For Grassy and BusyBee

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For Grassy and BusyBee

Postby Pepper Pig » September 28th, 2017, 9:00 am

And any other Yorkies I've missed. This was on today's Guardian website.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfr ... st-britain


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Re: For Grassy and BusyBee

Postby scullion » September 28th, 2017, 9:16 am

It’s not dubbed “God’s own country” for nothing.


i have a problem with that phrase when residents of yorkshire insist it only describes yorkshire. from what i gather the phrase was first used about surrey but since has been used about places all over the world.
i think it would have more credence if non yorkshire residents used the description about yorkshire.
personally, i think it describes cornwall.
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Re: For Grassy and BusyBee

Postby Badger's mate » September 28th, 2017, 9:21 am

I’ve never worn a flat cap in my life, and my only whippet was a cross.



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Re: For Grassy and BusyBee

Postby Herbidacious » September 28th, 2017, 10:29 am

I am a Yorkshire lass too, but not the Dales bit. I didn't know it was God's own country either...
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Re: For Grassy and BusyBee

Postby Busybee » September 28th, 2017, 10:43 am

Having lived in Manchester for twenty years I have a foot in both camps, but my heart belongs in Yorkshire.

I love the diversity of countryside and never tire of the views. The Dales are gorgeous. You have to remember how big Yorkshire is, it's no wonder there is such diversity of both countryside and communities, yet there again I am biased.

Thanks for posting PP.

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Re: For Grassy and BusyBee

Postby dennispc » September 28th, 2017, 10:44 am

Gosh, it was only a couple of weeks ago there was an article that West Sussex was the happiest area on earth - it's where my sister lives so she certainly thinks so!
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Re: For Grassy and BusyBee

Postby scullion » September 28th, 2017, 12:30 pm

according to a woman's hour survey, a couple of weeks ago, i think it was east or west dunfermline, in scotland, that was voted the best place (for a woman) to live.
strangely, there were no phone calls, that i heard from cornish women -which either means that cornwall's a crap place to live - or we don't want anyone else to blow in.
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Re: For Grassy and BusyBee

Postby suffolk » September 28th, 2017, 12:38 pm

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Re: For Grassy and BusyBee

Postby scullion » September 28th, 2017, 1:05 pm

that was it (lazy me couldn't be bothered to check).

i've just looked, the whole of cornwall was 73rd on the list, so reasonably good but why are other places split into component parts of counties or cities? why wasn't the survey done on wards?
- or are we seen as just one big pasty rather than than all the different parts of the filling surrounded by a good crust
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Re: For Grassy and BusyBee

Postby Grasshopper » September 28th, 2017, 7:17 pm

scullion wrote:- or are we seen as just one big pasty rather than than all the different parts of the filling surrounded by a good crust


How very foodie! ;)

But Yorkshire IS lovely - packed with history, plenty of famous names came from here, plenty of tourist attractions, (including England's oldest paying tourist attraction - the Dropping Well at Knaresborough), lovely grub and the best fish & chips in the country! :chops:

Obtw I've never worn a flat cap & I have cats instead of a whippet. ;) :lol:

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Re: For Grassy and BusyBee

Postby earthmaiden » September 28th, 2017, 8:01 pm

If God is everywhere, then everywhere is God's own country.
... just sayin' ;)
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Re: For Grassy and BusyBee

Postby Cheezy_Jazzy » September 28th, 2017, 8:06 pm

I heard something on the radio this morning about this. I love the Skipton area, would move there tomorrow if I could.

As Grassy says we have the best fish and chips, but it always tastes even better on the coast :chops:

I also have never worn a flat cap but my late Grandad P was never without his. I have never had a whippet but grew up with Yorkshire Terriers and of course my Golden Retrievers :luv:
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Re: For Grassy and BusyBee

Postby scullion » September 29th, 2017, 8:08 am

Cheezy_Jazzy wrote:As Grassy says we have the best fish and chips, but it always tastes even better on the coast
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that may be why 'the best fish and chips in britain' was awarded to a takeaway in plymouth - and the best fish and chip restaurant to one in falmouth.

my dad wore a flat cap - he wasn't from yorkshire.
a friend of mine wore a flat cap - she wasn't from yorkshire either.
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Re: For Grassy and BusyBee

Postby Pepper Pig » September 29th, 2017, 10:39 am

The best fish and chips I have ever had, and I've been a few times now, is Ingham's in Filey. Wonderful. 8-) 8-) 8-)
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Re: For Grassy and BusyBee

Postby suffolk » September 29th, 2017, 2:37 pm

Grasshopper wrote:But Yorkshire IS lovely - packed with history, plenty of famous names came from here, plenty of tourist attractions, (including England's oldest paying tourist attraction - the Dropping Well at Knaresborough), lovely grub and the best fish & chips in the country!


I agree that Yorkshire is lovely :D ... so are very many places in the UK :D ... in fact I don't know of any county in the UK without lots of history, plenty of tourist attractions and really lovely food ... maybe it's just that Yorkshire folk raise their voices a bit louder than the rest of us when talking about their county ;) Perhaps the rest of us should take a leaf out of your book ;)
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Re: For Grassy and BusyBee

Postby scullion » September 29th, 2017, 4:04 pm

suffolk wrote: maybe it's just that Yorkshire folk raise their voices a bit louder than the rest of us when talking about their county ;) Perhaps the rest of us should take a leaf out of your book


perhaps not!
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Re: For Grassy and BusyBee

Postby suffolk » September 29th, 2017, 4:08 pm

:lol: ;)
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My late Pa wore a flat cap every day, whether driving the tractor, shovelling manure or taking Ma shopping ... he wore his best one for that 8-) He was from the Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire border.
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Re: For Grassy and BusyBee

Postby Grasshopper » October 6th, 2017, 8:39 pm

Pepper Pig wrote:The best fish and chips I have ever had, and I've been a few times now, is Ingham's in Filey. Wonderful. 8-) 8-) 8-)


Think we've eaten in Ingham's too - YUM!

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Re: For Grassy and BusyBee

Postby Herbidacious » October 7th, 2017, 8:45 am

We used to get good fish and chips near my grandma's in Cleckheaton.

I came across another reference to Yorkshire being 'God's own country' in a (reputable) genealogical context the other day. British Newspaper Archives, I think it was.
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Postby suffolk » October 7th, 2017, 8:54 am

I really don't wish to offend any Yorkshiremen (some of whom I absolutely adore) but I've always supposed the 'God's own country' description to be due to the self-perceived status of the Yorkshireman uttering it ;)
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Re: For Grassy and BusyBee

Postby Seatallan » October 7th, 2017, 10:00 am

Busy Lizzies in Skipton takes some beating in the fish & chips stakes. :chops:
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Re: For Grassy and BusyBee

Postby Badger's mate » October 7th, 2017, 10:14 am

suffolk wrote:I really don't wish to offend any Yorkshiremen (some of whom I absolutely adore) but I've always supposed the 'God's own country' description to be due to the self-perceived status of the Yorkshireman uttering it ;)



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Re: For Grassy and BusyBee

Postby smitch » October 7th, 2017, 10:31 am

I'm from Yorkshire but am atheist so have never used the expression :lol: :lol:

I do hope to move my born and bred Manc husband to the correct side of the Pennines one day though! We're currently in the middle of them, so not too far to go :lol:
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Re: For Grassy and BusyBee

Postby Pepper Pig » October 12th, 2017, 9:25 am

Today's Telegraph. Anyone been here?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10 ... est-world/
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Re: For Grassy and BusyBee

Postby suffolk » October 12th, 2017, 9:44 am

I really liked the look of Tommy Banks' food on GBM :D
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Re: For Grassy and BusyBee

Postby Busybee » October 12th, 2017, 12:37 pm

Pepper Pig wrote:Today's Telegraph. Anyone been here?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10 ... est-world/


No I haven’t been, and it’s only about 5 miles away! I don’t really know anyone locally who has been recently which is a bit odd. It had a good reputation when he first took over but since he has found national fame I can’t recall anyone who has been.

Recently I did look at the menu but that’s about it. I doubt after this publicity if we could get in.

His family farm produces some of the tastiest beef I’ve ever eaten.

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