Champagne at Epernay Leeds

“My only regret in life is that I didn’t drink enough Champagne” John Maynard Keynes We recently visited Epernay Champagne Bar in Leeds. Never one to need an excuse to quaff the odd glass of champers, or two, it was on this occasion, our wedding anniversary. We have visited on several occasions but disappointingly, on this visit, … Continue reading Champagne at Epernay Leeds

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month

Today marks the end of DVT awareness month. This is a public health initiative aimed at raising awareness of this commonly occurring medical condition affecting 1 in 1000 people, with potentially fatal complications. I am disappointed that this month has not had more publicity. DVT awareness is a cause close to my heart, having suffered … Continue reading Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month

10 Things you didn’t know about Champagne

“There comes a time in every women’s life, when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne” Bette Davis 1.  It can only be called Champagne if it comes from the Champagne region in France. EU law and the laws of most countries reserve the term "Champagne" for wines that come from this … Continue reading 10 Things you didn’t know about Champagne

The Story of my Name. Part 2

  I was named after an old Irish song that was famously sung by John McCormack, Joseph Locke and my Grandad, John Tarpy. My grandfather made this song into a record, as far as I am aware, there are no longer any copies in existence. It was written by an Irish Poet, John Keegan Casey … Continue reading The Story of my Name. Part 2

How to make the most of the Weekend

It’s Wednesday afternoon and you know that you are halfway through the working week. It’s now a downhill sprint to the weekend. You look forward to two whole glorious days of spending time with family, friends or even by ourselves. Before you know it, it’s Friday and here comes the weekend! Then just as quickly … Continue reading How to make the most of the Weekend