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September sunshine encourages romantic breaks


The sun brings out the romatic in us all. We are getting loads of enquiries for romantic hotels and cottages for next weekend. Availability is still good though , for example The Owl Barn Cottage near York, offers superking beds, luxury hot tub , open beams and idyllic rural location and is still available for a 3 night weekend break from Fri 14th Spetember for £250 ( based on 2 share)

February Half term in York


Why not visit York this February half term and see all that this great city has to offer. Take in the Viking Festival 11-19th February, great fun for all the family, bringing Vikings to life in the very heart of the city of York.

Check out places to stay form Country Cottages to 5 star hotels on More Weekends. Click here

Christmas Shopping in York


York is one of the UK’s prettiest cities for Christmas Shopping with its winding streets , beautiful architecture and unique and unusual shops. Add to this the many special festive festivals taking place  and the great deals on midweek stays over the next few weeks and a Christmas Shopping trip to York is bound to be  real pleasure. Save 25 % on midweek stays ( Monday – Thursday)at The Owl Barn Cottage – just £150 for 4 nights for up to 4 people. To find out more e mail

All Inclusive Weekend Breaks in York


I am thinking of creating some All Inclusive Breaks in York , intereted? Blog back.

Events in Easingwold, York, Yorkshire and further afield




The Weekender – 23-25th April


Make the most of this weekend and enjoy what is left of April !


On the doorstep …  


·         Easingwold Market – The Marketplace – Fri 23rd  – 10.00

Fresh Local produce at great prices


·         UK Riders Dressage & Show Jumping – Thornton Hill Farm – Fri 23rd – 18.00

Prelim 18 / Novice 21.


·         Table Top Sale – Newton on Ouse Parish Hall – Sat 24th – 10.00 – 16.00

In aid of the Parish Hall. More Info 01347 848578


·         Easingwold Friends Club Meeting  Chapel Rooms – Sat 24th -14.30

Tea & entertainment.


·         T Rex – The Galtres Centre – Sat 24th April – 20.00

A celebration of Mark & Mickey. More Info – 01347 822472


·         Plant Sale– Husthwaite Village Hall  – Sat 24th – 10.00

Organsied by Husthwaite & District Village Hall.


·         Easingwold Races – Rising Sun Farm – Sun 25th – 14.00

7 Races. York & Ainsty Meeting. Bookies, Bar and trade stand.


Coming Soon


·         Cake Bake – Home of Betty Rockliff – 2, Station Lane, Tollerton – Fri 30th – 14.00 – 16.00. In aid of MS. Cakes, Tombola etc. More Info 01347 838489.


In Yorkshire …



·         Whitby Goth Weekend Spring 2010 –  Whitby Pavilion Complex – Thru 22nd – Sun 25th One of the most popular gothic events in the world, attracting all generations from across the UK and around the world.

Most of the events are held at the Whitby Pavilion including the Bizarre Bazaar Goth Market,


This year’s band line-up is as follows: Abney Park, The Last Dance, Elusive,

Diary of Dreams, The House of Usher and Razorblade Kisses. More info 07988 241486


·         Skipton Beer Festival – Skipton – Thu 22 nd  17:00 to 22:00 

Fri 23, Sat 24 Apr 2010  11:00 to 22:00  Serving a wide range of British real ales, cider, perry, foreign bottled beers, fruit wines and soft drinks. Many local breweries will be represented as well as beers not usually seen in Skipton. More Info 01756 798706


·         Intermediate Level Mountain Bike Ride – Sutton Bank National Park Visitor Centre Sat 24th – 13:00 to 16:00 

Come and try mountain biking in the North York Moors with Ranger Simon Bassindale the day before the world’s elite race at Dalby Forest. A leisurely 15 mile route from the Sutton Bank National Park Centre from quiet roads to woodland single track. Blue/Red mountain bike route rating. More Info 01439 772738


·         St George’s Dragon Family Fun Trail – Clifford’s Tower, YorkSat 24 & Sun 25 – 10:00 – 18:00. Calling all dragon hunters! St George needs your help to find all the mini dastardly dragons before they distress the damsels. Your dragon hunting skills will be rewarded with a fun sticker. More Info 01904 646940





Weekend Events in Easingwold,York, Yorkshire and London



·         Ale House Rock – Live Music – The Commercial , Easingwold – Fri 26th


·         Karpenters – The Galtres Centre –Sat 27th March – 20.00

The Top of the World Tour. More Info – 01347 822472


·         Call My Bluff– Wine tasting – Husthwaite Village Hall – Sat 27th – 19.30

Bring your lie detector. More Info 01347 868247


·         Easingwold Friends Club  Meeting – Chapel Rooms – Sat 27th – 14.30   

     New members always welcome


Next Week


One week only !  Easingwold Country Market will be open 9.30 – 11.30am in the Parish Rooms – just past the library – on Maundy Thursday April 1st instead of the usual Friday market on April 2nd – Good Friday. Orders can be taken and refreshments available as usual.



In Yorkshire …


·         York Farmers Market Parliament Street  – Fri 26th 09:00 to 16:00 

Farmers’ markets take place regularly on Parliament Street in the city centre.

Farmers, growers or producers from within a 40 mile radius of York city centre sell their produce, direct to the public. Advantages include cutting out the “middle man”, reducing the distance that the produce has to travel to reach the consumer and giving customers the opportunity to deal direct with the producer.


·         Orchestra of Opera North Leeds Town Hall  – Sat 27th 19:30 

     Hannu Lintu – conductor & Amanda Roocroft – soprano More Info 0113 224 3801.


·         Planet on your plate – Harlow Carr , Harrogate – Sat 27 & Sun 28th 11:30 to 12:30 13:00 to 14:00  FIND OUT HOW WHAT YOU PUT ON YOUR PLATE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD! Dr Marty Jopson, BBC One Show scientist presents a fun and interactive show full of surprising demonstrations, things to taste and even some wriggly worms!More Info (01423) 565418.


·         12th Annual Spring Plant Fair – Driffield Showground  – Sun 28 th –   09:30 to 16:00  Christine Walkden and the Gardener’s Question Time Team.Refreshments Available. More Info 01262 488350






























Further a field … in May


Visit London in May and enjoy some special May events …


·         Chelsea Flower Show  – 25-29 May 

     The world’s greatest flower show comes to London.


·         Camden Crawl 2010  – 1-2 May 

     North London’s legendary weekend music festival.


·         London Sevens Rugby – 23-24 May 

     Watch top rugby players and enjoy the carnival vibe.


·         Vaisakhi in London – 2 May 

     Join the Vaisakhi celebrations for Sikh New Year in London.


·         Premier League Darts  – 23 May

    Watch Premier League Darts at London’s Wembley Arena






Weekend Events in Easingwold, York and Yorkshire – 19-21st March




The days are getting longer and the weather warmer. Time to get out and about and make the most of your weekend


In Easingwold …  


·         Greek Night – The Sidings – Il Treno, Shipton –Fri 19th


·         The Best of the Eagles  – The Galtres Centre – Sat 20th March  – 20.00

Presented by Talon Music. More Info – 01347 822472


In Yorkshire …


·         Malton and Norton Folk Festival-  Malton  – Fri 19 & Sat 20th  

A concert at Suddaby’s with Pete Coe – a one man folk industry. The Happy Cats – a superb mix. Two Black Sheep and a Stallion – three well blended voices. At St. Peters (Norton) – an afternoon Folk Dance with Ruth Thompson-Van Gogh and Pugwash Convention plus around the Towns – Musicians Sessions, Workshops, Meet and Greet and Singarounds. More Info 01653 696226


·         Behind Enemy Lines Lecture – Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington –  Sat 20th

If you have ever wondered what life was really like for those airmen taken as Prisoner of War during WWII, or the harrowing exploits of those that managed to evade capture, then the forthcoming lecture taking place at the Yorkshire Air Museum on will answer all your questions.


Neil Galloway, from 90 Signals RAF Leeming, will also be discussing the recent re-enactment of the 1945 ‘Long March’ of POW’s across Poland, which was undertaken by RAF personnel from across the country.


In addition, a fantastic line up of other veterans, all either POW’s or Evaders, and all with their own amazing tales to tell has been gathered and all of the veterans will be joining in the Question and Answer session and memorabilia signing opportunity that will take place after the lunch break. There will be book, print and model sales available More Info 01904 608595


·         Elgar the Kingdom-  Ripon Cathedral – Sat 20th    19:30 


Ripon Choral Society perform – Elgar The Kingdom.

Ripon Choral Society, under its conductor John Dunford and accompanist Greg Smith performs three or four concerts each year in the magnificent setting of Ripon Cathedral. The Society, with over 200 singing members, is one of the largest in Yorkshire. Lynne Dawson, Margaret Macdonald, Charne Rochford (pictured) and Jeremy White are the soloists. More Info 01969 624965



Further a field … over the Easter Weekend


Some more special Easter events … why not take a weekend break and try a spot of Easter Egg hunting ..


Beatrix Potter Easter Egg Hunt (Cumbria) 31st  March -10.00

One of the North of England’s biggest Easter Egg Hunt. 100 unique Peter Rabbit eggs will be hidden across Cumbria, thanks to The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. At 10am on 31 March 2010 a map will be unveiled on the website below giving clues and location tips to help you to find the eggs. Eggs may be be hidden in villages, gardens, by lakes or on the top of hills.


Lyme Park (Cheshire) 4-5 April 11.00 -16.00

Set your scamps running off across the grounds of ‘Pemberley’ – where Darcy meets Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice – while you take in the sheer beauty of this moorland paradise or indulge in a little retail therapy at the house shop.


Clumber Park (Nottinghamshire) 2-5 April – 11.00 -14.00

Follow the trail around the pleasure grounds and hunt for hidden Easter eggs along the way. All entrants are awarded with a yummy Cadbury’s Easter Egg prize.


Burghley (Lincolnshire) – 4 April

Think you can sniff out chocolate? Take part in the hunt around the Sculpture Garden and the Garden of Surprises and see if you can be the first to find the reward. Afterwards why not let someone else do the running around, treat yourselves to an Easter Sunday Lunch in the Orangery Restaurant. Admission to the Easter Egg Hunt is included in the price of a House and Gardens or Gardens ticket.


For details on hotels, guest houses and places to stay, call 0845 158 1412 or visit


Make more of next and every weekend in 2010.






Yorvik Viking Festival in York …packs them in


At any time York is popular, but no more so than in February when the annual Viking Festival takes place, to take advantage of great hotel deals and discounts on cottages and other places to stay in York and see the spectacular event including over 90 Viking themed events in the Jorvik Viking Festival 2009.

Valentines Weekend Breaks more popular than ever


They say romance is dead, but judging by the demand for Valentines Weekend Breaks there are plenty of romantics out there – for a wide choice of valentines day weekend breaks click here.  Popular romantic places to stay include Valentines Breaks in York, Valentines Breaks in London and Valentines Breaks in Edinburgh

love nest near York for sex starved parents


My mate Darren rang me, now I don’t quite know how to put this he said but Sal and I need some prvicay and I wondered about booking a nearby hotel for the night! Ah you mean nookie away for the kids I ventured? Just so he said! I’m not sure what is worst when they are little and coming into bed between you every night of when they are old enough to know what oohs and ahs mean and are still up when you go to bed every night !! Ok I said somewhere 20/30 minutes drive away and doesn’t have to be too glam then ? Travelodges are pretty ideal i said to be honest how about Express by Holiday Inn or  The Tavelodge York.