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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.










Personal Experience of a Personal Trainer

In 2002 I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, it was raging out of control

I was feeling pretty low and not enjoying life in general. I really knew I had to do something positive for myself.

A couple of years ago I enrolled a personal trainer, Jason Feavers.

I truly felt foolish. I really didn’t want to exercise and was scared and reluctant as to what was going to be expected from me. Jason is absolutely fantastic and explained how the roles of a P.T has changed over the years. No more push push for the burn and more lifestyle coaching. He works with several professionals like Elaine Wilson and Suzanne Brue and believes very strongly research and making positive changes. Jason is very encouraging and uses persuasive instruction. He must be a very clever man because he has actually in succeeded in getting me to exercise without it actually disliking like it. He has a very simple philosophy and that is that the exercise must be something you enjoy. He also works with people who in training for goals like marathons, climbs, events etc. A diverse spectrum.

So far I have tried Nordic walking, power plate, TRX, kettle bells, boxercise. I have started dancing in both ceroc and salsa.

On the positive side, my diabetes management has really improved so much so that I have managed to be taken off 1 of the tablets, and made lots of new friends and tried new experiences.

I would defiantly recommend a personal trainer. Choose your tranier carefully and make sure you are both working towards the same goal. It really can be a positive step.

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

York Mexican Food

Fiesta Mehicana
Fiesta Mehicana is a great place with a fun party atmosphere, so if you’re after somewhere for an intimate romantic meal for two, this isn’t place for you! The whole restaurant is decked out in bright colours, with hundreds of sombreros hanging in the ceiling to give it a loud, fun feel of Mexico. There’s an extensive menu, with all the Mexican favourites – burritos, fajitas, chimichangas, nachos and more – and all with a choice of different meats or vegetarian options. All the food is made to order, so be prepared to wait a little while if it’s busy. The good thing is that it’s all really fresh and it means you can specify how hot or mild you want it, depending on your taste-buds. There’s also a great range of cocktails, including a wide variety of some very nice tequilas to choose from for shooting, slamming or sipping! It’s not too expensive either, so it’s a great fun night out that won’t break the bank.
Fiesta Mehicana reviewed by Helen

Gluten Free Restaurant

El Piano
El Piano is one of my favourite restaurants in York and has to be one of the best places to eat for vegetarian and vegans in North Yorkshire! The tapas style menu has plenty to choose from and everything is 100% vegan and gluten free, including all the wine and beer. I’ve eaten there lots of times with friends who are vegetarians, vegans and red-blooded meat eaters and they’ve all loved it! The food is all prepared fresh in the restaurant, so you do have to wait a little bit longer than usual, but it’s definitely worth it as all the food is delicious! You can either choose individual dishes or, if you’re in a group, order a selection to share. The restaurant is very relaxed and colourful, with a choice of different rooms to eat in each with its own unique character. The sunshine room is my favourite for a group; you all sit on big slouchy floor cushions around a long low table, so it’s very relaxed! The service is great; all the staff are very friendly and happy to explain the menu to those who need it. It’s also very reasonably priced too

El Piano is situated in Grape Lane in the city centre of York

This review was composed by Helen receptionsit at the York Priory Guesthouse