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World Letter Writing Day

World Letter Writing Day

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Longtime readers will know I’m a big fan of snail mail. There’s nothing quite like receiving a handwritten letter through the post, whether it’s from a family member, old friend ... Read more
Kiefer Sutherland – Reckless Tour 2018

Kiefer Sutherland – Reckless Tour 2018

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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
Gary Barlow at the Symphony Hall

Gary Barlow at the Symphony Hall

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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
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
Family History: In The Census

Family History: In The Census

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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
28 Letters

28 Letters

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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

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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

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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
A Review of 2017

A Review of 2017

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That’s another year done! I can safely say that 2017 was one heck of a lot better than 2016 (a.k.a “The Year to Forget”). I’ve done fun things, had new ... Read more
It’s Christmas!

It’s Christmas!

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Christmas has rolled around once again and it’s time to get the decorations up! To kick off this merry season, JD Williams has kindly sent me some Christmas goodies which ... Read more
Hey Google, What’s This?

Hey Google, What’s This?

Deals, Etc, Technology
The Google Home Mini is a voice-activated smart speaker which is powered by Google Assistant. It’s great! You can ask it questions, play music and control smart home features (if ... Read more
Family History: Drunk & Riotous

Family History: Drunk & Riotous

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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
Win a Pair of British FIM Speedway Grand Prix Tickets!

Win a Pair of British FIM Speedway Grand Prix Tickets!

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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