Tuesday, 5 July 2016

La Ruta Martiana : Tapas Tuesday in Palma



Every Tuesday night various bars in the Sa Gerrare neighbourhood of Palma de Mallorca offer tapa or pinxos and a drink for 1.50-5 euros. It's a brilliant deal, you get to try all these delicious foods and its just a fab way to spend the night, hopping from one place to the next. Here's a rundown of some of the bars I went to on my recent trip to the Mallorcan capital:
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Friday, 1 July 2016

Palma De Mallorca - The Perfect City Break Destination


I'm always trying to convince people to go to Palma de Mallorca, I tell them about the great art galleries, the food scene to rival Barcelona's, its charming old town and how rather slick and glamorous this thriving city is. And yet they are skeptical, I think its because we all went on those family package holidays on the island when we were little (around 15 years ago mind) with holiday clubs, and hotel entertainment and British food. These resorts still do exist but Mallorca and particularly its capital offers so much more.

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Thursday, 30 June 2016

June 2016 Recap

June was both incredibly good and rather shit: Blazingly hot summer days to cold and wet miserable ones, a fab trip to Mallorca followed by major post-referendum blues. Here are my rambled thoughts on this month:
  • It was picnic season earlier this month and I went all out. I'm talking a posh wicker basket, new picnic blanket, and so much tupperware. If you're going to go picnicking, do it right!
  • Im making extremely slow progress with my driving lessons. I'm not a natural that's for sure, and I really really hate roundabouts! Am I meant to enjoy these lessons?!
  • I went to a couple of Art exhibitions, one was my brothers masters exhibition, the other was Matt Collishaw at Fountains Abbey. 
  • I had a complete reading slump that began with Black Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin. This is a crime thriller, it is supposed to be page turning but I gave up half way through and its been about a month and I'm only starting to get back into reading. Not happy Julia!
  • Days out this month: Harlow Carr, Bolton CastleFountain's Abbey and Constable Burton Hall and Gardens.
  • We're leaving Europe. It's awful and I haven't heard anything thats making me feel at all better about it.
  • I think I've replaced books with podcasts. My favourites right now are Casefile True Crime and Untold: The Daniel Morgan Murder. Any recommendations? 
  • Highlight: a three night stay in Palma, Mallorca
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    Sunday, 26 June 2016

    Things to do in Yorkshire | Bolton Castle

    Castle Bolton

    Yorkshire is a county awash with medieval castles and jagged ruins, so what makes Bolton Castle so special? Well, for a start its location in the heart of Wensleydale gives a truly stunning view from every angle, even from the gardens outside you are faced with this breathtaking landscape surrounding it
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    Saturday, 25 June 2016

    Jen Campbell - Brexit Is Coming


    Sometimes you have no words on a day like today. So here are some from Jen Campbell, a wonderful writer, poet, bookseller and youtuber. 

    Here's hoping I wake up tomorrow and it's all been just a terrible dream....
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    Friday, 17 June 2016

    20 ways to find adventure in the everyday

    So, I made a list. This one is for those times when you're feeling a bit bored, fed up or restless. When there are no trips away to look forward to, you've spent all your money on boring adult stuff and yet you want that experience when travelling and exploring something new:
    Driving in the Yorkshire Dales. Squint a little, pop some Tom Petty on and pretend you're on the American Highway

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    Sunday, 12 June 2016

    Tripping over in Lisbon

    Every year around Easter, me and my family take a trip somewhere, and every year it is an absolute chew on deciding where to go, with four competing opinions wanting vastly different things from a mini break. This year we eventually settled on the Portuguese city of Lisbon. It offered a mix of culture and history, it is by the sea (always prefer waterfront cities) and a lot warmer than the UK right now.
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