Chetham’s Library

Chetham’s Library

Books & Films, Travel
For anyone with a love of history and books, a visit to Chetham’s Library in Manchester is an absolute must! Founded in 1653, Chetham’s Library is the oldest surviving public ... Read more
Liverpool’s River of Light

Liverpool’s River of Light

Life, Travel
On a wet early November evening, my niece and I braved the rain and the wind coming off the Mersey to take in the delights of the River of Light ... Read more
St Anno’s Church, Llananno

St Anno’s Church, Llananno

Life, Travel
The church of St Anno might seem like an unassuming church beside the A483 between the Radnorshire villages of Llanbadarn Fynydd and Llanbister, but treasure lies within! Parking in the ... Read more
Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

Life, Travel
Nearly 120 years ago, steam trains began rattling their way between the Montgomeryshire towns of Welshpool and Llanfair Caereinion carrying passengers and freight. Due to its tight curves and steep ... Read more
Gardenwatch: September

Gardenwatch: September

Life
Typical weather has returned to Mid Wales with cooler temperatures, wind, rain, sun and the occasional all-four-seasons-in-one-day kind of weather. Autumn is fast approaching, but the garden is nevertheless in ... Read more
Llyn Clywedog – Summer 2022

Llyn Clywedog – Summer 2022

Life, Travel
Having been stuck indoors for the past couple of weeks due to covid, I was itching to go somewhere… anywhere! On Saturday, I decided to take Mum for a drive ... Read more
Gardenwatch: Blooming Marvellous!

Gardenwatch: Blooming Marvellous!

Life
With temperatures reaching into the 30s again, I’ve not been venturing too far from home these past few days. Once again, the garden has been an absolute joy so far ... Read more
Gardenwatch: July

Gardenwatch: July

Life
As my last Gardenwatch post was so popular, I decided to share some more videos with you. The blackbirds love using the homemade birdbath (an old roasting tin!). While the ... Read more
The Windows of St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow

The Windows of St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow

Life, Travel
Most churches have stained glass windows, but few can rival those of St Laurence’s Church in Ludlow, Shropshire. Laurence’s sits in a prominent position in the centre of the historic ... Read more
Gardenwatch: A New Gadget!

Gardenwatch: A New Gadget!

Life
One evening earlier this month, we caught a fleeting glimpse of a hedgehog visiting the garden. Suddenly, I knew what I wanted for my birthday – A wildlife camera! It ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: Cat Cafe, Liverpool

Supporting Small Businesses: Cat Cafe, Liverpool

Life, Travel
After a couple of hours wandering around the shops in Liverpool city centre, where better a place to rest your feet, destress and relax than Liverpool’s very own Cat Cafe. ... Read more
Book Festivals and Events

Book Festivals and Events

Books & Films
If you love reading books but have yet to visit a book festival or even a bookshop event, you are missing out! With Hay Festival running from 26th May to ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: Caffi Clywedog

Supporting Small Businesses: Caffi Clywedog

Food, Life, Travel
My niece, on a sleepover at my place, wants to know what we’re doing tomorrow… In other words, she’s giving me a subtle hint that she would like to go ... Read more
Smethcott Church

Smethcott Church

Life, Travel
In the foothills of the Long Mynd, between the Shropshire towns of Church Stretton and Shrewsbury, lies the hamlet of Smethcott and its church, St Michael and All Angels. At ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: Inkybajinky

Supporting Small Businesses: Inkybajinky

Stationery
Welcome to the nineteenth edition of my Supporting Small Businesses series. This time I would like to introduce you to Inkybajinky, a stationery and planner supplies shop on Etsy. Inkybajinky is ... Read more