As this is a one-off thing, hope I'm OK to post this, MNHQ!
This may be a long shot but dh and I will be at a hotel in Skipton for a special dinner in January. The hotel does not offer a baby listening service so I am looking for someone local and trustworthy to babysit for a few hours in the evening, in the hotel, while dh and I are downstairs in the restaurant, once the children are asleep. 2 children: 3 year old and 5 month old (if baby wakes the deal will be to come and get me, not cope with baby alone). So it should be a straightforward night's work, just listening in to a baby monitor.
Any babysitters out there or does anyone in the area know someone they can recommend? Will also put this in MN local.
I just discovered today, that the babysitting agencey Sitters will provide baby sitters when you are away from home. They are quite expensive, but reliable & I have never had a problem with any of the people they have sent.