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The tight northerner in me can’t bear to bin the half-eaten pork pie and two thirds of a bowl of trifle. Half empty tubs of cream, brandy butter, pate. And cheese! Red cheese, white cheese, smelly cheese, cheese with fruit in it, goats cheese... every type of fucking...read more
We couldn't contain ourselves as we laughed hysterically at probably the most fitting of all the resemblances - the late Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright, AKA Two Fat Ladies. Once my mum and I were togged up in all our many winter layers,...read more
Do you leave everything to the last minute? When it comes to organisation I'm about as useless as a pedal-powered wheelchair - I haven't even thought about what food I'm going to put in front of 14 family members in just 10 days time never mind ordered it. For many of...read more
My top 5 Office Christmas Party hates: 1) Pre-ordering. An office of 50 choosing three courses in October and having to remember them in mid-December does not work. And there is always one annoying person who ordered beef and has since decided they are now a f**king...read more
A trip to the North Pole on the Polar Express There's a lot of really rubbish Santas around this year folks. Few manage to really pull off the magic of Christmas for those that struggle 'to believe' (mainly those over the age of 10) like Weardale Railway's Polar...read more
It involved being pretty much arse-holed from the moment we got in the mini-bus at 10am on the Friday morning, to landing back at Manchester 72 hours later. A three-day diet of chips, pizza, two full Irish breakfasts and a 3am Doner Kebab with all the trimmings...read more
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Girl About Yorkshire is a personal blog written by me – Lyndsey Thomas – a thirty-something Yorkshire-born, haphazard mum of two. I blog candidly about life with a focus on my love of food, fun, family and life in Yorkshire.