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Yorkshire Tea – the number 1 tea in the UK

Yorkshire Tea – the number 1 tea in the UK

According to the Yorkshire Post, Yorkshire Tea, has become the number 1 tea in the UK - congratulations! Not only is it the number one tea in the UK, but it is made by local company Taylors of Harrogate who have really strong community, environment and sustainability...

Small Businesses and the Environment

Small Businesses and the Environment

Great article on the BBC website about what  the Honey Pot Cafe in Penzance is doing to do its bit for the environment.  We want to do our bit too, it will be difficult at first, but as we grow with the business we hope it all becomes second nature.  This is what we...

Malton for Good Food

Malton for Good Food

One of the things that attracted us and our family to the Vale of Pickering was the small town of Malton, a lovely market town that like many places in the Vale of Pickering wouldn't be out of place in the Cotswolds.  Malton, now famed for its good food, whether that...

A Visit to Malton

A Visit to Malton

We popped up to Malton to visit our new solicitors and accountants, as we are that stage where things are starting to feel very real.  A visit to Malton is always worthwhile - its a proper little market town with the complete range of shops you'd expect to find...

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Hello and welcome to our website and the start of our great big adventure as we go about moving to North Yorkshire to take on a small self catering cottage business in the Vale of Pickering - which stretches from the market town of Pickering in the West all the way to...

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Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon

Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon

Hosted entirely on the private Birdsall Estate, the Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon is organised by the Birdsall Estate and the Northern Ride bicycle shop in Malton.  This offroad mountain biking event is run for one day a year (in 2020 on the 7th of June) and is a...

Coffee Cups and Christmas

Coffee Cups and Christmas

Here's a story that caught our eye. North Yorkshire coffee shop Baltzersen's, based in Harrogate, has since 2018 stopped using disposable paper cups. By their own admission in this Facebook post they have lost out financially because of that decision, but still stand...