Everyone with a warm heart loves autumn. If ever a season said 'cosy', it's autumn. With its long, romantic walks under trees of red and gold and its delicious, soothing, hearty soups, it is easily the best season of them all. There are so many things you can do in autumn that you just can't the rest of the year, so as you plan out the October half term or just need a few ideas of what to do now that the nights are drawing in; here is our ultimate bucket list. Let us know if you have any autumnal traditions in the comments section below. Conker fight Sometimes the old ones are the best. Nothing says autumn like a handful of shiny conkers. Searching for the perfect conker to take down your opponents is a childhood tradition. And luckily we have already put together a comprehensive guide on the best places to find conkers in Merseyside. Hearty soups Yes, it is soup season too. Sometimes there is nothing better than a hot bowl of soup on a blustery day. Why not try this recipe for sweet … [Read more...] about The ultimate autumn bucket list
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This week we meet Julie Cadman, corporate services manager at Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service. She tells us about her career, interests and her biggest inspirations. TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF I’m Julie Cadman, aged 58, and I live in Stone. GIVE ME AN OVERVIEW OF YOUR CAREER SO FAR I have worked in fleet management for the Vauxhall Group and executive roles within the pottery and ceramic industry, and the NHS. I spent five years working for JCB, for different directors, stationed at factories including Uttoxeter, Cheadle and Rocester. But my favourite role at JCB was working as executive assistant to the late Founder – Mr Joseph Cyril Bamford CBE – who I admired greatly. I spent seven years working at Stoke City Football Club where I was EA to the chief executive and first team manager, and secretary to the Sir Stanley Matthews Foundation. After attaining my management diploma, I also took on the role of HR manager for the club. During my time at the fire service I … [Read more...] about Julie Cadman on her career, life and ticking off her bucket list!
Video PUBLISHED: 12:07 10 September 2018 | UPDATED: 18:13 10 September 2018 Cheddar fondue, crispy onions and BBQ sauce (left) and chicken satay, pickled cucumber and peanuts (right) at Bucket List in Norwich Credit: Louisa Baldwin Archant Fresh from opening their first shop in Cromer, you can now get your Bucket List fix in Norwich too. Bucket List first launched in Paul’s Lane Car Park in Overstrand in June last year and sells 800ml tubs of fries with a range of toppings such as garlic mushrooms, lasagne and chicken satay. The toppings change daily and after a successful year on the coast, owner Nathan Boon opened a permanent shop in 9a Hamilton Road in Cromer in August. He has also brought a taste of the seaside to Norwich and opened in Castle Mall Gardens in Norwich on Wednesday August 29.Jamie - chef at the Bucket List Credit: Victoria PertusaREAD MORE: Amanda Holden arrives at Jake Humphrey’s 40th party in Norwich by helicopter Mr Boon worked as head chef … [Read more...] about Bucket List loaded fries stall opens in Norwich
Years ago, the notion of an 'Irish cuisine' or foodie scene would have had tourists choking on their bacon and cabbage. Today, there are Michelin-star restaurants in Belfast, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny and Waterford. All has changed. World-class produce, confident chefs and restaurants, tasty trails and festivals have combined to create a distinctly Irish food and a distinctly Irish way of serving it. The results are inspiring travel like never before. Here's our bucket list. Pack an appetite! 1. Smoked salmon sandwich with seaweed pesto Where: Eithna's by the Sea, Mullaghmore, Co Sligo What: With views of the harbour and blackboard specials declaring the daily catch from Donegal Bay and beyond, this is a prime spot to savour the fruits of the sea. Owner Eithna O'Sullivan brings something special to the simplest of dishes. Her open sandwich of sliced Donegal smoked salmon, served with capers, lemon and tossed salad leaves from the organic Tattie Hoaker Farm in Cliffoney, is transformed … [Read more...] about The Irish Foodie Bucket List: 30 dishes worth travelling for
0 Have your say From a dream family holiday in Florida, 10-year-old Katy Holmes was suddenly diagnosed with a brain tumour. As she lay poorly in a hospital bed undergoing gruelling treatment, her parents desperately tried to keep her upbeat by reminiscing about their time at Disney World and promised to take Katy back there when she was better.READ MORE>>> Penwortham mum will hike Vietnam trail in memory of Katy HolmesMum Paula, 41, who lives in Penwortham, near Preston, says: “We went to Florida in August 2011 and Katy was diagnosed with the brain tumour in the October.“While Katy was in hospital, we tried to fill her with positive thoughts and talked about our trip to Disney World.“I then asked Katy if there was anywhere else she would love to go and we’d take her there when she was better.“At first Katy said simple things such as going to Alton Towers and the Trafford Centre to do Christmas shopping.“But then I … [Read more...] about In memory of brave Katy Holmes: Paula Holmes is travelling the globe to fulfil her daughter’s Bucket List