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Supporting Small Businesses: Caffi Clywedog

Supporting Small Businesses: Caffi Clywedog

Food, Life, Travel
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

Life, Travel
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

Life, Travel
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

Life, Travel
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

Life, Travel
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

Etc, Life
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

Life, Travel
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
The Church at Clee St Margaret

The Church at Clee St Margaret

Life, Travel
On the western slopes of the Brown Clee Hill, above the South Shropshire market town of Ludlow, sits the beautiful village of Clee St Margaret and its church. It is ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: Mallows Beauty

Supporting Small Businesses: Mallows Beauty

Etc, Life
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
Welsh Lavender

Welsh Lavender

Life, Travel
High up in the hills above Builth Wells in Mid Wales sits Welsh Lavender, a lavender farm created by an Oxford philosopher and an international journalist. Once a sheep farm, ... 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
Garden Life

Garden Life

Life, Travel
As you may already know, I volunteer for the National Garden Scheme. On Friday, a fellow volunteer and I set out to photograph four gardens in Radnorshire. Three out of ... Read more
Hopton Castle

Hopton Castle

Life, Travel
On the southern edge of Shropshire sits Hopton Castle. Once a crumbling ruin, Hopton Castle has been lovingly and painstakingly conserved and researched by Hopton Castle Preservation Trust with help ... Read more