Category: General

Linton Falls – Fantastic Local Attraction – Linton

After a not very filling meal at Grassington House, we headed to the wonderful Forester’s Arms where we enjoyed a single pint, well I did anyway, being ever fearful of the next days’ cycling. Once we had drunk enough sugary liquid calories and yeast water (cider and beer), we headed to Linton Falls, which is a popular attraction in Grassington / Linton. The popularity of the waterfall is no doubt due to it being an easy stroll from the National Park car park in Grassington. A footbridge leading from Grassington to Linton spans the fall. It is the fourth...

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Tremors – Fun Silly Nonsense Film 1990

Let it be known that I adore Kevin Bacon. This film is perhaps not his best (Footloose might qualify), but it is the only one which he has watched again, according to the man himself. This film follows the story of handymen Val (Bacon) and Earl (Fred Ward) who find themselves embroiled in an extra terrestrial – or should it be sub terrestrial – attack on a town called Perfection. The ridiculousness is almost unpalatable at times but the film is overall a funny, accessible treat which I recommend. Unsuspecting handymen Val and Earl pass though a sleepy, dusty...

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The Secret Bistrot – Well Kept Secret Morecambe

Having wandered around Morecambe a little, been told to f off by a local, and escaped to Lancaster, we returned to Morecambe for a spot of dinner. The Secret Bistrot is not really that secret. The name is emblazoned across the window above the Palatine pub, where the drinks from the bistrot are sourced. St Nick and his ruby red shirt began the evening with fresh moules marinieres. These were freshly caught and beautifully cooked. They were tossed in garlic and butter and finished with a cream and parsley sauce. I do not care for seafood generally so did...

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Fela with Ginger Baker, Live! Album of the Month June 2021

Where to even begin with this magnificent album? 1971, collaboration with Cream drummer Ginger Baker, which Fela pronounces most wonderfully. Fela Kuti has a rule that he would never play songs in his albums during live shows, which frustrated fans to no end but is a remarkable badge of consistency and integrity for the artist. Consequently we have an album of the month comprised of four original songs which were never to be performed again. Let’s Start The first tune is called O l’oun t’awa se n’yara Je k’abere which means ‘let’s start what we have come into the...

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Nibble Hull – Excellent Marina-Adjacent Eatery

Would the reader believe that by the time I got round to writing this review, I was back in Hull. I returned to Hull after a beautiful 400km ride from Morecambe to Bridlington to Hull, with a brief interlude in Knaresborough. Anyway I digress. Nibble was an absolute delight of a breakfast. We alighted here before going on to Hull Minster for an interesting Sunday service. I watched the Catholic Mass later on for completion. We were lucky to get in as shortly after our arrival the restaurant was swamped. I had the mezze breakfast which included spinach, hummus,...

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