Posts by: Nikki

A thirty-something year old blogger from the hills of Mid Wales.
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
Snowdrops at Stanton Lacy Church

Snowdrops at Stanton Lacy Church

Etc, Life, Travel
The church of St Peter at Stanton Lacy in the South Shropshire countryside is well-known for its beautiful carpet of snowdrops which adorn its churchyard at this time of year. ... Read more
Stationery Sunday: Waxing Lyrical

Stationery Sunday: Waxing Lyrical

Stationery
We are over half-way through InCoWriMo 2018, so I thought I’d share some correspondence fun provided to me by the lovely Executive Pens Direct… This Original Crown Mill Silver Line Correspondence ... Read more
Family History: In The Census

Family History: In The Census

Etc
The 1881 British Isles Census was taken on the night of 3rd April 1881. The information is supposed to reflect their status on that very day and who had spent ... Read more
Wake Up With Philips Hue

Wake Up With Philips Hue

Technology
I have been itching to try out smart lights, so when Maplin offered to send me the Philips Hue White & Colour Ambiance GU10 Starter Kit for review I jumped ... Read more
My Travel Bucket List

My Travel Bucket List

Travel
Churchill, Manitoba, Canada I would love to visit Churchill in Manitoba, Canada. Churchill lies on the edge of the Arctic and it is known as the “polar bear capital of ... Read more
28 Letters

28 Letters

Etc, Life, Stationery
It’s nearly time again for InCoWriMo. “InCoWriMo?”, I hear you ask. International Correspondence Writing Month The mission, if you choose to accept it, is to hand-write a letter, postcard, note ... Read more
Family History: Favourite Photo

Family History: Favourite Photo

Etc
I love diving into a box or album of old family photos (even if they’re not of my family!). They give you a snapshot of that moment in time. So, ... Read more
Family History: Start

Family History: Start

Etc
It’s a new year. Maybe it’s time to start a new hobby? If you’ve never delved into the world of family history, now is the time to start. If you’ve ... Read more