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Latest Posts from Ellie Bickerdike

Our Top 10 | Places for Afternoon Tea in Yorkshire

Afternoon Tea. It’s an iconic British tradition dating back to 1840. Anna Maria Russell, the seventh Duchess of Bedford and friend of Queen Victoria, is known as the creator of this dainty delight. Anna would become hungry around four o’clock in the afternoon with still four hours to wait before her dinner was served fashionably late at eight o’clock

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Our Top 5 | Child-Friendly Ice Skating Rinks in Yorkshire

With February half-term here, we’ve sought out the best child-friendly ice skating rinks across Yorkshire. Perfect for complete beginners or younger children, these ice rinks have dedicated family sessions and ice skating aids. We won’t judge if you use them yourself – nobody wants to do a Gemma Collins in front of their five-year-old.

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Our Top 10 | Vegan Cafés in Yorkshire

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).

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REVIEW | Champagne Afternoon Tea at the Black Swan in North Yorkshire

Hi, I’m Ellie and I’ve never had afternoon tea before. Yep, you read that right, this is my first ever afternoon tea. A struggling, skint university student – you’re much more likely to find me stuffing my face with cheesy chips at 3am in the morning than enjoying dainty finger sandwiches and cream scones. It is high time I got a bit more sophisticated and sampled this iconic afternoon treat.

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