Down with the Kids: Geronimo 2016

One of my first jobs was working for a music website, for whom I’d merrily traverse the UK and Europe, swigging beer and getting muddy or sunburned. Because of this job and my generally hedonistic mid-to-late 20s, I was quite happy when the time came to stop being a wild child, procure a husband and have a couple of children. There were only so many vegan food tents that I ever fancied...

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Exploring Staithes

It was nice for our little family to go somewhere that was new to us all. Having the in-laws in Scarborough means that it’s easy to pop out for a day to the usual seaside spots, such as Whitby and Filey. We’d never made it to Staithes though; a place that Andrew had wanted to visit for a long time. Driving to the top of the North York Moors is a trip within itself. The steep and...

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Is a VBAC Really Worth It?

It’s not a type of hoover or a designer cross-breed dog. Vaginal birth after Cesarian (or VBAC) is a term that has most probably rung in the ears of any woman expecting her second (or third, fourth, etc) baby after a Cesarian Section. My c-section at Harrogate Hospital almost 4 years ago was swift, precise and very last-minute. I had been in labour for 9 hours when the Doctor intervened. I...

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The Midland Hotel, Morecambe

I live in Harrogate – pretty much a 1.5 drive either east or west to our nearest beach. I was watching the weather forecast on a dreary Bank Holiday, and my husband noticed a patch of clear sky over the far North West. Like the a bizarre reverse version of Storm Chasers We found ourselves parking up for our first ever trip to Morecambe just over two hours later. The first thing we...

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Bulgogi Grill, Leeds

There’s little more scary than being shown to a table, where your three-year old points excitedly at something that looks like an open grill and yells ‘BBQ! Daddy, we’ll make FIRE!’. Oh, it actually is a grill. Fun. My mind is already at Wakefield Hospital’s Burns Unit. Why did I agree to bring the kids here? We had made it out of the house for one of the first times...

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