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Review: Still Alice at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

An emotionally dramatic production showing there can be light in the darkness Having enjoyed reading Still Alice a couple of years ago (as much as you can enjoy reading about something so sad) I was pleased to see that The West… Continue Reading →

Just des(s)erts

Saying I have a sweet tooth is an understatement. I love chocolate. And biscuits. And milkshakes. And ice-cream. And cake. Don’t forget about cake. I love December, not because of Christmas, but because you can eat chocolate first thing in… Continue Reading →

Brunching with babies

There aren’t many places that can accommodate 17 adults, eight babies and all their accompanying paraphernalia for brunch, but luckily Leeds’ Revolucion de Cuba is up for the job. The antenatal class I went to had a reunion recently, which… Continue Reading →

Checking in with my core

Nine months of being pregnant is hard work – particularly those last few months when you have such a heavy bump and start to really feel the strain on your back. The toll on your body doesn’t end once you’ve… Continue Reading →

Review: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

One of the best shows I’ve seen in years It’s no secret that I’m a massive fan of the West Yorkshire Playhouse and all the productions they put on. I’ve seen some amazing shows there including fantastic dramas (such as Death… Continue Reading →

Upcoming: What’s on at Leeds Town Hall

What better way to start the New Year than by booking lots of fun things to do. Although I’ll struggle to get out as much as I used to now Baby Preston is here, I still hope to be able… Continue Reading →

ODEON Luxe Leeds Bradford – enhancing your cinema experience

I love going to the cinema. My first Loving Leeds Blog post was about the Showcase cinema at Birstall retail park, and what it was like after its big refurbishment, so it was nice to be invited to another cinema that… Continue Reading →

Upcoming: Jordan Mackampa at Oporto

From a very early age, my two main passions have been music and writing. Hobbies have come and gone over the years, but these two have remained, so I’ve been rather chuffed to receive invites over the last year via my blog to… Continue Reading →

The true spirit of Leeds: How Manjit’s Kitchen turned a nasty experience into something brilliant

There are many wonderful things about Leeds. I’m such a fan of the city that I created this blog to shout about it to friends and strangers across the UK so that they could make the most of their home… Continue Reading →

How to do a beer festival right

Earlier this year, Northern Monk Brewery hosted Hop City Beer festival. It seemed like a really cool event and was one a few of my friends were excited about, however it wasn’t something I was interested in attending as I don’t drink… Continue Reading →

It’s a little quiet over here…

You may have noticed that things have been a bit quiet on the blog recently. I have a very good excuse for the lack of posts however – Baby Preston arrived on the 1 October and he’s been keeping us… Continue Reading →

Upcoming: Light Night 2017

It’s that time of year again when Leeds is lit up with a variety of creative and impressive light and art installations. Leeds Light Night is returning for its 13th year and is once again taking place over two evenings… Continue Reading →

There’s no business like show business: pitch your musical theatre idea

As you may have gathered from previous blog posts, I’m a big fan of the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Home to such a fantastic variety of brilliant shows, I was pleased to hear that it will be used as one of… Continue Reading →

Treating my pregnant self

In true Han style, I’ve been ridiculously busy the last few months (mainly enjoyable stuff!) but have decided that at 33 weeks pregnant, now might be a good time to start slowing down and thinking more about what my body… Continue Reading →

Eat Leeds: Discovering a new and an old favourite

So as I mentioned in my last blog post, lots of restaurants and bars in Leeds took part in “Eat Leeds Week” last week, where they offered either two or three course menus for £10 or £15. I used this as a great… Continue Reading →

Upcoming: Eat Leeds Week

As you’ll have gathered if you’re a regular reader of the blog, one of the things I love most about Leeds is all the fantastic places you can go for food. Not only is there a high volume of cafes,… Continue Reading →

Catching a killer

Having enjoyed other treasure hunts around Leeds, and knowing how much my friend Chloe likes a good murder mystery, I was pretty excited to see an event advertised on Facebook for a city-wide manhunt, promoted as a cross between Cluedo and PokemonGo!… Continue Reading →

Celebrating at the DoubleTree by Hilton

Every now and then, I’m amazed at how lucky I can be. I felt like this at the weekend after receiving an invitation to review the DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds on an evening that just so happened to coincide with James’… Continue Reading →

Upcoming: Sound stones at the Sculpture Park

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park has been on my list of places to blog about for ages. Just a short distance from Leeds, it’s one of West Yorkshire’s best attractions and somewhere I like to take friends when they come to… Continue Reading →

A treasure hunt for grown-ups

As I’ve mentioned in an earlier blog post, I’ve done a couple of “treasure hunts” in Leeds – both very different. This post is about the GPS pub treasure hunt, more suitable for adults. I went on this treasure hunt… Continue Reading →

Upcoming: Opera North’s trio of outdoor concerts

I’m really pretty excited about these three events. The Orchestra of Opera North is going to be performing three very different outdoor concerts for its “Opera North in the City” weekend. Taking place from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 July, the… Continue Reading →

An example of an excellent weekend in Leeds

This is a short blog post as I’ve actually already written about all the events I want to mention (click the links below to read the previous posts). I just wanted to give a “real life” example of what a… Continue Reading →

Going on a treasure hunt

I’ve been on two treasure hunts in Leeds – both very different and lots of fun. One is more suitable for families, smaller groups and uses a traditional pen and paper approach, and the other is better for larger, older… Continue Reading →

Good food and good vibes at The Good Luck Club

I love discovering great new places in areas of Leeds that I wouldn’t normally go to. It would never occur to me to turn left out of the train station, along Whitehall Road, to enjoy an evening out with friends… Continue Reading →

Upcoming: The Accordion at Lambert’s Yard

I’m always on the lookout for interesting sounding concerts so I was really excited to receive an invitation to attend ‘The Accordion’. Hosted by Manchester Collective (a creative arts organisation “comprising some of the most exciting musical talent from a new generation… Continue Reading →

Pre-baby bucket list

My life is going to drastically change later this year as I’m expecting my first baby in October. Although I’m determined to still be sociable and attempt to leave the house, I know that long gone are the days where… Continue Reading →

Fine dining at Iberica

Iberica has been on my list of Leeds restaurants to try for a while now. Although I walk past the Spanish tapas restaurant every day I’d not yet had an excuse to visit, despite various friends recommending it to me,… Continue Reading →

Quizzing and eating – my new Wednesdays

Don’t ask me to do something on the first Wednesday of the month, because I have plans. As of last month, it is now tradition for me to go with a group of friends to the Waterstones book quiz and… Continue Reading →

March for Men

The team at Prostate Cancer UK got in touch with me recently to tell me about their search for walkers in Leeds to take part in their “March for Men”. March for Men brings people together to celebrate the lives… Continue Reading →

Eating at Ox Club

Ox Club has been on my list of restaurants to try for a while now. It’s located in Headrow House, the four-floored bar, restaurant and events space, run by the same guys behind Belgrave Music Hall. You know what a… Continue Reading →

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