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York Christmas Fayre

The last weekend in November marks the start of the Christmas season in York with the yearly event ST NICHOLAS FAYRE. It is the most lovely event with heaps of festive charm and cheer. St Nicks Fayre is a famous Christmas market situated in various locations over the city with a mixture of crafts, food,homemade and local produce. People travel from miles around to visit the Fayre and complete their Christmas shopping.These are some of the images I took over the weekend.


Coppergate Centre
Location Barley Hall




Petergate

Visiting York in The Half Term

If you are looking for things to do whilst visiting york in the half term here are some exciting suggestions for the kids.

Illuminating York Where York is bathed in digital light shows for tourists and locals alike

Celebrate Halloween at York Maze where the kids can get into ‘the spirit’ of things.

The NRM big fun with little trains

Remember its not just about the History its also about the present. We love York

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.

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

Castle Museum Tourist Attraction York Yorkshire

One of the best museums in York, (which often gets over looked) is The Castle Museum. It is in my opinion THE best museum. It is council owned and because of this does not have a massive advertising budget.Take the time to visit it whilst staying here you will not be disappointed and best of all its only a few minutes walk from the the York Priory Guesthouse

I asked my receptionist Helen to write an independent review


The Castle Museum by Helen 14Th July 2010

The Castle Museum is one of York’s top tourist attraction’s and in my opinion, it really deserves to be. I have memories of visiting it as a child on family holidays – I loved it then and I still love it now. I particularly like the recreation of the Victorian Street, with all the old shops and businesses for you to look around. There’s also prison cells and school rooms to explore too. The Museum regularly changes the exhibitions and always has something new and interesting to offer, because of that, it’s one of the few tourist attractions I still visit even now I live in York permanently. It’s a big museum with plenty to see, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to look around. And remember, once you’ve paid to get in, your ticket remains valid for for a year, so you can go back as many times as you like to see anything you missed first time around, which makes it a real bargain!