Day out: Mabelthorpe

A  long time ago - well, it was August - we went to Mabelthorpe on the east coast. It's a place I'd never been before and one to where the poet had long promised to take me. And so, one breezy Saturday, we headed over there so he could at last say we'd been. I …

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Event: The Tour de Yorkshire, 30 April 2017

On Sunday 30 April 2017, the Tour de Yorkshire came through our village. Well, I say village, but we're actually in between two villages. Both villages had decked themselves out with bunting, banners and bikes, all in blue and yellow. At the same time, a number of amateur events were taking place with cyclists raising …

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Exhibition: The Cribs, Wakefield One – 15 February to July 2017

On Tuesday, Diane's Gig List was invited to the unveiling of a new exhibition at Wakefield One. The Cribs were formed in Wakefield in 2002 by three brothers: twins Ryan and Gary Jarman on guitar and bass, and younger brother Ross on drums. To celebrate their award-winning achievements, a small display has been set-up at …

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Day out: Leeds Christmas Market

I love Christmas and, once Bonfire Night is out of the way, I quite like to go to Christmas Markets. I don't care how big or how small they are, I just like to go and mingle, look at the pretty lights and interesting stalls, and occasionally sample the wares. Sometimes we even buy something. …

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Day out: Alrewas – 26 June 2016

Every year my dad is invited to the veterans' memorial day at the National Memorial Aboretum at Alrewas. The last Saturday in June is usually the armed services memorial day, and the veterans' memorial day is usually the last Sunday in the month. For the past 2 years, the poet has accompanied him. But this …

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