This is an annual addition to the Harrogate event scene where suppliers of every kind of home development product come to showcase their wears. There is everything from the smallest door handle to building your own house Grand Designs style. There are free workshops throughout the show to get you started in your development journey. As Simon and I approach our 32nd Bathroom we are always looking for new design ideas and seeing what products are on the market so will be attending on the Sunday. I enclose a link for free tickets
Olio app for food waste
If you follow us on our social media you may be aware we are doing a few articles on money saving tips as well as being keen on environmentally sound ideas.
So as part of this series I introduce to those of you that havn't heard of it the OLIO app - this is both to give away unwanted food items or to collect them. We have used it if say we need to give away items that can't be frozen for example eggs - you simply register on the app and you can give items away or collect them - especially for items comming up to their use by date. We understand in this time people are being both careful of money and the environment so this can be a useful tool. People have used it to set up centeral banks for time sensitive food that the food bank won't take which means only one drop off and one collection if people are short for time.
The Great White Food Festival
Internationally famous chef Marco Pierre White and other top chef's such as Pierre Koffman and Jean Christophe-Novelli taking the center stage.
VIP tickets with exclusive access to the stars and close up demos of them preparing their signature dishes as well as new techniques will be performed live.
3 halls of stands of producers and suppliers will also be avaliable for your viewing and tasking pleasure and we are hoping that this tasty event will become a highlight of the Harrogate annual calender.
Festival of Flavours at Harlow Carr
Harlow Carr Harrogate brings as part of their ongoing calendar of events the Festival of Flavours. This event is all about showcasing foods and flavours with special guest Chef appearances by Masterchef 2022 winner Eddie Scott and finalists Yemi Abimbola Adelekan and Afsaneh Kaviani who bring their individual skill and style while using seasonal fruit and veg. There will also be opportunities to meet local suppliers and ask questions.
More money saving tips (2)
We use - https://www.trolley.co.uk/app/ to get the best deal on our over all shopping - its all very well "experts" saying go all over to get the best deal on each item - its time, energy and petrol which we often don't have. Trolly tells you where your overall shop will be cheaper - say beans are 10p cheaper in once place but chicken is £1 and you want both - you are better going to the 2nd shop - and compares instantly from the 16 big supermarkets so you can see which is the best near you (ie Tesco being the cheapest but if you don't have one its not much help)
York Unlocked 2022
York Unlocked is a special program where during October you can see into some of the ancient buildings in York that are not normally open to the public on special guided tours - https://york-unlocked.org.uk/about
Gain insite into these medieval, Roman and even Viking Structures
buildings included are - Garforth House, The Hudson Quarter, Kings Manor, Bootham School, Herbert House, The De Grey Rooms, 23 Stonegate (York Medical Society), 92 Micklegate and York Explore - though you have to book these through the web site in advance.
As part of my money saving tips - Book web site for Arc readers - this is for new authors or authors needing reviews - you are given a free copy of the book to read in return for an honest review. You tick what kinds of books you like - say crime, smut or Science fiction - lots of choices and then every day you are sent an email with options. There is no obligation to read a particular number you can read as much or as little as you like and know you are helping authors get a new book launched - and if you are like me its a small thrill knowing you are getting and advance copy!
As part of my money saving tips series - email newsletter with free books straight to your inbox.
Money Saving Tips 1
As we all know money is a tricky issue right now and every one is being careful about their budget - so I am going to share some hints and tips which might be useful to our customers
So tip number 1 - I don't know if you are a reader or would like to be sign up for this site - hundreds of free books avaliable on a variety of formats - https://www.romancebookworms.com - I just picked up about 50 and there is no time limit - ie you buy them for free and they are yours forever.