Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Life

Have a Merry Christmas and a Fantastic New Year!

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Stationery Saturday: Diamine Shimmering Inks

Stationery Saturday: Diamine Shimmering Inks

Stationery
This autumn, British ink manufacturer Diamine released more of their wonderful Shimmering inks. If you haven’t heard of them (Where have you been?!), they are beautiful coloured inks with gold ... Read more
An Evening with Johnny Herbert

An Evening with Johnny Herbert

Books & Films
To celebrate the release of his new autobiography What Doesn’t Kill You, Booka Bookshop organised An Evening with Johnny Herbert in Oswestry, Shropshire last Tuesday evening. Having previously enjoyed evenings ... Read more
PhoenixFire Designs – Handcrafted Jewellery

PhoenixFire Designs – Handcrafted Jewellery

Etc
I would like to introduce you to May of PhoenixFire Designs. We have been friends online for many years and I love her work. She makes so many wonderful pieces ... Read more
Stationery Saturday: Fountain Pen Day Goodies

Stationery Saturday: Fountain Pen Day Goodies

Stationery
A couple of weeks ago, the lovely Pure Pens ran a giveaway for International Fountain Pen Day (4th November 2016) and guess who the lucky winner was… Me! Here’s what ... Read more
Autumn at Attingham Park

Autumn at Attingham Park

Travel
On a crisp autumnal day, I decided to visit Attingham Park. Nestled away in the Shropshire countryside near Atcham, Shrewsbury, Attingham Hall and its estate were originally built for the ... Read more
Stationery Saturday: Field Notes Lunacy Memo Books

Stationery Saturday: Field Notes Lunacy Memo Books

Stationery
It’s not often I fall in love with a notebook… OK, who am I kidding?! I love all things stationery! However, when I saw the Field Notes “Lunacy” Limited Edition ... Read more
Snapshot: Dusk

Snapshot: Dusk

Life
Last night, we had such a beautiful dusk after the sun had gone down, so I thought I’d share it with you. The nights are drawing in now and I’ll ... Read more
Shetland Tea & Murder Mystery with Ann Cleeves

Shetland Tea & Murder Mystery with Ann Cleeves

Books & Films
Once again, Booka Bookshop in Oswestry proved themselves worthy of their UK & Ireland Independent Bookshop of the Year (2015) award when they put on the Shetland Tea & Murder ... Read more
Llyn Clywedog and Bryntail Lead Mine

Llyn Clywedog and Bryntail Lead Mine

Travel
On a sunny day in Mid Wales, there’s nothing like a drive around Llyn Clywedog. Situated near Llanidloes, Llyn Clywedog is a man-made reservoir with a dam, constructed in the ... Read more
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

Stationery
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