here at LYC loves nothing more on these cold December nights than snuggling on the sofa under a blanket, next to a roaring fire, watching those classic must-watch Christmas movies that seem to get better every year. Whether you love an oldie like It's A Wonderful Life starring Jimmy Stewart or the hilarious antics of Will Ferrell in Elf! there's a heartwarming festive film for everyone (and if you HATE Christmas films like my husband, there's always Die Hard) Here's a rundown of our favourites to watch this year, have you seen them all? Home Alone Hilarious story…
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Top 10 NYE Celebration’s Across the Coast

Top 10 NYE Celebration’s Across the Coast

Dust off your dancing shoes - we're getting ready to party here at Team LYC, and to save you the trouble, we've put together ten perfect places to celebrate and welcome the New Year in style! The Plough, Scalby This one is for the foodies! Enjoy a delicious 6-course menu with family or friends & raise a glass (or a fab cocktail) Places are limited so don't miss out! Brid Spa Are you ready to DISCO? Journey back to the '70s with a sensational live band and cast at Brid Spa. Enjoy classics from Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind…
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Team LYC’s Top Ice-Skating Tips

Team LYC’s Top Ice-Skating Tips

Christmas 2021 will see several ice-skating rinks coming to the Coast this winter. But, of course, we know that it's a sport where some people are naturals, and some end up black and blue with bruises. So whatever your skill level, just read our top ice-skating tips below and let's all pretend we're the next Torvill and Dean and take to the local ice rink to waltz into winter! Dress for successIce skating can soon make you hot and bothered, so it's important to wrap up with layers that can be put on and off. You want clothes you can…
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When do you ‘deck the halls’?

When do you ‘deck the halls’?

I'll be honest I've been itching to put the decorations up since bonfire night! But, so far, I've resisted the urge - contenting myself with wandering around the beautiful Christmas displays at country houses and garden centres, making notes and stealing ideas as I go. Who can resist the wonder of Narnia at Castle Howard or the beautifully tasteful displays at Burton Agnes Hall - well, clearly I can't! Garden Centres outdo themselves every year, turning into magical wonderlands with festive events galore to tempt us in. From a Festive Farm Event at Eastfield Garden Centre to the spectacular Santa…
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Autumn Family Fun at Playdale

Autumn Family Fun at Playdale

The Yorkshire Coast has an abundance of experiences for young children and one of our favourite places to visit is Playdale Farm. Unlike a lot of attractions, you really can spend an entire day here and with activities both indoors and out, it's not weather dependant either (always a relief). Playdale Farm - Animals Following a visit with our toddler this week it was great to see they are continually investing and have revamped and reopened their indoor play barn and incorporated a new section inside with ride-on tractors suitable for various ages, perfect timing now the weather is drawing…
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