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
A Review of 2017

A Review of 2017

Etc, Life
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
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Life
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! All the presents are wrapped, cards delivered and the fridge is full of festive food. Time to relax and enjoy Christmas! My niece ... Read more
Snow Days

Snow Days

Life
It started snowing on Friday and stopped sometime early yesterday morning (Monday), so it’s pretty much a winter wonderland around here. Well, that is until you need to go anywhere, ... Read more
It’s Christmas!

It’s Christmas!

Deals, Etc
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
Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral

Travel
Nestled in a quiet, leafy corner of the small medieval city lies Salisbury Cathedral. The cathedral is just shy of 800 years old and is home to the Magna Carta, ... 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
The World’s Most Famous Prehistoric Monument: Stonehenge

The World’s Most Famous Prehistoric Monument: Stonehenge

Travel
A trip to Salisbury is not complete without venturing out to the world-famous Stonehenge. Situated on the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, Stonehenge was built around 5,000 years ago and is ... Read more
Terry Pratchett: HisWorld Exhibition

Terry Pratchett: HisWorld Exhibition

Books & Films, Travel
When I heard about the Terry Pratchett exhibition being held at Salisbury Museum, being an avid Discworld fan I knew I had to go to see it. A trip down ... Read more
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