Miss Sporting Life?

Thanks to technology, many of us lead increasingly inactive lives. We shop online, we always take the escalator and we covet an electrically assisted bike. And even though watching the Olympics on television every four years doesn’t count as exercise, it can give us a wealth of inspiration. Beginner’s level Curling – up on the […]

Growing Up In A Digital World

Like it or loathe it, we’re leaving in a digital age, and many children have learnt to swipe, scroll and select ON digital devices long before they’ve mastered riding a bike. Screen time If you’re worried that your child is spending too much time staring at a tablet, smartphone or other digital device … you […]

Strange Cat Behaviour Explained

Cats are amusing and fun to be around but sometimes cat behaviour just seems downright bizarre. If you’ve ever wondered why your cat behaves in a certain way, from kneading its paws to eating plastic bags, we might be able to offer a little insight. Head butts When your cat bumps its head against you, […]

Lazy Days

Whether you’re stretching out on a sun lounger, or just grabbing an hour’s peace and quiet in your garden, a good book is an essential in our opinion. Standard Deviation – Katherine Heiny Graham’s second wife, Audra, is warm, sociable and always ready to throw herself headlong into any situation. The total opposite of his […]

White Chocolate Filo Tarts

Crisp and light pastry cases filled with a rich and creamy white chocolate mousse – these tarts are easy to make but look impressive. Double up the quantities if serving a crowd. Ingredients: 25g unsalted butter, melted 6-8 sheets filo pastry 100g good quality white chocolate 2 tbsp milk 150ml double cream Dark chocolate curls […]

St Johns Bell Ringers

Local business man, Keith West, along with his team at PEMCO Creative have made an amazing video of St Johns Bell Ringers!  Using a special aerial drone which takes 2 people to operate, they were able to take some very unique and amazing images – check out this video ! PEMCO Creative provide business-to-business services […]

A Book fo Summer ?

Stickertopia, The Flower Garden – Mitchell Beazley Walk into any bookstore and you’re likely to see at least one shelf dedicated to grown-up colouring books. So it’s not too much of a surprise that sticker books are having a similar grown-up makeover. This one includes 30 garden illustrations, from Klimt’s garden path to the butterfly […]

Playtime & Playroom Designs

If you have space for a dedicated playroom, or can allocate a section of another room, you can keep toys contained and your children happy – and it’s a great opportunity for some imaginative decorating, says Katherine Sorrell. The key to designing a playroom is flexibility. Unless money and time are no object, frequent redecorating […]

Storage Solutions for Every Room

 Well-designed storage makes an enormous difference to our homes, so interiors expert Katherine Sorrell takes us through some room-by-room ideas. Our homes are full of stuff, and each room requires specific solutions. You could do this yourself, plotting on graph paper where doors, windows, radiators and other furnishings will go, making use of ‘dead’ spaces […]

Keep Calm and Get Colouring

Close your eyes and think back to the simple pleasures of childhood: a rainbow box of crayons on the table , beside it, a book of illustrations just waiting to be coloured in. Remember the intense concentration as you filled in the blank spaces with your favourite shades of yellow, red, purple, green and blue? […]

Things to do in Knaresborough

Visitors and locals alike will be surprised at just how much there is to do and see in Knaresborough. We have compiled a list of “things to do” which at last count was 42….but keeps on growing!  If you know of any we’ve missed, please let us know and we’ll add them on !!! From […]

Squash & Spinach Lasagne

If you fancy a meat-free supper this week then try this delicious filling vegetarian lasagne. Serve with a crisp green salad and crusty bread. Ingredients: 1 butternut squash, peeled and flesh diced 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 1 tsp dried oregano 3 tbsp olive oil 200g baby spinach […]

Good Or Bad, Everyone Loves A Top Ten List, So Here Are Some!

The top 10 most expensive motors, according to Luxhabitat: Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita – £3.6 million Lamborghini Veneno Roadster – £3.4 million Lykan Hypersport – £2.6 million Bugatti Veyron by Mansory Vivere – £2.5 million Aston Martin Valkryie – £2.4 million Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio – £2.3million Pagani Huraya BC – £2.1 million Ferrari Laferrari Aperta – […]

Valuation Event at Chain Lane Community Hub in Knaresborough

An antiques and collectables valuation event will be happening soon. The experts of Lockdales Auctioneers will be providing free valuations on Thursday 26th July at  Chain Lane Community Hub, Chain Lane, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 0AS between 10.00am-2.00pm. Valuing: Coins, jewellery, watches, stamps, banknotes, medals & militaria, antiques, clocks, pens, gold, silver, pre-1900 documents/books & […]

How To Manage The Cost Of Entertaining The Kids This Summer (Not To Mention Back-To-School Expenditure)

How to manage the cost of entertaining kids this summer (not to mention back-to-school expenditure) If you’re worried about the cost of entertaining kids this summer, you’re not alone. It’s been estimated the average family spends £389 on entertaining the kids during the summer holidays.¹ Ecommerce marketplace Groupon surveyed 3,000 parents and found that 9% […]

Holiday Clubs Summer 2018 near Knaresborough

20-31 August Grass Roots Muddy Boots, 5-11 yr olds Bluebell Woods, Arkendale both weeks & At Kirk Smeaton Woods 28-31 Aug Visit website for more info:  www.grassrootsmuddyboots.com,  sally@grassrootsmuddyboots.com   30 July – 3 August Knaresborough United Reform Church, Mon to Fri 10am to 12noon All primary aged children (inc foundation), Free club, book early Visit […]