All posts tagged: Sherburn-in-Elmet

Bert’s Barrow – Love Farm Shop

You know how I crave locally sourced food – I’ve just discovered a whole barrow of it at a super farm shop, in the delightful North Yorkshire countryside. Bert’s Barrow, near Hillam, North Yorkshire Started up by Marlene and Ian (Bert) Thompson with a cart at the side of the road and an honesty box, they sold locally sourced seasonal vegetables in aid of the village defibrillator fund. Now a new farm shop is tucked into an original barn with hens roaming outside in the area where you can sit and enjoy an ice cream. The family, Charlotte Wells Thompson and Jason Thompson are now developing the farm shop and a veg box delivery service with plans passed for a tea room…Whoop!! The welcome on entering the shop is warm and friendly, and inside the door sits Bert’s original cart. It is piled up with tempting locally sourced food products and at the rear of the shop is a mouth-watering display of seasonal fruit and vegetables. You just know that produce available in farm shops is …

Split Second

I always liken finding the right hairdresser to finding the right boyfriend – it can take a lot of wrong ones to find the perfect match. So I was really pleased to find a perfect award winning hair and beauty salon tucked away on the main street in the village of Sherburn-in-Elmet, in North Yorkshire. Split Second is headed up by Julia Westlake and her team. I’d grown bored with my DIY blonde hair, grown out layers and generally needed to change it up a little. After a consultation with my stylist Kirsty to discuss what I wanted to achieve with my hair, a cup of tea was delivered. Kirsty suggested adding some blonde just through the top of my hair and around my face. So after foils were applied I settled down to make a start on this months book club read, The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas. Thirty minutes later Kirsty did a neat cut to frame my face, and some serious good fringe reshaping. Finally I got to see the completed look …