Post 85 – Making the most of Autumn

Over the past couple of years, autumn has slowly, but surely become my favourite season. I love the vibrant colours, wrapping up warm and not to mention enjoying plenty of hot chocolates.

If you follow Ellen Writes Stuff on Instagram, then you might have noticed that I’ve been posting plenty of autumn based piccys.

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In my opinion, this is the perfect time of the year to get out with your loved ones and enjoy some fresh air. I know the weather is cooler, but that is no excuse to miss out on this gorgeous season. Here are my top tips of what you should do this autumn:

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Post 60 – Experiencing the National Parks


There are 15 National Parks in the UK, which have been set up to preserve the wildlife and to offer the general public a place to enjoy the great outdoors. The UK’s National Parks can offer both adults and children alike a fantastic day out where they can explore, take in the magnificent views, enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities as well as learn about the area.

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Post 55 – Celebrating Yorkshire Day


Famous for its tea, terriers and puddings, 1st August or better known as Yorkshire Day, helps to celebrate everything that Yorkshire has to offer and more. Having lived in York for nearly six years, I can’t help but love this beautiful county which has a population bigger than the Republic of Ireland and Wales and only just a few thousand people less than Scotland. There are also seven cities – Bradford, Hull, Leeds, Ripon, Sheffield, Wakefield and York and an abundance of heritage sites and national parks.

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Post 35 – Must-see highlights in the City of York


On the 31st August 2009 I moved to York to undertake my postgraduate degree in theatre. The aim after the completion of my degree was to move to the capital to embark on a glittering theatrical career, however thinking of moving away from this stunning historical city was something which I could not think about. Here are a handful of ideas of what you must see during your visit to this beautiful location:

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Post 12 – Discovering the Richard III exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum

Yesterday, Jimmy and I made our way to the Yorkshire Museum, which is situated in the Museum Gardens to take a look around the newly opened Richard III: Man & Myth exhibition. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this exhibition, especially as I know next to nothing about Richard III apart from he apparently murdered his two nephews in order to take the throne. However after having a look around this exhibition, it actually got me thinking whether Richard III was actually a benevolent King, as depicted in many films, television shows and of course in the work of William Shakespeare, who portrayed Richard III as a twisted and deformed hunchback.

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