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Thank you Leeds

Posted by on 29 May 2012 | 0 Comments

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Wow - what a wonderful weekend Leeds Loves Food proved to be.  Wall to wall sunshine, and food from all corners of the world to sample and enjoy.  The smells of paella, tacos, venison burgers mingled and wafted across the square - delicious.

We met so many people who share our passion for fresh local food, simply cooked to maintain its special flavour and high quality.  Thank you everyone who suggested places to shop for good quality food - all over the UK.  We had recommendations from as far afield as Bristol and Northumbria, with plenty from West Yorkshire.  Its going to take me another few days to get all of them onto the website.  Thank you again.  Together we can help to keep the small businesses on the high street.  Now we have found them, we all need to use them.

The next newsletter is due to go out at the end of this week, but I think it might have to be delayed until early next due to the Bank Holiday and another show to attend; this time in Mansfield.  I have added all the new requests for the newsletter from Leeds.  If you would like a copy, just go to the home page and sign up.  There is no charge.

Let me have some of those recipes you talked about at the weekend, and I will publish them on the website for you.  Keep things simple so that the most novice cook can produce the meal.

Don't forget to keep those recommendations flooding in - we can only get these directories to work with your help.

See you in Mansfield, Tuesday 5 June.

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Deep Tread Cracking

Posted by Sharon Eason on 17 May 2012 | 0 Comments

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Look for this problem

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Are your tyres an accident waiting to happen

Posted by Sharon Eason on 16 May 2012 | 0 Comments

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Are your tyres an accident waiting to happen.[http://sharoneason.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/are-your-tyres-accident-waiting-to.html] My caravan will be two at the end of the month.  

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Fire and Fumes

Posted by on 10 May 2012 | 0 Comments

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At the risk of appearing to jump onto the band wagon, I want to remind everyone to check that their gas and electricity systems are safe. Too many accidents have happened in the past few days, see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-17980441 and http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-17981586, and it is vital that we prevent recurrences.  How safe are you? Do you have a working smoke alarm in your caravan?  OK it is a nuisance when it does not recognise toast or crisping bacon, but it is very simple to press the 'silence' button when you are cooking, and it might save your life at other times. Do you have a carbon monoxide (gas) sniffer in your caravan?  They are not yet...

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Genetics - or food faddies

Posted by on 3 May 2012 | 0 Comments

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The Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/9241088/Vegetarians-may-be-genetically-disposed-to-avoid-meat.html suggests that people who 'don't like the smell of meat' may be genetically programmed that way.  Fine, wonderful, but they should not be allowed to insist that everyone should become vegetarian, or imply that a vegetarian diet is in some way superior for the health of the nation. Personally, I am allergic to nickel.  Nickel is found in a huge range of vegetables, and so if I and many other people with a similar problem were to eat those foods, the result is an extremely unpleasant and persistent eczema.  How healthy is that? Why do we never see any articles about the negative effects of a vegan diet, or...

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Insuring your caravan- a guide

Posted by Rachael Miller of moneysupermarket.com on 1 May 2012 | 0 Comments

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Rachael Miller from moneysupermarket.com has offered this advice to everyone who owns or is thinking of buying a caravan.  It is timely advice coming at the beginning of the summer holiday season.  No one wants to think about the worst happening to them, but with proper insurance the blow can be softened. If you are looking to buy a caravan or already have one then it is vital to ensure that you have the right insurance in place.  The type of caravan insurance that you need depends on the type of caravan that you have and what you will be using it for. Here are the three main types of...

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