Wroxeter Roman City

Wroxeter Roman City

Travel
“All round the Wrekin” is a common phrase used in these parts to mean “the long way around”… Well, we actually did go all round the Wrekin on our way ... Read more
An Evening with Damon Hill

An Evening with Damon Hill

Books & Films
When on a Wednesday evening back in July, my favourite bookshop announced ‘An Evening with Damon Hill’, I immediately booked two tickets without even checking the calendar. It’s not often ... Read more
Haughmond Abbey

Haughmond Abbey

Travel
Following on from our visit to Moreton Corbet Castle last month, Mum and I drove the short distance to another English Heritage property, Haughmond Abbey. Haughmond Abbey stands on the ... Read more
Stationery Sunday – Silvine Originals

Stationery Sunday – Silvine Originals

Etc
Silvine notebooks bring back lovely childhood memories. I would walk down to the village shop with my £1 weekly pocket money and purchase a 25p mix of sweets, a can ... Read more
The Struggles of a Humble Cat Owner

The Struggles of a Humble Cat Owner

Etc
Let’s be under no illusion. We are not really cat “owners”, we are cat servants, dedicated to pandering to their every whim. If you have a cat or you’ve ever ... Read more
Weekend Snapshots: A Lazy Sunday

Weekend Snapshots: A Lazy Sunday

Life
Today has been a rather lazy Sunday… In fact, it’s been a lazy weekend all round. I’ve had no plans at all, but sometimes it’s good just to have a ... Read more
Moreton Corbet Castle

Moreton Corbet Castle

Travel
Having recently visited Stokesay Castle, I decided to join English Heritage in a bid to get out and take more photographs, as well as seeing more of the heritage this ... Read more
Clun Castle

Clun Castle

Travel
On the way back from Stokesay Castle last weekend, we decided to drop by Clun Castle. Situated on the edge of the small town of Clun in Shropshire, the 13th-century ... Read more
Stationery Sunday – Lamy Safari Dark Lilac Fountain Pen

Stationery Sunday – Lamy Safari Dark Lilac Fountain Pen

Etc
I’d like to introduce you to the Lamy Safari Dark Lilac (2016 Special Edition) Fountain Pen. Made by German pen manufacturers Lamy, the Lamy Safari is an entry-level fountain pen. ... Read more
Stokesay Castle

Stokesay Castle

Travel
Just a hop, skip and a jump over the Welsh border into Shropshire and a drive through Clun Valley took us to the picturesque Stokesay Castle, yesterday. Situated in the ... Read more
Weekend Snapshots: Animals

Weekend Snapshots: Animals

Life
On Saturday, I spent an amazing afternoon with my 6 year old niece and 5 year old nephew. There’s nothing like 2 great kids to cheer you up! We took ... Read more
Stationery Sunday – Traveller’s Journal

Stationery Sunday – Traveller’s Journal

Etc
After winning a subscription to Pocket Notebooks, I decided I needed something to keep the notebooks in whilst out and about. After a search on the internet and a browse ... Read more
Stationery Sunday

Stationery Sunday

Etc
What’s better than receiving a surprise box of stationery through the mail when you’re a stationery addict? A week or so ago, I was lucky enough to win a Pocket ... Read more
Water: Infused!

Water: Infused!

Food
I’ve been taking a bottle of water with me to work for a long time, but plain old water sometimes gets just a bit boring and tasteless. I don’t drink ... Read more
Stationery Sunday

Stationery Sunday

Etc
I’ve always been a fan of stationery, buying notebooks and pens when I already have plenty. That love for stationery was renewed on a recent visit to see my friend ... Read more