Sunday, 21 May 2017

Five good things #3

the pancake house pateley bridge

1. Three Girls on BBC One
A three part series focusing on the Rochdale sexual abuse scandal focuses on three girls who were treated horrendously by a large group of middle aged men, the sexual health worker who fought for years to get their stories heard (Maxine Peake is outstanding as Sara) and the police's lack of action when it came to charging the men when the abuse first came to light (They fucked up royally). It's heart breaking but it's a must watch so that we can educate ourselves on how to look for warning signs that young people may be in danger and how to do something about it.

2. Getting a mention in Beverley's newsletter
Imagine my surprise (and excitement) when I opened up last Monday's edition of The Letter B and saw one of my posts in the link love section! I *think* this is the first time one of my blog posts has been shared by another blogger/writer on their platform so not gunna lie, I ws pretty made up (Sign up to The Letter B here or have a nosy at Beverley's blog).

3. Aldi cajun chicken & sweet potato fries
I've been trying to eat healthier lunches whilst at work (by healthier I mean not smothered in cheese) and my current go to is Aldi's cajun chicken with a handful of their sweet potato fries (and a splodge of garlic mayo ofc). It's the perfect non-boring lunch that keeps me going until tea time.

4. Oreo milkshakes at the Pancake House in Pateley Bridge
On Sunday morning Jody and I headed to the Pancake House in Pateley Bridge to sample some - you guessed it - pancakes! I wasn't huge on them to be honest as I don't really do breakfast at the best of times but they were okay I guess. The star of the show however was the Oreo milkshake that I ordered, complete with chocolate sauce to make it look a bit more instagrammable....Delicious.

(PS how tanned are Jody's arms in the photo? I look like a milky bar next to him).

5. The holiday countdown is officially on!
A week tomorrow I will be on route to Las Vegas and I am so excited to walk out of work on Friday knowing that I have SEVENTEEN glorious days off. I can't tell you just how ready I am for a holiday and some pool days are definitely in order.

Happy Monday!

Friday, 19 May 2017

Sunday Dinner at The Forresters Arms, Kilburn

north yorkshire countryside
The boyfriend and I have been on the hunt for a new pub to frequent for Sunday dinner for a while now as our previous haunt was handed over to new owners and the food just wasn't the same after that. After a few failures we have finally found a new pub in Kilburn (near Thirsk and the white horse) called The Forresters Arms and OMG.

I chose the beef sunday dinner and for £9.95 you can't really go wrong. Fluffy mash, a massive Yorkshire pudding and tender beef, fresh vegetables, flavoursome gravy and peppered* roast potatoes. Jesus H Christ I'm not kidding when I say I was in carb heaven - I could have easily eaten another portion.

However instead of ordering for a second Sunday dinner (that would have been ridiculous), I instead opted to peruse the dessert menu before settling on the chocolate fudge cake with ice cream and shortbread crumble - which was another winner despite my tummy groaning at me by the time I scraped the last few morsels into my gob.
As the sun was shining we ate our meal outside and it was just one of those really nice days. Good food, good company, good conversation...Oh and we also witnessed a middle aged fella going home in a JCB digger. Only in Yorkshire eh?
One of the best things about living in North Yorkshire - apart from the beautiful greenery and the crisp air - is definitely the abundance of country pubs and I'm so lucky that I get to live in such an awesome place.
Can any of my fellow Northerners (ideally based in North Yorkshire) recommend any other Sunday dinner spots? I'm always on the lookout for a new place to grab some grub!
*(Fyi, peppered roasties? Total game changer).
Sunday Dinner at The Forresters Arms, Kilburn
Dessert at The Forresters Arms, Kilburn