My Yorkshire Garden

My Yorkshire Garden
Leah's Yorkshire Garden

Boundaries in life are important and especially in garden design. We took our wild and woolly farmyard trying to create four distinct “ rooms”; a dining outdoorsy side garden, a football play area in the front of the house .....

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Leah’s Yorkshire Garden

When we first moved to the old farmhouse, in the Dales, the garden lay under a thick carpet of snow. The farmyard was still by land with barn, small stable, grass, 3 apple trees and a clump of mint but a view to die for. Four children, a live- in caravan, a barely habitable farmhouse was our priority. With few green fingers between us, talk about a learning curve…

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The Art of Marriage

The famous saying of medieval mystic, Mother Julian of Norwich seems apt today. It has been my personal mantra for many years but I would also like to share with you the words of another wise woman who said, “Never confuse a wedding with a marriage. A wedding is easily arranged, (I’m not so sure about that!)

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Life is Full of Circles

Life is Full of Circles
Ribblehead Viaduct

Many years ago when I was a student in Leeds, term began for me with a journey from Glasgow Central through the moors southwards. When we reached Settle I knew I was almost there but it was usually dark. By then I knew all the stations of the Thames Clyde route: Carlisle, Appleby. Kirkby Stephen…

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