Supporting Small Businesses: Fiddlers Elbow, Leintwardine

Supporting Small Businesses: Fiddlers Elbow, Leintwardine

Food, Travel
Hidden down a side street in the Herefordshire village of Leintwardine, you’ll find Fiddlers Elbow, a family-run fish & chip shop. It’s not just any fish & chip shop, this ... Read more
Ivy Croft

Ivy Croft

Life, Travel
A garden is a great place to unwind and de-stress, so when in need of a day out this past Wednesday I took a look at the National Garden Scheme ... Read more
A Pandemic in the Village

A Pandemic in the Village

Etc
Much like today, 130 years ago the world was in the middle of a pandemic. This time it was influenza* and it was also known as the “Asiatic flu” or ... Read more
Pont Faen House, Knighton

Pont Faen House, Knighton

Life, Travel
On the edge of the Welsh border town of Knighton sits Pont Faen House and its beautiful ¾ acre garden. The owners, Brenda and John, open their garden for the ... Read more
Rock House, Llanbister

Rock House, Llanbister

Life, Travel
On the side of a hill in Radnorshire, 1000ft up, sits The Rock House just outside of the village of Llanbister. Its current keepers, Jude & Sue, have transformed the ... Read more
An Afternoon at Gregynog

An Afternoon at Gregynog

Life, Travel
What better place than the beautiful surroundings of Gregynog when meeting up with a friend. Nestled in the hills of Mid Wales, by the village of Tregynog, Gregynog Hall sits ... Read more
The Garden in July

The Garden in July

Life
Gardens have been very important to many people during lockdown, especially me. Now that lockdown has eased and we can now get out and about, the garden is still important. ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: Pen Heaven

Supporting Small Businesses: Pen Heaven

Stationery
Welcome to the fifth edition of my Supporting Small Businesses series. Lockdown has started to lift here in Wales, but these small companies still need our help. I’m sure you ... Read more
Family History: Accidental Death

Family History: Accidental Death

Etc
Lockdown is the perfect time to do a little online family history research. The moment you visit a website such as FindMyPast, Ancestry etc, you can say goodbye to several ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: The Journal Shop

Supporting Small Businesses: The Journal Shop

Life, Stationery
Welcome to the fourth edition of my Supporting Small Businesses series. I’m sure you won’t be surprised that I am yet again featuring stationery! I have been a customer of ... Read more
Lockdown: The Garden After The Rain

Lockdown: The Garden After The Rain

Life
After weeks and weeks of beautiful sunshine during the lockdown, the weather has turned. The sun is hiding behind the clouds and the much-needed rain has come (I just hope ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: Papio Press

Supporting Small Businesses: Papio Press

Etc, Stationery
Welcome to the third of my Supporting Small Businesses posts. Lockdown might be easing slightly (very slightly here in Wales), but these businesses still need our custom. Papio Press is ... Read more
Lockdown: In The Garden Again

Lockdown: In The Garden Again

Life
With Wales still in lockdown, where else can I go but the garden? We’ve had a few overcast days and it’s been quite windy, but in general, the sun is ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: Sophia Shaw Art & Illustration

Supporting Small Businesses: Sophia Shaw Art & Illustration

Etc, Stationery
Welcome to the second of my Supporting Small Businesses posts. This time I’m supporting another illustrator with more stationery! I love Etsy as it features so many wonderful artists and ... Read more
Sugar – 2 Years On

Sugar – 2 Years On

Etc, Life
Two years ago, I met this beautiful little lady, Sugar. I was attending one of Shropshire Cat Rescue’s open days and there she was. I was only there to have ... Read more