The Yorkshire Three Peaks is a challenge hike in which walkers take on Pen y Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in under 12 hours. It is a reasonably challenging 24/25 mile day hike that offers a variety of terrain and some wonderful views across the Ribble valley. I’ve written about my two experiences of completing the

Dining out in Bristol – Pieminister and The Stable

I am, thanks to the occasional trip away for work, no stranger to dining alone. This has both its advantages and disadvantages. I like to use it as an opportunity to choose when and where I want to eat, hunting out restaurants that offer something a bit different, local, with nice settings. On a recent trip to Bristol I

Afternoon Tea at Bettys

One of the things I like to stress is that living life to the full – enjoying the journey – is not only about adventurous experiences or travelling to distant lands. There is everything right with enjoying the finer things in life, and close to home. Last weekend LincsGeek and I headed up to Harrogate, one

Rock+Paper+Scissors – A New Crafterie in Lincoln

Last week a new cafe opened in Lincoln. A friend and I went to check it out at the end of the week and I think it’s fair to say we both fell in love with the place. Rock+Paper+Scissors is a “crafterie”, that is, a cafe, a place to do crafts, and a shop. Run


Last weekend I am very happy to say that I conquered the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. The challenge is to walk the Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in 12 hours. We started at Horton-in-Ribblesdale 8.10am and arrived back at 7.40pm – 11 hours 30 minutes will do me! I tell you, that hot chocolate at the

Year in Photos (22 Dec 11) – Cafe Things

Saw this sign… well yes! 22/12/11: We sell cafe things

Year in Photos (17 Sep 11) – Rainforest Cafe

Ever fancied dinner in the middle of the Rainforest (storms and all)?!  Head to the Rainforest Cafe on Shaftsbury Avenue in London and you’ll get exactly that.  We were surrounded by fish, gorillas, elephants, snakes, talking trees… (Yes I said talking trees!). The food was good too – I had Nachos, Ribs (sorry, “Major Mojo Bones”) and