Stationery Sunday: Hobonichi Techo

Stationery Sunday: Hobonichi Techo

Life, Stationery
Ever since I can remember my Mum has kept a diary. Me, well, I managed to keep one successfully for nearly a year whilst I was in college, but it ... Read more
Fraithwen

Fraithwen

Life, Travel
We’re coming to the end of the open gardens season now, but I thought I’d share with you a wonderful garden I visited earlier in the summer. Back in July, ... Read more
Bryncelyn

Bryncelyn

Life, Travel
A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to visit the garden at Bryncelyn, in the hills above Llanfyllin, Powys. I was there to photograph the garden and do ... Read more
A Tour of Shrewsbury Library

A Tour of Shrewsbury Library

Life, Travel
As part of this year’s Heritage Open Days, I got to go on a tour of Shrewsbury Library – a Grade 1 listed building originally home to Shrewsbury School. The ... Read more
September Bees & Blooms

September Bees & Blooms

Etc, Life
It might be September, but my garden is still teeming with bees (and the odd butterfly) and the flowers are still blooming. One bee I’ve noticed buzzing about is a ... Read more
Blaen-y-Cwm

Blaen-y-Cwm

Life, Travel
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of visiting Blaen-y-Cwm, high up in the hills above Llanbister in Mid Wales. The garden was the only one open for the Powys area of ... Read more
Concert Etiquette: How Not to Annoy Me at a Concert!

Concert Etiquette: How Not to Annoy Me at a Concert!

Etc, Life
I absolutely love going to concerts. Actually, I hate to think how much money I’ve spent on going to concerts since my very first one in 1994… It’s not just ... Read more
The Old Coach House

The Old Coach House

Life, Travel
Nestled in the Dyfi Valley, The Old Coach House at Aberangell sits next to the river. A peaceful haven surrounded by hills. Last Sunday, the owners kindly shared their garden ... Read more
An afternoon out with the National Garden Scheme

An afternoon out with the National Garden Scheme

Life, Travel
What better to do on a sunny Sunday afternoon in July than wander around a beautiful garden? The National Garden Scheme gives visitors the opportunity to visit over 3,500 private ... Read more
John Barrowman – Fabulous!

John Barrowman – Fabulous!

Etc, Life
A front row seat a the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool… What a view! The stage and the man himself, John Barrowman, were within touching distance. John requested cameras and phones ... Read more
An Afternoon at Erddig

An Afternoon at Erddig

Travel
With the sun finally shining on Friday, I was raring to go and a visit to Erddig was top of the list. Halfway to our destination, I realised I had ... Read more
A Soggy Summer!

A Soggy Summer!

Life
Hello from a wet and windy Wales! After a couple of hot and sunny summers, it’s looking like this one is going to be a wet one. Well, it certainly ... Read more
Take That: Greatest Hits Tour 2019

Take That: Greatest Hits Tour 2019

Etc, Life
This makes me feel old, but… 30 years ago my favourite band got together… and the rest, as they say, is history! When Take That announced this tour, along with ... Read more
An Audience with Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne

An Audience with Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne

Etc, Life
A couple of days after seeing Kiefer Sutherland in Manchester last month, I was back on the road. This time heading to Hereford for an evening with Shane “Shakey” Byrne, ... Read more
Coronation Street – The Tour

Coronation Street – The Tour

Travel
With Storm Hannah blowing a gale and rain hammering down, a friend and I joined a group of other hardy tourists for a tour around the Coronation Street set in ... Read more