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UK Christmas Markets: Leeds v. Manchester

As Christmas draws ever nearer, the multicultural metropolises of the north turn into magical festive wonderlands. Leeds’ Christkindelmarkt is a smaller, condensed German Christmas market, whilst Manchester has a sprawling network of markets, with the largest market being that located in Albert Square.  756 more words


The Park 271/300

Today’s photo from ‘the park’ shows Temple Newsams stable block. Nowadays this houses the café, shop and information centre.


Repeal Day Blogger Challenge: The Old Forester Kentucky crème crush

Presented with the challenge by the good folks at Old Forester to create the perfect cocktail to celebrate Repeal Day, I couldn’t turn down the chance to give it a go (especially combined with the offer to head down to… 615 more words


A cocktail masterclass at Jake's Bar

Every now and then you get presented with a unique opportunity to do something you have never done before. This happened to me recently when I was invited down to Jake’s Bar to take part in a private cocktail making masterclass with Dave, the manager, using Old Forester bourbon. 504 more words



Today a recent Buzzfeed was posted on to Facebook: http://www.buzzfeed.com/kellyoakes/you-should-be-writing

It’s great to see academia branching out into ‘modern’ social media when I usually picture it hiding away in a dusty library of books, and that other academics feel the same way (did I just refer to myself as an academic?) 6 more words


I Love The Library

A photo-essay of images exploring Leeds Central Library.

Libraries are wonderful places, full of knowledge, stories and secrets. Without them, our world would be a far less beautiful place. 14 more words


Happy Places #04 - Running to a Meeting Last Week

A little peek at the sunrise the other morning before heading up to work.