Such tasty food!

Cook imageThank you to Mike Jarvis and his team at Cook! (14 West Park) for offering us such an exciting taster session. From starters, through main courses to desserts, we experienced a delicious selection of food. It was really interesting to hear the ethos of the Cook! brand and learn about the source of the food and the quality of the ingredients. The company provides frozen meals to suit most palates with detailed information about the ingredients – suitable for either oven or microwave cooking, or both.

So, what was our favourite dessert? Let’s just say that it was ….. wonderful!

Caring can be a rollercoaster ride

Helping handsWe often talk about people being ‘carers’. In the media we read about the numbers of people who are carers, both young (children caring for a parent) and old (caring for siblings, spouses and parents). How well are people prepared for their role? And ….. what is it really like to be a carer? Each carer has their own story to tell and each is unique. Here is another, which featured in the Guardian newspaper this week…..

The world’s best restaurant ….. in Yorkshire!

Black Swan in Oldstead NYCongratulations to the Black Swan country pub in Oldstead, which has been voted the world’s best restaurant by customers. It beat other famous restaurants such as Raymond Blanc’s ‘Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons’ in Great Milton and Heston Blumenthal’s ‘The Fat Duck’ in Bray, as well as many famous international establishments. Follow this link for further details.

Fancy a day trip?


At our July meeting, we had a lively discussion about transport provision in the Harrogate District. As well as finding out about a whole host of transport providers including Happy Wanderers, local taxis, HARCVS etc, we heard about ‘Vamooz’ – a new service provided by the Harrogate Bus Company. So, here are a few suggestions of day trips which might interest you.

Follow this link for further information.

Can you help?

Guy Standeven

The Forum has received a request for information from someone who is researching the life and career of Guy Standeven. Guy used to be a member of the White Rose Players in the 1940s and later joined the West Riding Theatre. He had a prolific career in both television and film.

Did you know him? Are you able to provide information about him?  If so, please contact the researcher …… Continue reading

It’s ‘free wills’ month again

uk-will-writing-network-will-roseIf you haven’t yet made a will, or you need to amend an existing simple will, now is the time to do it. In association with various charities, some solicitors are participating in a scheme for ‘free’ wills, this month. To find out more click here.

You  may have seen advertisements for cheap options for will writing, but be sure that they are suitable for your circumstances. For more information, follow this link.