16 May 14

BBC Good Food show Harrogate

I don’t like being negative on the blog but sadly it was going to happen at some point; A food fair that I didn’t really enjoy. While there were some good parts of the day I came away feeling a little underwhelmed.

Let’s start with the good stuff. There were some really great food producers at this event with the stand out stuff all being sweet! My favourite was easily the little round cake company whose cakes and meringues were just irresistible.
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25 Apr 14

York Chocolate festival

Last weekend I made it out to York to visit the Chocolate festival. I had a great day even though it was maybe still a little chill to be outside. It was nice to see Zouk back from the summer food fair as their Paneer Wraps are so lovely! I also dropped by El Kantina for a salad mainly because I’m on a diet but it also tasted really fresh.
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28 Mar 14

Looking back at a few custom pottery orders

March is a busy month with Mother’s Day and spring in the air, I’ve been working on a variety of custom orders and lots of yarn bowls!

This pair of yarn bowls were a design challenge, the symbol on the front is Beaivi the Sami symbol for the sun. I’ve been to Finland a few times and seen Sami symbols on jewellery, Sami are a nomadic tribal people who live in the arctic circle. In a way the Beaivi symbol is very similar to the Sun and Moon yarn bowl since they’re both celestial symbols.
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21 Mar 14

A trip to Thorp Perrow and Bedale

The weather has been improving lately as we head towards British Summer Time, its not quite as cold out and the spring buds are in bloom. After the chilly days of winter it’s nice to be able to get out and about!

Thorp Perrow is one of the RHS gardens located next to Bedale it has both formal gardens and more natural woodland landscapes. Everywhere you turned you could see very pretty vistas and something to attract the eye. From formal box hedges to untamed snowdrop woods it had a showcase for all types of planting.
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