Posts by: Nikki

A forty year old blogger from the hills of Mid Wales.
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
Supporting Small Businesses: Driftwood Designs

Supporting Small Businesses: Driftwood Designs

Etc, Stationery
I love supporting small UK businesses. At this awful time, they are in desperate need of our custom, so I thought I would do a series of posts highlighting some ... Read more
Lockdown: In The Garden

Lockdown: In The Garden

Life
With all the limitations that come with social distancing during this tough time, I’ve been limited as to where I can go to take photos. Thankfully, spring is now in ... Read more
Books2Door – Review

Books2Door – Review

Books & Films
When Books2Door contacted me about reviewing their service, it didn’t take long for me to take them up on their offer. I was given a £30 voucher code and free-reign ... Read more
Happy Mail

Happy Mail

Etc, Life, Stationery
Happy Mail  Letters, packages etc. intended to make the recipient feel delighted, pleased or glad, that are sent and delivered by the postal system. Who isn’t delighted by a ... Read more
The sun is shining, but we can’t go anywhere!

The sun is shining, but we can’t go anywhere!

Life
In these worrying times, I thought I’d share some photos from the walk I took last Sunday. My intention was to wander around the village churchyard and cemetery, and then ... Read more
A Catch Up

A Catch Up

Life
Hello? Is anyone there? It’s March already and yet I’ve only written just three blog posts so far this year. I have no excuses! So, what have I been up ... Read more
St Mary’s Church, Bedstone

St Mary’s Church, Bedstone

Life, Travel
After lunch at Leintwardine yesterday, we found ourselves a few miles down the road at St Mary’s Church in the small village of Bedstone, Shropshire. I love the architecture and ... Read more