Life

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

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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
Petal Power

Petal Power

Life
After a very hot, dry summer, we’ve started getting some much-needed rain showers over the past couple of weeks. It has cooled down a bit now, but the bees are ... Read more
The Magic of Life Butterfly House

The Magic of Life Butterfly House

Life, Travel
A short distance from the Welsh coastal town of Aberystwyth is Cwm Rheidol (English translation: Rheidol Valley), a beautiful, stunning valley perfect for walking, cycling and fishing. This week our ... Read more
Kiefer Sutherland – Reckless Tour 2018

Kiefer Sutherland – Reckless Tour 2018

Etc, Life
Thursday, 28th June 2018 – A year and two days after rocking Gorilla, Kiefer Sutherland was back in Manchester, this time rocking the Albert Hall. Wait… Kiefer Sutherland? Rocking? Yes, ... Read more
Gary Barlow at the Symphony Hall

Gary Barlow at the Symphony Hall

Etc, Life
Friday, 15th June 2018 – Over 2,000 women (some of them dragging along their partners) turned into screaming fan-girls once again as the one and only Gary Barlow stepped on ... Read more
Sugar, Sugar

Sugar, Sugar

Life
“Sugar, ah honey honey You are my candy girl And you’ve got me wanting you Honey, ah sugar sugar…” (Lyrics from ‘Sugar, Sugar’ by The Archies) You might wonder why ... Read more
Spring Has Sprung (At Last!)

Spring Has Sprung (At Last!)

Life
Spring has finally sprung… and it won’t be long until summer is officially here. The snow has gone at last (with the temperatures we’ve been getting this bank holiday weekend, I ... Read more