Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Monday, 6 March 2017

Sunday Morning Breakfast

A half eaten breakfast you say from the photo, as the fried bread had already  had a nibble out of it. I had just cooked breakfast for my French guests on Sunday morning -or should I say un petit dejeuner when the whole family were in raptures about it taking photos. You must take one too they said as all too often as I carry the breakfasts through to the dining room do I think I should have taken a  photo .I am more bothered about getting it to the table hot and havent time to take a photo. My camera was to hand so I snapped one and then another after the breakfast had been tackled.  I think the empty plate says it all ....et Papa had an extra slice of black pudding too .

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Valentine's Day

Jack always says you shouldn't have to do anything special on Valentine's Day to prove you love someone .Is that a very true statement or is it because he doesn't want to buy a card. Well I always join the multitudes and find a card which I think suits us.

We had planned to go out with a couple of friends who we hadnt seen for a while and Tuesday was the only night we could all fit it in so a night out on Valentine's Day it was.

It is 11 years since we went to New Zealand on the 14th Feb and only after I was looking through the photographs later that I realised I had worn the same jacket as I did when we did that long long flight to the other side of the world.

We went to Manchega in Ripon which is run by the lovely Magdalena who also owns Pampas just outside Sutton On Forest ,where we have had many a good meal.  They serve delicious steaks and Magdalena promised to take one over Ripon for Jack. Talk about being spoilt.  He did very well as it was cooked rare to perfection and although I enjoyed the tapas, the squid was very good but prefer the food they serve at Pampas.

We walked across the market place at ten past nine and if I had realised what time it was we could have rushed a bit to let our friends listen to the Hornblower .Of course it wasn't George Pickles Mr Ripon Hornblower Extraodanaire but the Hornblower saw us and bid us goodnight.


Saturday, 4 February 2017

Someone Like You - Van Morrison.wmv





Someone Like You - Van Morrison.wmv



Cant believe this was 9 years ago ... and yes I would do it all again ..... and asked Jack and he said yes too xx



Does that sounds mysterious ! After knowing Jack for over 30 years we finally made it official in Columbette in the West Indies .At the top of a mountain overlooking the Pitons Mountains .





Friday, 16 December 2016

Busy day with a different hat on ......


Friday, 16 December 2016

The Ryedale Business Award Finalists

Today the finalists were announced for the First ever Ryedale Business Awards.www.ryebas.co.uk.

The Judges were

Councillor Linda Cowling.
Ian Rogers
Richard Shaw


The finalists are as follows

Learning and Development sponsored by Alex Yoxall Photography

Ryetools
The Jones Partnership
Viva Hair

Community Contribution  sponsored by Handy Mag

Helmsley Walled Garden
Libby Butler Jewellers - Carolyn Frank
Terrington Stores

Young Entrepreneur sponsored by Ryedale District Council

Fergus Court Funeral Services
Gemma Richardson
GVT Painting and Decorating

Innovation sponsored by Vale Radio

Consultancy Team
High Farndale
The Stick Man


Rural Diversification sponsored by Anna Lupton

Happy Paws Boarding
Deepdale Farm Weddings
Studford Luxury Lodges

Start Up Business sponsored by Federation of Small Businesses

Horsetown Beers
The Cutting Shed
Willow Green Estate Agents


Long Standing Business sponsored by Pearson and Ward [Ware and Kay]

Claridges of Helmsley
RV Rogers Roses
R Yates &Sons
Terry Elsey Tyres

Ryedale Champion sponsored by Gillies Jones

Cuckavalda Gundogs
Easterby Racing
Tommy Banks


The winners will be announced at the Ryedale Business Awards which are to be held on Tuesday 24th Jan 2017 at the White Swan of Ampleforth by kind permission of Simon Parker, Robert Fawcett and Edward Fawcett who have sponsored the event.

Tickets are available  £15  from Handy Mag Office in Market Place Malton or Anna Lupton on 01347 868526. Cheques made payable to Ryedale Business Awards.

Breakfast will be served at 9.30am  and the winners announced by Vale Radio and transmitted live throughout the morning.

The event will end at 11.30am.

The White Swan will remain open should anyone wish to stay on for further celebratory drink and lunch will be available to be purchased.