Categories
Politics

Still confused about AV?!

May 5th 2011 is the referendum on the potential change to our voting system. In the run up to this referendum, I’ve found it difficult to understand the benefits or downfalls to the current and the alternative voting system. In fact, there has been little information out there at all. All we’ve been told is […]

Categories
Leeds Local food

The Source Launches in Leeds

Last Thursday saw the opening of a new food venture at Leeds Kirkgate Markets. The Source has a prime spot in the tangled web of stalls. Going in by the left entrance it’s right there in front of you, which is very handy, especially as they have produced a guide to where different food stalls […]

Categories
Signs

Childishly amusing…? Just me then.

Signs like the ones that follow, amuse me greatly. It’s a basic and childish humour admittedly, but what’s so great about being pompous and grown up eh!? Menorca seems to be a hive for good signs… we’re going back there in a few weeks, so I’ll see if I can find more! ‘Chompy’ was the best […]

Categories
Leeds Local food

Get your chops around this

I was driving to work last week, and there was a big new sign on the roundabout in Horsforth: Horsforth Asparagus, available to purchase 4pm – 6pm. I’ve never seen local asparagus advertised before, and was immediately intrigued. On my way home I stopped off, and the whole thing was quite exciting… I turned off […]

Categories
Signs

Is this a bad sign?

Whilst in Menorca last year, I saw this: I took it as a sign. Hahahahaha.

Categories
Feature Leeds

FEATURE: Bettakultcha – storytelling in the 21st century

Storytelling is verbally sharing a narrative, whether true or imagined. It began as an oral tradition; stories were committed to memory and passed down through the generations, until the written word came along and captured them in a new form. Storytelling is essentially what happens at Bettakultcha, although it wasn’t necessarily what I was expecting. […]

Categories
Leeds Politics

Dinner with Ed Miliband

WARNING: Politics(!), and dinner. (They’re not meant to mix are they??) After the General Election last year, I was terrified of what was about to come, so promptly raced over to Labour’s website and became a member. I am not a particularly active member at the moment, but felt I needed to do something to […]

Categories
Music

A Deeper Understanding of Kate Bush in 2011?

Kate Bush is creating again! This is great news for fans such as myself. I was, however, a little disappointed to learn that her next album, Director’s Cut, will be a reworking of tracks taken from her two earlier albums; The Sensual World (1989) and The Red Shoes (1993). Deeper Understanding is the first single […]

Categories
Signs Trips

An escape to Bakewell….

A week ago, Mr M and I disappeared off to Bakewell in the Peak District. After some stomach clenching, breath holding swoops around the tiniest and darkest of roads we arrived in the small town famous for its tarts. Not to sound too British(!) but the weather was amazing! It was a little pocket of […]

Categories
Blogging

Entering blogging land… here goes!

Hello! So here is my brand new shiny blog! I’m a novice to this blogging lark and to be honest, quite scared of it. It feels a bit like my first day at school, and I feel the need to shuffle around and look at my feet in a pink cheeked fashion. Also, right now […]