Yorkshire Sculpture Park – Spring 2017

I’ve just come back from a return trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. I first visited in January 2017 and I enjoyed it so much I couldn’t wait to go again. As per my visit in January it rained, this time it was torrential, but it didn’t really matter because there were so many new exhibits on…

Mary Quant in Manchester

I’ve never heard of the Gallery of Costume in Manchester. I’m well aware of the Costume Institute at The Met in NYC, particularly given the annual Met Gala on Monday night, but when my o/h suggested we visit the one in Manchester, it left me slightly confused, and a bit miffed that I’d never been…

Bustling Bilbao

Spain has never really been on my radar as a holiday destination. Sure I’ve been to Barcelona (who hasn’t?) and Madrid too, plus (ahem) a few trips to Marbella in my youth. But Northern Spain, the Basque Country had never really entered my head until I read that Louise Bourgeois was exhibiting at the Guggenheim…

Super Cool #Stockholm

I’ve travelled a fair bit around Scandinavia and the Baltic States but somehow Stockholm has eluded me – until now that is. With the announcement of cheap fares by SAS Go direct from the North of England we didn’t have an excuse not to visit. So, after a mammoth seven week half term (our daughter…

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

If you want to sample some of the finest sculpture in England, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is the best place to go. It had been recommended to me several times, by several different people, but for some reason it took me ages to decide to make the drive over to West Bretton, near Wakefield in…

Outstanding #Oslo

  I worked in Oslo as a young twenty-something. I was heading up the PR for the merger of two Telecoms companies and flew back and forth from the UK. All I can remember about that time was meeting rooms and transit airports. In those days there wasn’t a direct flight so I either flew…