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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
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
Bees & Butterflies

Bees & Butterflies

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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: Write Here

Supporting Small Businesses: Write Here

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Welcome to the eleventh edition of my Supporting Small Businesses series. This time I would like to introduce you to a shop I have been visiting for some years, both ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: Moonlight and Hares

Supporting Small Businesses: Moonlight and Hares

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Welcome to the tenth edition of my Supporting Small Businesses series. Once again, I am back to the roots of this series and supporting an illustrator who sells some wonderful ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: GeekyClean

Supporting Small Businesses: GeekyClean

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Welcome to the ninth edition of my Supporting Small Businesses series. Something I like to treat myself to, especially during lockdown, is a relaxing bath. I’m very particular with what ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: The Lemon Tree Candle Co.

Supporting Small Businesses: The Lemon Tree Candle Co.

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Welcome to the eighth edition of my Supporting Small Businesses series. I would like to introduce you to The Lemon Tree Candle Co., a company born out of a lockdown ... Read more
2020 – A Review

2020 – A Review

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12 months ago we couldn’t have foreseen what would happen. I would never have guessed I would ever live in a world where I was only allowed out for exercise, ... Read more
The Christmas Windows of Montgomery

The Christmas Windows of Montgomery

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Here in Mid Wales, residents and businesses in the little town of Montgomery have been decorating their windows as part of the Montgomery Christmas Festival. I finally got around to ... Read more
Memories of Christmas Past

Memories of Christmas Past

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With Christmas 2020 not quite being the same as any other year, with loved ones gone and restrictions imposed, I thought I’d look back through some memories of Christmas gone ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: No. 1 High Street

Supporting Small Businesses: No. 1 High Street

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Welcome to the seventh edition of my Supporting Small Businesses series. I would like to introduce you to a lovely little shop which is local to me. Somewhere you can visit ... Read more
A Pandemic in the Village

A Pandemic in the Village

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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