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
Sugar, Sugar

Sugar, Sugar

Life
“Sugar, ah honey honey You are my candy girl And you’ve got me wanting you Honey, ah sugar sugar…” (Lyrics from ‘Sugar, Sugar’ by The Archies) You might wonder why ... Read more
Spring Has Sprung (At Last!)

Spring Has Sprung (At Last!)

Life
Spring has finally sprung… and it won’t be long until summer is officially here. The snow has gone at last (with the temperatures we’ve been getting this bank holiday weekend, I ... Read more
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Life, Travel
On a rare, sunny, April Saturday, we headed to Acton Scott Historic Working Farm near Church Stretton in South Shropshire for a trip out. I’d wanted to go ever since ... Read more
Farewell, My Friend

Farewell, My Friend

Life
Leo “Boo” Cat 2005 – 2018 Leo, affectionately known as “Boo”, passed away unexpectedly at home on the evening of Tuesday, 3rd April, leaving a great big fluffy hole in ... Read more
Ludlow Castle

Ludlow Castle

Travel
Ludlow Castle stands proudly above the River Teme in South Shropshire. Dating from around 1085 with later additions, the castle features architecture from the Norman, Medieval and Tudor periods. This ... Read more
Stationery Sunday: Handmade Recycled Leather Wrap Journal

Stationery Sunday: Handmade Recycled Leather Wrap Journal

Stationery
When Central Crafts approached me to ask if I’d like to review one of their journals, I must admit to being overwhelmed. Their website has so many journals to choose ... Read more
Stationery Sunday: Italix Deacon’s Doodle

Stationery Sunday: Italix Deacon’s Doodle

Stationery
As you may know, I’m a bit of a fan of fountain pens. They have a variety of nibs and the range of inks available these days is almost endless. ... Read more