10 Jun 16

Homegrown Food Festival Northallerton 2016

This summer you’ll find Little Wren Pottery at the Homegrown Food Festival, in preparation for this you might have found there has been less in stock ready to ship items available on Etsy and Folksy. I’ll have lots of new items for sale at the event including a small number of yarn bowl seconds!
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27 May 16

North Yorkshire Fracking Vote

For a few days last week Northallerton’s County Hall was the focus for a big news story; the vote by local MP’s to allow Fracking in North Yorkshire. Fracking was approved 7 to 4 and the outcome was almost inevitable – it’s very hard to ignore all those jobs and money that the new wells will bring.

It’s a shame because I think it reflects on the broader issues of energy. Our dependancy in the UK on fossil fuels and the stunting of investment for developing existing energy technology and potentially as yet undiscovered forms of generation.
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26 Nov 15

Northallerton Archaeological Dig

A few weeks ago in town I’d heard about an archaeological dig happening over at the old Rutson Hospital in town. Some of what they’d dug up was a bit of pottery!

This ceramic dish was discovered on the site both it’s size and level of decoration are quite impressive. Due to the age of the piece it’s likely that its a lead based glaze but the colours were quite surprising. The decoration in the centre has quite a contemporary look about it considering its medieval.
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4 Sep 15

Zumba Northallerton

A few weeks ago Helen who runs Zumba classes in Northallerton was asking for testimonials about her classes and that got me thinking. I’ve been attending Helen’s classes for about a year or two now and she’s a great instructor. Her routines themselves are easy enough for beginners, complex enough for them to remain interesting for the regulars but above all fun!

Helen’s attitude shines through her classes and encouragement is great if you want to push yourself or just make it through the end of a class when your feeling tired. It’s like having your own personal cheerleader and I realise she doesn’t just do it for me but for everyone who attends her class and that’s what so clever about what she does.
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