An Evening with Michael Palin

An Evening with Michael Palin

Books & Films
I’ve attended many an event held by Booka Bookshop in Oswestry, but last Wednesday evening, on their 9th anniversary, they held an event to surpass them all… An Evening with ... Read more
Beat Ticket Stress!

Beat Ticket Stress!

Etc, Technology
I just love going to concerts, but depending on who you want to go and see, buying tickets can be a complete and utter nightmare! My favourite band is Take ... Read more
Riding the Ffestiniog Railway

Riding the Ffestiniog Railway

Life, Travel
A trip to Porthmadog isn’t complete without a ride on a steam train! There’s the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, as well as the similarly named Welsh Highland Heritage Railway. ... Read more
Time’s Convert – Book Review

Time’s Convert – Book Review

Books & Films
Today I am leaving you in the capable hands of my lovely friend Glyn, who has kindly reviewed Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness, a spin-off from the best-selling All Souls ... Read more
World Letter Writing Day

World Letter Writing Day

Etc, Life, Stationery
Longtime readers will know I’m a big fan of snail mail. There’s nothing quite like receiving a handwritten letter through the post, whether it’s from a family member, old friend ... Read more
Petal Power

Petal Power

Life
After a very hot, dry summer, we’ve started getting some much-needed rain showers over the past couple of weeks. It has cooled down a bit now, but the bees are ... Read more
Criccieth Castle

Criccieth Castle

Travel
We spent many of my childhood holidays up in the little seaside town of Criccieth in Gwynedd, North Wales and I’d always wanted to visit the castle, yet we never ... Read more
Cymer Abbey

Cymer Abbey

Travel
Nestled near the banks of the Afon Mawddach lies the remains of Cymer Abbey, a ruined Cistercian abbey founded in 1198. The abbey was dedicated to the Virgin Mary under ... Read more
The Castle Inn, Criccieth

The Castle Inn, Criccieth

Food, Travel
The Castle Inn can be found nestled between the High Street and railway station in Criccieth on North Wales’ Llŷn Peninsula. It might look like a pub, but The Castle ... Read more
Stationery Sunday: Elrohir Leather Steampunk Traveller’s Notebook

Stationery Sunday: Elrohir Leather Steampunk Traveller’s Notebook

Stationery
I’m a bit of a fan of traveller’s notebooks. I have several and even use one as my purse*, so when I was given the opportunity to review an Elrohir ... Read more
The Magic of Life Butterfly House

The Magic of Life Butterfly House

Life, Travel
A short distance from the Welsh coastal town of Aberystwyth is Cwm Rheidol (English translation: Rheidol Valley), a beautiful, stunning valley perfect for walking, cycling and fishing. This week our ... Read more
Kiefer Sutherland – Reckless Tour 2018

Kiefer Sutherland – Reckless Tour 2018

Etc, Life
Thursday, 28th June 2018 – A year and two days after rocking Gorilla, Kiefer Sutherland was back in Manchester, this time rocking the Albert Hall. Wait… Kiefer Sutherland? Rocking? Yes, ... Read more
Glansevern Hall Gardens

Glansevern Hall Gardens

Travel
With Glansevern Hall Gardens being just a few miles down the road, I’d been meaning to visit for years but somehow had never made it. So with nothing to do ... Read more
Gary Barlow at the Symphony Hall

Gary Barlow at the Symphony Hall

Etc, Life
Friday, 15th June 2018 – Over 2,000 women (some of them dragging along their partners) turned into screaming fan-girls once again as the one and only Gary Barlow stepped on ... Read more
Stationery Sunday: Personalised Stationery

Stationery Sunday: Personalised Stationery

Stationery
A lazy Sunday afternoon is the perfect time to sit down with a notebook and pen to do some writing, be it journaling, blog post writing or just general notes. ... Read more