Food 2018 – Pairings, York

Sunday, 8th July 2018 – Pairings, York For lunch on Sunday in York we took Richard’s at Rascills recommendation and sought out Pairings on Castlegate. He said we’d like it. He was absolutely right. Some of the seats looked a bit “medieval instruments of torture” but we found some chairs rather than bar stools and…

Travel 2018 – York, Day 3

Sunday, 8th July 2018 – York Sunday morning saw us not in a tearing hurry, but with a vague plan to get a close look at the rest of the city walls, and possibly pop into a museum, before stopping off somewhere for lunch. It was a fairly flexible sort of plan, and we were…

Theatre 2018 – Richard III, Rose Theatre, York

Saturday, 7th July 2018 – Richard III, Rose Theatre, York Word of Europe’s first pop-up Shakespearean theatre, the Rose, had been circulating round last year and when the tickets went on sale, and we realised that one of the plays on offer was Richard III, we knew we had to get tickets. We’ve been to…

Travel/Food 2018 – York, Raskelf, Day 2

Saturday, 7th July 2018 – York, Raskelf Saturday morning was just as warm as Friday so we were quite pleased to have a variety of things indoors or at least undercover to do, starting with a visit to the Jorvik Viking Centre  that we’d pre-booked to avoid having to queue. As we were ready a…

Food 2018 – Dyls, Skosh, York

Friday, 6th July 2018 – Dyls, Skosh, York We started the evening by stopping off at Dyls to test their cocktail list. I think it’s fair to say that service is not the fastest, but what you do get for your patience are some excellent concoctions. I went for the ‘Black Bottle’ Berry Lemonade, made…

Travel 2018 – Day 1, York

Friday, 6th July 2018 – York With the lure of Europe’s first pop-up Shakespearean theatre, the Rose, to tempt us north to York, we decided it was a good excuse for a short break in a city I used to know well after numerous trips there with school or for that matter with my parents….

Travel 2018/2019 – Where Next?

2018/2019 – Baden-Baden, Berlin, Colmar, Freiburg, Helsinki, Kiev, Porto, Strasbourg, Vienna, York Now we’re back from France thoughts inevitably turn to where we might go next, because with just 25 week days to play with in a year, planning is essential. Actually, the next trip is a small UK one, as we’re off to York…