Monthly Archives: June 2012

Yorkshire to Win Gold Medals

Yorkshire Gold is one of the many Yorkshire Forward quangos that will be concerned about their future with the demise of the RDA’s. (Regional development agency and putative regional assembly orchestrator under labour and John Prescott.) The ‘business club’s’ aim … Continue reading

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God’s Own County Rose

You will not grow roses like these but you can do even better with rose tips from God’s own county. We know it will be a white rose for most of our regular readers. For those who enjoy gardening then … Continue reading

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Song for The Yorkshire Born and Bred

Here is a rollicking good tune with evocative words for those unfortunate expats who are reluctantly separated from God’s Own County. Yorkshire born and bred, words and music by Steve Saville. 1985 seems like yesterday but ‘Yorkshire born and bred’ … Continue reading

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Gold For Yorkshire Rainbows

If the Olympics gave medals for weather Yorkshire would win a series of Golds. Rainbows would be a gold medal prospect for the rural dales, urban homes and seaside locations. “The way I see it, If you want the rainbow … Continue reading

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No Time to Browse? Then Try Ideas From Book Lust

Do you lust after a good read? If you love to read but want some recommendations then Nancy Pearl may be an answer to your needs. If you have no time to browse you favourite book shop then this American … Continue reading

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E-books versus Hardback & Paperback

Would a true Yorkshireman buy an e-Book and a hard copy of the same? Would this be an unjustified extravagance? To me a hardback was an extravagance and I would often wait for the paperback version to be available. The … Continue reading

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More to Yorkshire Than Pudding – Food for Gods

When thinking of gourmet food and Yorkshire it is natural to put our Pudding at the top of the list. Do not be fooled there are many other edible delicacies to tempt the hungry Tyke and visitor to God’s Own … Continue reading

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Joanne Harris’s Blueeyedboy is All Alone

If you fail to get on the same wave length and tune into the Blueeyedboy at an early stage you are not alone. After a few chapters I had to go back and assess what I thought was going on. … Continue reading

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Kate Shackleton Mystery Books

‘Dying in the Wool’ is a mystery for fictional amateur sleuth Kate Shackleton set in a quiet Yorkshire village. Why not a lively, thriving, bustling even noisy Yorkshire village I do not know but that is artistic license for you! … Continue reading

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Sorry Harrogate You Smell but Your Flowers Do Not!

As an infrequent visitor to Harrogate I had not previously been caught by the noxious pong or town centre smell until last Saturday that is. I pooh-poohed my wife’s idea that it was farmers muck spreading and wanted to blame … Continue reading

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