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Ayia Napa Medieval Festival

October 15, 2022

The final day of the 17th Ayia Napa Medieval Festival

Compared with previous years fewer in the procession. Absent some rrom Wednesday.

Ayia Napa Medieval Festival

October 12, 2022

Intercity Bus from Larnaca could not pass through to the main square (where I needed to change to local bus) road closed for Medieval Festival. I decided I would stay for the Medieval Festival.

Procession was quite short. A wander around the Medieval Market, then took my seat for the concert.

First half of the concert was spoilt by idiots standing in the aisle. When people asked them to move, they turned agressive and abusive. Where were the stewards.

I left part way through the second half of the concert.

A wander around the Medieval Market. Free red wine, a bottle of zivania.

It was then to eat, but first a massage.

York Food Festival

September 27, 2022

This should be a celebration of quality local produce, instead junk food.

My reason for visiting York. I was going to eat, but glad I did not.

Hot dogs, loaded fries, Greek food that gives Greek cuisine a bad name, adulteress cheese.

Are there no local fans producing cheese? Cheese stall at Lincoln farmers market has a better selection cheese. As do cheesemongers in York.

A cookery demo with maybe half a dozen people.

Finding Kiosk closed, I returned for a coffee. It was not good. I poured down the drain. A cyclist returned with his coffee, it was that bad.

Looking at the programme. A demo of Ukrainian food may have been interesting.

On the way from The Perky Peacock I passed by the Larder Club. Tasters to try, a food trail for the York Food Festival. Could I try? No, I had to pay for an official food trail from the a

York Food Festival.

I talked to the information stall. No mention of the food trail, and I thought not to ask.

Welcome to The Asylum Steampunk Festival food and drink guide

August 26, 2022

Steampunks food and drink guide.

Take a wander around and outside Lincoln Castle.

Avoid the corporate chains, support local independents.


  • Coffee Aroma
  • Madame Waffle
  • Stokes at The Lawn

wine and craft beer

  • Steep Hill Wines
  • Beer Headz
  • Lincoln Distillery


  • Slow Rise
  • Dough LoCo


  • The Cheese Society


  • Olé Olé
  • Olivares

fish n chips

  • Elite on the Bail


  • Pimento
  • Bailgate Deli

fresh pasta

  • Nonna Joana Deli

ice cream

  • Dennett’s ice cream parlour

tea shops

  • Bells
  • Bunty’s

sausage rolls

  • Redhill Farm Shop

Please support local independents.

Steampunk Festival 2022 day zero

August 25, 2022

Not quite what I planned today.

I had planned lunch in Castle Hill, spot a few early arrivals for the Steampunk Festival.

Weather forecast last night 23C for today. Heavy rain and cool.

Afternoon, torrential rain.

Not the weather for walking around in heavy Victorian clothing.

Late afternoon, rain stopped and the sun came out.

A few steampunk souls wandering around.

Teething problems with organisation. No one knew where to pick up tickets. 

Steampunk Festival runs over the Bank Holiday weekend, Friday through to Monday. There will be a charge to enter the Castle grounds (usually free entry). This has not gone down well with locals or local businesses. Crowd capacity is a red herring. If you hold a season ticket or have bought a ticket to walk the Castle walls can still enter. Numbers are monitored by a count at the West Gate and East Gate.

Ayia Napa Medieval Carnival

November 4, 2019

Following afternoon trip to Laranca, Intercity Bus could not go as far as the main square outside the Monastery where I would change for the local bus, roads closed for Ayia Napa Medieval Carnival.

A procession through the street, followed by a concert in the square in front of the monastery.

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