Not sure Gary Oldman will be sitting next to you- Dracula on the bus to Whitby Abbey


I don’t know about you, but I love horror films, I thought Gary Oldman was great hamming it up as Dracula, and of course there was a bit of eye candy ( Keanu) on offer, although I’m not allowed to watch them on my own or when it’s dark. A novel method is being used to entice people to the haunting Gothic splendour of Whitby Abbey.  The spooky ruins that inspired Bram Stoker to write Dracula is featuring on thousands of bus tickets during April and May in North Yorkshire.   
Perched high on cliffs on the North Yorkshire & Cleveland Heritage Coast, Whitby Abbey is one the most atmospheric historic monuments managed by English Heritage.
The bus tickets (pictured) feature an imposing image of Whitby Abbey silhouetted against a dark sky that adds to the foreboding quality of the location.  The company that created the ticket campaign believes bus passengers in North Yorkshire will be intrigued by the image and drawn into finding out more. 
James McGrath, National Sales Executive at Ticketmedia, said:
“I think people will find it difficult to forget the image we have used on the ticket.  It shows the Whitby Abbey as I think Bram Stoker saw it, a place exuding a shadowy spirituality and atmosphere that intrigues and beguiles people who visit it.”
Each of the 250,000 bus ticket also offers passengers £1 off entry to the venue.  


I have been watching the latest Jimmy McGovern offering on BBC2,a drama surrounding a group of prisoners and their guards “banished” to Australia, what strikes me about this series is how integrated the captives and guards appear, and what lovely teeth everyone has, anyway apart from this I am addicted. Well now I have the chance to do a bit of stir down under for real, well not queit,the Unesco listed Fremantle Prison  near Perth  has under gone major redevelopment to become a YHA hostel, the former cells have been transformed into ,single double and family rooms with of course the obligatory air conditioning and Wi-Fi. Prices are from £15pp.


Not for those who shop at Primani

Possibly not one for those of us who prefer to purchase what might be called disposable fashion, the latest walk around the streets of Paris is one for those whose clothing must have the correct labels, taking in the humble beginnings of some of the best known names in fashion and the exclusive fashion houses on the Camps-Elysees, it takes approximately 3 hours and costs £55 pp., I can think of better ways to spend three hours in Paris, but each to th

eir own.



Case that holds two phones

You may well ask why? Maybe it’s to hold your burner! Am I watching too many American TV programmes, probably. Given that 2014 was the year when the number of mobile devices in the world outnumbered the number of humans for the first time*Many professionals who frequently travel abroad for work now need to stay connected via different cellular networks, while for others, carrying two mobile phones is the key to managing a healthy work/life balance and keeping work and private life separate. Until now there has not been a solution that allows the people to carry two mobile devices safely and accessibly in one stylish case, but help is at hand from a new innovative, luxury dual phone case, PearPeel. Luxury leather dual phone case prices from £45.


Slip into Something More Comfortable

Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth, the headline exhibition for Chatsworth in 2015, opens on Saturday 28 March 2015. Encouraging new insights into the historic house, the exhibition incorporates leading contemporary designs, alongside the private collections of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.

The exhibition showcases two specially commissioned designs for Chatsworth. Raw Edges presentsEndgrain seating, situated in the Sculpture Gallery. This piece’s clever use of vibrant hues neatly references the 6th Duke’s desire for a colourful space to house his sculpture collection when the gallery was originally built in the 19th Century. Counterpart by Tom Price will be on display in the Chapel and consists of two blocks that sit together, but are materially and diametrically different. The dark block is made from coal, a reference to the mineral rights held by the Devonshire family while the other, lighter block directly references crystals in the mineral collection at Chatsworth.


In time for Spring,more flights added by American Airlines.

Customers of American Airlines can look forward to increased daily, direct services from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) when the airline adds new daily flights to the two cities beginning on March 29th and March 30th respectively. For more information on new schedule contact