Posts by: Nikki

A forty year old blogger from the hills of Mid Wales.
The Church at Llanyblodwel

The Church at Llanyblodwel

Life, Travel
The church of St Michael the Archangel is situated in Llanyblodwel, a scenic rural village seven miles from Oswestry in north-western Shropshire, just a short distance from the Welsh border. ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: William Hannah Limited

Supporting Small Businesses: William Hannah Limited

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Welcome to the seventeenth edition of my Supporting Small Businesses series. Today I would like to introduce you to a company whose products I have had my eye on for ... Read more
2021 – A Review

2021 – A Review

Etc, Life
2021 very much felt like a continuation of 2020. The year ended in yet another lockdown here in Wales and so 2021 began in lockdown. Life felt a little more ... Read more
Gary Barlow – All The Hits Live 2021

Gary Barlow – All The Hits Live 2021

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What an evening! We’d been waiting more than a year for this concert and I wasn’t going to miss it for the world! Armed with our tickets, Covid passes and ... Read more
Remembering: Charles Trow

Remembering: Charles Trow

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Born in the summer of 1896, Grandad Charlie was one of 11 children born to John & Ann, with a further three younger half-siblings. He lived his entire life on ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: Pure Innocent London

Supporting Small Businesses: Pure Innocent London

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Welcome to the sixteenth edition of my Supporting Small Businesses series. Today I would like to introduce you to Pure Innocent London – a shop I found on Etsy while ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: Annabelle Davis

Supporting Small Businesses: Annabelle Davis

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Welcome to the fifteenth edition of my Supporting Small Businesses series! This time I’m supporting Annabelle Davis and her wonderful enamel pins. I came across Annabelle’s enamel pins in a ... Read more
Heath Chapel, Shropshire

Heath Chapel, Shropshire

Life, Travel
Sat in an otherwise empty field, Heath Chapel looks to be a fairly plain and unassuming building. If it wasn’t for the ornate doorway, it could easily be overlooked. Heath ... Read more
The Church at Clee St Margaret

The Church at Clee St Margaret

Life, Travel
On the western slopes of the Brown Clee Hill, above the South Shropshire market town of Ludlow, sits the beautiful village of Clee St Margaret and its church. It is ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: Mallows Beauty

Supporting Small Businesses: Mallows Beauty

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Welcome to the fourteenth edition of my Supporting Small Businesses series. Mallows Beauty is another small business I found while browsing TikTok. Their videos came across as professional as well ... Read more
Busy Butterflies

Busy Butterflies

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We might be heading into autumn but summer isn’t ready to let go just yet! The sun is shining and the butterflies are loving the warmth and making the most ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: Handmade Dorset

Supporting Small Businesses: Handmade Dorset

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Welcome to the thirteenth edition of my Supporting Small Businesses series. I discovered this small business on Tiktok, of all places! I only downloaded the app because my niece asked ... Read more
Welsh Lavender

Welsh Lavender

Life, Travel
High up in the hills above Builth Wells in Mid Wales sits Welsh Lavender, a lavender farm created by an Oxford philosopher and an international journalist. Once a sheep farm, ... Read more
Bees & Butterflies

Bees & Butterflies

Etc, Life
Yesterday, I spent around half an hour watching the bees and the butterflies out in the back garden. We’ve had over a week of hot, sunny weather here in Wales ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: Spotlight Post

Supporting Small Businesses: Spotlight Post

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Welcome to the twelfth edition of my Supporting Small Businesses series. Subscription boxes are all the rage right now and they come in a range of subjects and sizes. I ... Read more