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Gardenwatch: September

Gardenwatch: September

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Typical weather has returned to Mid Wales with cooler temperatures, wind, rain, sun and the occasional all-four-seasons-in-one-day kind of weather. Autumn is fast approaching, but the garden is nevertheless in ... Read more
Llyn Clywedog – Summer 2022

Llyn Clywedog – Summer 2022

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Having been stuck indoors for the past couple of weeks due to covid, I was itching to go somewhere… anywhere! On Saturday, I decided to take Mum for a drive ... Read more
Gardenwatch: Blooming Marvellous!

Gardenwatch: Blooming Marvellous!

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With temperatures reaching into the 30s again, I’ve not been venturing too far from home these past few days. Once again, the garden has been an absolute joy so far ... Read more
Gardenwatch: July

Gardenwatch: July

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As my last Gardenwatch post was so popular, I decided to share some more videos with you. The blackbirds love using the homemade birdbath (an old roasting tin!). While the ... Read more
The Windows of St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow

The Windows of St Laurence’s Church, Ludlow

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Most churches have stained glass windows, but few can rival those of St Laurence’s Church in Ludlow, Shropshire. Laurence’s sits in a prominent position in the centre of the historic ... Read more
Gardenwatch: A New Gadget!

Gardenwatch: A New Gadget!

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One evening earlier this month, we caught a fleeting glimpse of a hedgehog visiting the garden. Suddenly, I knew what I wanted for my birthday – A wildlife camera! It ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: Cat Cafe, Liverpool

Supporting Small Businesses: Cat Cafe, Liverpool

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After a couple of hours wandering around the shops in Liverpool city centre, where better a place to rest your feet, destress and relax than Liverpool’s very own Cat Cafe. ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: Caffi Clywedog

Supporting Small Businesses: Caffi Clywedog

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My niece, on a sleepover at my place, wants to know what we’re doing tomorrow… In other words, she’s giving me a subtle hint that she would like to go ... Read more
Smethcott Church

Smethcott Church

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In the foothills of the Long Mynd, between the Shropshire towns of Church Stretton and Shrewsbury, lies the hamlet of Smethcott and its church, St Michael and All Angels. At ... Read more
Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral

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Liverpool Cathedral sits atop St James’ Mount, overlooking Liverpool’s city centre and docks. This Anglican Cathedral is one of two cathedrals in the city – the other, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, ... Read more
Snowdrops at Shipton Church

Snowdrops at Shipton Church

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It’s that time of year again to get out and find snowdrops. I had visited the Church of St James at Shipton in Shropshire before, so I knew the snowdrops ... Read more
The Church at Llanyblodwel

The Church at Llanyblodwel

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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
2021 – A Review

2021 – A Review

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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
Heath Chapel, Shropshire

Heath Chapel, Shropshire

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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