Ian McKellen On Stage: Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You

Ian McKellen On Stage: Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You

Etc, Life
Some people throw a party for their 80th birthday. Not Sir Ian McKellen. He throws a new solo tour visiting theatres across the UK! So when it was announced that ... Read more
St Mary the Virgin’s Church, Bromfield

St Mary the Virgin’s Church, Bromfield

Travel
On the southern edge of Shropshire, lies St Mary the Virgin’s Church in Bromfield, a former priory church just a couple of miles from the market town of Ludlow. The ... Read more
Stationery Sunday: Bumble Bee Stationery

Stationery Sunday: Bumble Bee Stationery

Stationery
This Christmas just gone, Mum surprised me with this wonderful bumble bee stationery from Wagtail Designs. She thought it would be perfect as it matches the bee wax seal I ... Read more
Feathers and Flight

Feathers and Flight

Life
Yesterday, Mum and I took my niece and nephew to the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre for their Feathers and Flight event. My nephew loves birds, so this was an opportunity ... Read more
Llangollen Railway

Llangollen Railway

Travel
On a sunny Saturday in October, I ventured up to Denbighshire, North Wales for a day out at Llangollen Railway. Olympus and London Camera Exchange had teamed up with Llangollen ... Read more
2018 – A Year in Photos

2018 – A Year in Photos

Etc, Life
Another year over. 2018 has had its ups and downs like any other year, but I think it’s mostly been a positive year. I Lost One evening in April, Leo ... Read more
Mum’s Boozy Christmas Cake

Mum’s Boozy Christmas Cake

Food
My Mum is well known for her cakes. She’s always baking something. So, since it’s the season to be jolly, I thought I’d share with you one of her Christmas ... Read more
Shropshire Cat Rescue

Shropshire Cat Rescue

Etc
On a hot day in May this year I ventured up to Shropshire Cat Rescue at Lyth Hill near Shrewsbury for one of their open days. I’d not long lost ... Read more
Audiobooks: Do You Hear?

Audiobooks: Do You Hear?

Books & Films
My first venture into audiobooks was Storm Front (Book #1 of The Dresden Files) by Jim Butcher. My reason for venturing into the world of audiobooks was that the actor James ... Read more
Stationery Sunday – Lamy AL-star Fountain Pen

Stationery Sunday – Lamy AL-star Fountain Pen

Stationery
Regular readers will know I’m a big fan of fountain pens, so when my local pen shop, Write Here, offered to send me one for review, how could I refuse?! ... Read more
Croft Castle and Parkland

Croft Castle and Parkland

Life, Travel
On a lovely, sunny day in late September, Mum & I decided to have a day out at Croft Castle and Parkland. I’d been meaning to go since our trip ... Read more
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