Holme is where the heart is.

It has been a while since I’ve posted. This Winter, we’ve been very busy moving house and then we had an emergency family situation to attend to. However, Spring has finally arrived and the weather is gorgeous at the mo, at least it is here in West Yorkshire! The cherry blossom is well and truly fluffed here now!

We spent a lovely, well overdue day in Holmfirth. Holmfirth is famous for being the location of ‘Last of the Summer Wine,’ but it is interesting to see it has a clear identity of its own, separate from that well loved classic programme.

Holmfirth is buzzing with newly opened shops such as the gorgeous bookshop Read. Read. is a lovely small but perfectly formed shop, with an eclectic range of books. What I love about good independent bookshops is that you do find a more interesting and uniquely curated selection of titles that you tend not to find in larger chain bookshops. There is a lovely children’s section in the shop too with a wonderfully comfy chair. Read. runs local events for adults and children and it is well worth checking out their website here for further details.

After our perusal around Read. we went to Bloc for some lunch. Bloc is a fairly recent café in Holmfirth that is clean and modern in design. They serve a unique and varied menu that is based around different kinds of toast. I decided to sample the gorgeous cinnamon toast with banana and maple syrup. They also serve a range of hot drinks, I had a decaf latte with soya milk which was lush.

We walked by the river where we noticed a number of new shops and cafes had opened up since we visited last and ended the day in second hand bookshop Daisy Lane books which also has an eclectic range of titles. Overall, Holmfirth is well worth a visit, so if you’re in the area, why not drop by?