Had a lovely birthday a couple of days ago - it's worth being yet another year older just to get so many lovely greetings from both old and new friends. But the best surprise was having Felix at home for a couple of days. Life is so busy for everyone now that times with my children are especially precious.
The pub is said to have the most complete inter-war layout of any Pub in York, as it's been virtually unchanged since the brewery, John Smith's, remodelled it in 1929. It also won the top place in The Press Pub Awards in 2009/10.
How fabulous is that, back to basics, small is beautiful and all that...? Love it and it couldn't happen to a nicer pub.
To ward off the post-birthday blues and warm up the winter days ahead, I took myself off to the hairdressers yesterday looking for a colour injection of spicy hues - I chose a copper base with purple and scarlet highlights.