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Three Things I’m Loving This Week

Updated: Apr 6, 2018

My new book….

I have my ‘book club’ book on the go but couldn’t resist getting hold of this book as I’m being a bit of a nature lover just now, ‘Wonderland – A Year of Britain’s Wildlife Day by Day’. Just love the book cover, so pretty.

It’s by two guides to natures wonderland, Brett Westwood and Stephen Moss and takes you through the year, day by day, sharing the unexpected delights that we can experience in our skies, beaches, rivers, fields, forests and back gardens. I’m getting into a routine of having a cuppa in bed in the morning and reading the entry of the day. Today, 27 April, Stephen Moss wrote about ‘Sea’ Swallows flying up the Bristol Channel as global voyagers. A real swallow that just happens to be flying across the sea! These short paragraphs are just long enough to give me more daily insight into Britain’s wildlife.

And now back to the book club read, ‘Inferno’ by Dan Brown!!

A lovely North Yorkshire town I’ve discovered this week. Its thriving High Street is quaint, quiet and with architecture and an air that sets it apart from the rest of the district, this town is a treat to explore and discover.

Just seconds away from the A1M, the high street is always busy, but a free spacious car park hides just around the corner from Hall Square and the quaint Butter Market museum.

The pretty cobbled Hall Square was once the home of fishermen; today you will find the Butter Market Museum, an eclectic display of local artefacts, showing the history of the town’s people.

Three treasures I discovered:

I really loved this café and deli, Bowe & Co, and recommend the homemade salads, cakes and quiche with a cuppa tea or coffee.

At No 13 High Street is Artisan Home specialising in unique gifts and home interiors.

Artisan Home is a stockist of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ and a number of other well-known brands including Kew Botanical, Gisela Graham and DCUK. This local business is a haven for gorgeous home accessories and gifts, and is managed and owned by Louise.

Louise herself creates beautiful and unique up-cycled furniture pieces, from bespoke footstools and handmade lampshades, to hand-painted dressers and entire dining sets – no two pieces are the same.

I was delighted to see a branch of the famous Ripon butchers, Appleton’s. They are a pork butcher of the traditional style and been around since 1867! Boroughbridge is my secret town so don’t tell everyone!

An étagère….. 

Now I’m spending more time in the garden and continually revamping, I decided I wanted something off the ground where I can display my pots of herbs and pots of summer geraniums.

I have tracked this plant theatre from Sarah Raven and excited that it arrived today, so I’ll be filling it up quite soon and hopefully displaying a thrilling theatre of my herbs and scented geraniums.

I’ve not loved having a bad back this week, but physiotherapy treatment is in progress and hopefully I can get walking comfortably again. There is fun to be had quite soon and my Grandson to play with!

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