• Pitching Post Summer

      Yes, the days are getting shorter, but it doesn’t have to take a dark turn The cars headlights broke through the darkness and rain, the tarpaulin sheet at our shoes bonding us in the unholiest of tasks. Sinister thoughts swirled through my mind as I looked upon my beloved, thoughts that blamed her, thoughts that would have been utterly foreign only...
  • Krystal’s Gems: Interview with the Lord Mayor of York

    This gal got herself an interview with the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of York. What did I learn? First of all to stop underestimating how long it takes to get to interviews, second of all, just how these guys manage to get around nearly 600 events in a year without losing their cool. The 801st Lord Mayor of York,...
  • Rachel Ragg: York Life

      “A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!”   Shakespeare may have thought he was onto something big when he had Richard III utter the now famous lines. But dear old Shakespeare had nothing on the South African waiter my family recently encountered in a Yorkshire restaurant. There they were, quietly enjoying their Sunday lunch - when up popped the waiter. He took...
  • Ann Petherick: All About Art

    By Ann Petherick Do you like the thought of an original piece of art on your wall but are too afraid to buy one? Do you tremble at the idea of going into ‘posh’ galleries and having your inexperience laid bare for all to see? Well, fear no more.  So often it is not lack of money which inhibits art buying but...

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