Life

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
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: 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
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
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
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
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
Bristol Cathedral

Bristol Cathedral

Life, Travel
I might not be religious, but there’s nothing quite like visiting a cathedral. The architecture, the history, the atmosphere, there’s just something about it. So, on a recent trip, I ... Read more