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NEWS | Girl About Founder Lyndsey Joins Actress Natalie Anderson & Atomic Kitten Natasha at Wellbeing Event in Leeds on 5th September. GET YOUR TICKETS!
It's been a funny few weeks for me, my boobs and Archie. We've been up and down like yo-yos and I was seriously considering stopping breastfeeding.
I can only describe our digs at Camp Katur in Yorkshire as something created by giant-size Borrowers. All sorts of crap borrowed from everywhere and turned into something quite useful, functional and very practical. A recycled/upcycled mastermind. The thought that has gone into Bears Place and all that it's made of it truly genius.
Soak up the seaside atmosphere at one of Yorkshire's outdoor pools, reservoirs, freshwater beaches and lidos this summer. Here are 9 of the best spots in Yorkshire to strip off, jump into your cosi, dive in and pretend you're on the Costas.
Featured Reviews & Recommendations
Emma (AKA Girl About West Yorkshire) and I were invited to this fabulous little bistro that is Elsworth Kitchen located just off Skipton High Street, right next to the canal and quite new to the Skipton dining scene. We were given the warmest of welcomes by co-owner Rebecca who radiated so much enthusiasm for Elsworth Kitchen - a venture founded by this lovely lady and her hubby Bruce. It's less than a year old and was opened by the delightful duo following Bruce's career as Head Chef at The Angel at Hetton for 20 years and Rebecca's role as Bistro Manager at The Devonshire Arms at Bolton Abbey.
It’s not every day you get to eat in a restaurant where the head chef made it to the 2019 Roux Scholarship Final, so when I was invited to have lunch at The Cavendish Hotel on The Chatsworth Estate in The Peak District, there was no way I would miss the opportunity. Dad was my date for this lunchtime delight. He appreciates good food and wine, and it’s a long time since we have spent time one on one, so felt like the perfect plus one for the occasion.
Now that we’re half way through Veganuary, you’re probably starting to get a little bit bored of lentils. So, we have sought out the ten best vegan places to eat across Yorkshire, giving you a bit more inspiration for these last two weeks (and beyond).
Girl About Travel
I can only describe our digs at Camp Katur in Yorkshire as something created by giant-size Borrowers. All sorts of crap borrowed from everywhere and turned into something quite useful, functional and very practical. A recycled/upcycled mastermind. The thought that has gone into Bears Place and all that it’s made of it truly genius.read more
A year to the day and myself, my husband and our two children were midway through our 10th Wedding Anniversary trip of a lifetime to Sri Lanka and now this incredibly beautiful and captivating little country is in mourning.read more
A weekend at Casa Turnilla Yoga Retreat in the picture-perfect Spanish town of Estepona on the Costa A Del – just a hop, skip and a jump away from Marbs – is a fabulous little 2 night wellness break for anyone looking to get away from it all for a few days to practice some personal wellbeing.read more
GIRL ABOUT WELLBEING
Living with and coping with anxiety can feel like, and mean something different to everyone, rearing its head at different moments in life – often feeling like a full force body swerve to the mind that you’re not expecting. It arrives often with no warning, without invite, and certainly isn’t a one that anyone chooses to have hanging around like a purple cloud of smog just slightly out of reach that you can’t quite put your finger on.read more
I look back on my breastfeeding journey as a series of unfortunate events and one that’s hard to share.
I loved being pregnant and embraced every stage. I was well informed for delivery, was relaxed and went into hospital calm and ready to deliver my boy with a lose plan ready to move through the different scenarios that I’d inevitably face, which I believe set me up for a smooth birth.
I love it for the bond and the closeness I instantly felt with Evelyn. I had a traumatic birth which ended up in c-section and felt in many ways that my body had failed her. Breastfeeding was my way of remembering that my body was capable of amazing things and was able to nourish and provide for Evelyn’s every need.read more
GIRL ABOUT FOOD
I had a bit of a late awakening when it came to halloumi. For years, all I knew about it was that it squeaked. Squeaking cheese? No, I’ll pass, thanks. However – there came an occasion, what, about a year ago, when I was feeling particularly bold and tried it at a BBQ. I believe the phrase is ‘game changer’…read more
Hands down the easiest chicken pie recipe you will ever find, and the whole family loves. Even my babies wolf it down!read more
This recipe came about when I raided the cupboard a year or so ago and realised I didn’t have much in! What I did have was garlic, fresh chillies, soy sauce and chicken.
It’s a delicious meal that even my kids love (if I don’t put too many chilies in). Takes about 5 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook.
MEET THE EDITOR – LYNDSEY
Wife to Mr T, mummy to Ted & Ferne and Founder & Editor of Girl About.
Our mission is to create a platform where women across the UK can represent their own city or region on a national level and tell their stories to a country-wide audience – lots of local blogs making up one giant platform of reviews, recommendations, recipes and real-life stories.
It’s to create an online space where readers can find honest and candid reviews, and relevant and relatable content both locally and nationally.
We hope you enjoy reading our stories, thoughts, ideas, recommendations and reviews and we always love to hear yours.
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