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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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Falling Foss – An enchanting walk for all the family with fabulous food to boot!

Falling Foss – An enchanting walk for all the family with fabulous food to boot!

This week I visited Falling Foss and realised why this beauty spot is so popular with visitors and locals of all ages and abilities. Having visited as a child, I remembered standing in awe of the enormous waterfall before me and feeling like this was a truly magical place. Returning now as a mother to an adventurous five-year-old (with my mother also in tow), we took the two-mile circular walking route starting from May Beck car park, which has the bonus of meandering right outside Falling Foss tea gardens halfway around. Falling Foss - May Beck Car Park The first…
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Top 5 Fish Foodie Spots to visit in Whitby

Top 5 Fish Foodie Spots to visit in Whitby

We've put together our Top 5 Fish Foodie Spots to visit in Whitby - yes, it's Friday, but we would visit these any day of the week! Feeling fancy and refined? Try the Star Inn The Harbour… The Star Inn The Harbour Brought to you by Andrew Pern, whose name is synonymous with his Michelin-starred pub, The Star Inn at Harome. He had long wished to open a restaurant in his hometown to celebrate the ingredients he grew up surrounded by and began to learn to cook with. The menu features Catch-of-the-Day fish and meat specials and also world-famous North…
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Top 5 Staycation Spots to Holiday at Home

Top 5 Staycation Spots to Holiday at Home

Living on the Yorkshire Coast, we sometimes take for granted what is right on our doorstep. So we've put together a Top 5 Staycation Spots across the beautiful Yorkshire Coast that everyone should visit at least once, no matter how close to home it is! Bike & Boot - Best for adrenaline lovers and pampered poochesLocated in Scarborough, the Bike & Boot is a leisure hotel for the 21st Century. Relaxed and fun with complimentary hot drinks, free movies in their in house cinema and a whole host of facilities to clean and store your cycles, surfboards and even a…
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Five of our favourite places to eat – villages edition!

Five of our favourite places to eat – villages edition!

Longing for that laid back holiday feeling? Here we have five great foodie spots, all in lovely village locations along the Yorkshire Coast, offering a relaxed atmosphere with a good dose of hearty village hospitality. The Farrier, CaytonSituated between Scarborough and Filey, the village of Cayton is home to The Farrier.Featuring a restaurant, coffee house, gelato parlour, and a cocktail lounge, The Farrier caters to all occasions. The chefs fuse their expertise and creativity to develop various dishes offering exciting food combinations, both modern and traditional, showcasing the best produce that the local farmers and suppliers have to offer. They…
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Five of our favourite Friday finds!

Five of our favourite Friday finds!

Hello! As the digital hunt for Christmas pressies has started, and we are looking for new local businesses to support, we have put together some fantastic places that we love, and some fantastic finds that we have discovered this week. Our love of indies We are really spoilt for choice on the coast, but we are always on the lookout for something that screams Yorkshire Coast! This week is a beautiful Whitby designed bottle stocked by North Yorkshire Gallery Whitby. The gallery is always a must-see for amazing items, and so happy we can get our fix online. Our deli delights… It’s…
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Ale…a mans (and dogs!) best friend

Ale…a mans (and dogs!) best friend

Ale, my friends, is the new Prosecco… well, not entirely, but the story behind this amazing local brewery is right up our street! Nestled in the heart of Whitby is the Lady Luck Brewery that has been brewing delicious ale for many years. Now, I can't profess to be the ale drinker in my house, that is a role passed onto my willing participant of a husband, but if you haven't tried it before, it probably will surprise you! Ale isn't all about pairing with a packet of crisps and a pickled egg. No! Brewing has moved on, and so…
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