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Blaen-y-Cwm

Blaen-y-Cwm

Life, Travel
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of visiting Blaen-y-Cwm, high up in the hills above Llanbister in Mid Wales. The garden was the only one open for the Powys area of ... Read more
Concert Etiquette: How Not to Annoy Me at a Concert!

Concert Etiquette: How Not to Annoy Me at a Concert!

Etc, Life
I absolutely love going to concerts. Actually, I hate to think how much money I’ve spent on going to concerts since my very first one in 1994… It’s not just ... Read more
The Old Coach House

The Old Coach House

Life, Travel
Nestled in the Dyfi Valley, The Old Coach House at Aberangell sits next to the river. A peaceful haven surrounded by hills. Last Sunday, the owners kindly shared their garden ... Read more
An afternoon out with the National Garden Scheme

An afternoon out with the National Garden Scheme

Life, Travel
What better to do on a sunny Sunday afternoon in July than wander around a beautiful garden? The National Garden Scheme gives visitors the opportunity to visit over 3,500 private ... Read more
John Barrowman – Fabulous!

John Barrowman – Fabulous!

Etc, Life
A front row seat a the Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool… What a view! The stage and the man himself, John Barrowman, were within touching distance. John requested cameras and phones ... Read more
A Soggy Summer!

A Soggy Summer!

Life
Hello from a wet and windy Wales! After a couple of hot and sunny summers, it’s looking like this one is going to be a wet one. Well, it certainly ... Read more
Take That: Greatest Hits Tour 2019

Take That: Greatest Hits Tour 2019

Etc, Life
This makes me feel old, but… 30 years ago my favourite band got together… and the rest, as they say, is history! When Take That announced this tour, along with ... Read more
An Audience with Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne

An Audience with Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne

Etc, Life
A couple of days after seeing Kiefer Sutherland in Manchester last month, I was back on the road. This time heading to Hereford for an evening with Shane “Shakey” Byrne, ... Read more
Marvellous Murals

Marvellous Murals

Life, Travel
I must admit there’s just something about murals and, I think you’ll agree, these ones in Borth are spectacular! These cottages stand opposite each other on the main street in ... Read more
Ian McKellen On Stage: Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You

Ian McKellen On Stage: Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others and You

Etc, Life
Some people throw a party for their 80th birthday. Not Sir Ian McKellen. He throws a new solo tour visiting theatres across the UK! So when it was announced that ... Read more
Feathers and Flight

Feathers and Flight

Life
Yesterday, Mum and I took my niece and nephew to the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre for their Feathers and Flight event. My nephew loves birds, so this was an opportunity ... Read more
2018 – A Year in Photos

2018 – A Year in Photos

Etc, Life
Another year over. 2018 has had its ups and downs like any other year, but I think it’s mostly been a positive year. I Lost One evening in April, Leo ... Read more
Croft Castle and Parkland

Croft Castle and Parkland

Life, Travel
On a lovely, sunny day in late September, Mum & I decided to have a day out at Croft Castle and Parkland. I’d been meaning to go since our trip ... Read more
Riding the Ffestiniog Railway

Riding the Ffestiniog Railway

Life, Travel
A trip to Porthmadog isn’t complete without a ride on a steam train! There’s the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, as well as the similarly named Welsh Highland Heritage Railway. ... Read more
World Letter Writing Day

World Letter Writing Day

Etc, Life, Stationery
Longtime readers will know I’m a big fan of snail mail. There’s nothing quite like receiving a handwritten letter through the post, whether it’s from a family member, old friend ... Read more