Good Day Sunshine

Sunrise in West YorkshireThe view from a train window, travelling between Leeds and Halifax on Friday morning.   Even the industrial wastelands of West Yorkshire can look vaguely attractive at first light. I don't usually commute to Halifax by train, but

When Joce Met Jobs

I love it when I'm surprised by those I know best. A few nights ago, Jocelyn and I had finished playing a lengthy and tightly-fought game of Trivial Pursuit.  We've recently bought the "Globetrotter" edition, as this

Stuff To Do In York

So you're coming to York for our wedding, and you've decided to make a weekend or longer out of it? That's great to hear, and you won't be short of things to do during your visit. Here are some of

Eating

While York isn't as famous for it's restaurants as it is for its pubs, there are still plenty of great places to eat in the city.  Here are some of the culinary delights we've enjoyed recently: Betty's / Little Betty's Betty's

Drinking

York is renowned for having an excellent variety of pubs and bars (it's one of the reasons I decided to move here in 2000!).  The website http://www.yorkpubguide.com/ currently has information and reviews on 256 such

Yet Another UK/US Cultural Difference

This one manifested itself yesterday afternoon as we walked home in the rain from York's Castle Museum:  Jocelyn (and therefore, by naive extrapolation, every American), refers to light rain as "sprinkling" and heavy rain as "pouring&

Robin On Snow

"...icy patches on those roads, so do take care and allow extra time for your journey..." Extra time, sure - but 2.75 hours to travel 85 miles is just ridiculous. I was hampered by running out of windscreen water,