Tommy V Cancer – Book Review

Tommy V Cancer – Book Review

Books & Films
When author Tommy Donbavand was diagnosed with inoperable, stage 4 throat cancer, he set-up a blog in the hope of helping himself make sense of it all and that it ... Read more
Family History: Drunk & Riotous

Family History: Drunk & Riotous

Etc
For anyone researching their family history, newspaper archives can be an absolute goldmine. Some ancestors might not appear in the newspapers at all, some might appear in the births, marriages ... Read more
Summer Lovin’

Summer Lovin’

Etc, Life
Firstly, apologies for being missing in action over the past month. It’s not that I’ve been that busy, it’s just that I’ve somehow not felt the inclination to blog (or ... Read more
Speed, Spills & Thrills!

Speed, Spills & Thrills!

Etc, Life, Travel
This past weekend I was lucky enough to visit the 2017 Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix in Cardiff courtesy of Wales Blog Network and SGP. “What is Speedway?”, ... Read more
3 Gigs and an Actor

3 Gigs and an Actor

Life
Is it me or did June fly by? I must admit I had a great month. I really enjoyed myself and they do say time flies when you’re having fun! ... Read more
No Cunning Plan – An Evening with Tony Robinson

No Cunning Plan – An Evening with Tony Robinson

Books & Films
Last Thursday, I spent the evening in the presence of none other than Baldrick! Oh okay, I attended An Evening with Tony Robinson organised by the wonderful Booka Bookshop in Oswestry ... Read more
Win a Pair of British FIM Speedway Grand Prix Tickets!

Win a Pair of British FIM Speedway Grand Prix Tickets!

Etc
The 2017 Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix returns to Cardiff on Saturday, 22nd July for its 17th year and this is your chance to win a pair of ... Read more
Room 203 – Cardiff Marriott Hotel

Room 203 – Cardiff Marriott Hotel

Travel
Another concert, another hotel. This time I was seeing Robbie Williams at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on what turned out to be the hottest June day in more than ... Read more
The Oak Leaf and The Acorn

The Oak Leaf and The Acorn

Etc
I’ve never been one for wearing much jewellery, but I do like the odd piece every now and then. There’s one website where I’ve been practically drooling over the products ... Read more
Papercuts: Like a sunflower…

Papercuts: Like a sunflower…

Etc
When Lana from Twenty Fingers asked if I’d be interested in reviewing a personalised papercut from their website, I jumped at the chance. Twenty Fingers is a family-run business creating ... Read more
Room 303 – Novotel Birmingham Airport Hotel

Room 303 – Novotel Birmingham Airport Hotel

Travel
Despite not jetting off to exotic climates, Novotel Birmingham Airport Hotel was the perfect hotel for my needs the other night. I was seeing my favourite band, Take That, at ... Read more
Acton Burnell Castle

Acton Burnell Castle

Travel
Down a lane in deepest, darkest Shropshire lie the peaceful remains of Acton Burnell Castle. I hadn’t actually intended on visiting them that Friday morning a few weeks ago, but ... Read more
Life, Love, Craft

Life, Love, Craft

Etc, Life
Life Sorry my blog posts have been missing from action this past couple of weeks. My chronic fatigue has been kicking my backside this past fortnight or so and, combined ... Read more
Buildwas Abbey

Buildwas Abbey

Travel
With the sun out and a visit to Wenlock Priory already under our belts, we headed three and a half miles up the road from Much Wenlock to Buildwas Abbey. ... Read more
National Stationery Week: Write A Letter Day

National Stationery Week: Write A Letter Day

Stationery
Today is Write A Letter Day, the final day of National Stationery Week 2017. In a time when emails, text messages and social media are the norm, we’re in danger ... Read more