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Visit York Racecourse Event


York Racecourse


Pam Jackson and Darren Wiseman

 

I was invited to a behind the scenes event by Visit York at  The York Racecourse. 

This was a fabulous event taking us into areas where the public would not be allowed to go. The Weighing room, the Changing rooms and The Stewards room. We were entertained with insights and stories by William Derby Chief Executive & Clerk of the Course, James Brennan Head of Marketing and Sponsorship and Tony Lee Operations Manager. 

It made me realise in particular just how lucky we are to have such a fantastic race course. Easy to see why they call it the Ascot of the North. 


I also didnt realise just how many different events they hosted throughout the year all nothing to do with racing at all.

Whilst we were there Gillian Cruddas reminded members of the Scandanavian Choir Tour which is a free event in York on 26th may 2012. Fun evening of music and song from Scandinavia and England! 4 Norwegian choirs will perform as part of their weekend festival in York: Nordstrandkoret, Unn-koret, Porsgrunn Sangforening and Ostre Gausal Sangkor.

Plus for some local flavour the South Bank Singers from York and the Four Quarters Quartet from Ryedale.


Harrogate Flower Show well worth a visit





The Harrogate Flower Show is well worth a visit whilst visiting if you are visiting York around 26th – 29th April 2012.









Its run by the RHS and is often refered to as the Chelsea of the North.





There are gardens diplays, flowers, stalls, demonstrations, Flower arrangement competitons Cookery Demos



Harrogate is only 20 miles from York so is an easy distance to visit the show.









Do have a look around Harrogate town whilst visiting its a quaint little spa town.










Start early for Christmas shopping







Around this time we start to think of the kids returning to school and the autumn months ahead. Suddenly we acknowledge that Christmas is just 16 weeks away. Now is the time to start preparing. Don’t get caught out with the snowy weather like last year, start your shopping early.





We have a great solution
We have a regular group of ladies who are sisters but live in 4 separate corners of the UK. They meet up here every year for the weekend. They buy all their Christmas shopping then spend their evenings wrapping all their pressies together in their rooms drinking wine and listening to music laughing giggleing and generally enjoying each others company

What an excellent way to deal with all that Christmas shopping.


If this appeals to you The York Priory has started reducing the prices on our our midweek and Sunday nights leading up to Christmas. It is always best to call the reception team 44 (0)1904 819022 to discuss the availability, rates and make a booking


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Location:York,United Kingdom

Selby Abbey and York to Selby Cycle path





I had a go to a meeting in Selby yesterday so it was a good opportunity to visit with my father in Law at Bubwith and then on to Selby. Bubwith is a village between Selby and Market Weighton. Interesting little village with a Nature reserve and a cracking little Deli called Jug and Bottle.

I knew the bridge at selby is closed to cars so we parked up on the otherside and walked over into the town.

Selby is a traditional old market town, famous for its Bank Holiday Monday giant market.

It has a beautiful Abbey there and a great sports centre.

We took a meal just opposite is a lovely restaurant Number 8. I had heard so much about and it certainly lived up to its reputation.

Some guests bought there bikes with them over the Eater break and rode from York to Selby along the cycle path said it had been very enjoyable, its about 14 Miles

Location:Selby

Easter Bank Holiday Monday at Temple Newsam




Bank Holidays are always very quite in the hospitality trade. Its the time we have our bit of R&R after working most of the weekend. Yesterday was no exception. My sister (Acres Dene) and I decided to take the dog for a Nordic Walk at Temple Newsam




What an absolutely glorious walk it is, you can walk miles,uninterrupted totally traffic free, in peaceful countryside. We walked 4.5 miles including bridlepaths, georgous bluebell woods and saw rare breed cattle. Boo our dog just loves it.

A good tip is to take a drink and a snack with you or even a pic-nic you can fill an entire day if you really enjoy the great outdoors.