Postcards from Finland

Postcards from Finland

Life, Travel
Day 1 – Manchester to Helsinki I hadn’t flown in over 22 years and I hadn’t been abroad in over 15 years, so when I reconnected with a friend who ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: Galen Leather Co (Ad)

Supporting Small Businesses: Galen Leather Co (Ad)

Etc, Stationery
I have looked longingly at the products on Galen Leather’s website for a long time, so when they contacted me and asked if I would like to review one of ... Read more
April 2023 in Books

April 2023 in Books

Books & Films
Oh dear! I promise to do better! I read just one book in April. ONE! I mean, it was a very good one, but still. Life got in the way. ... Read more
More of Manchester Cathedral

More of Manchester Cathedral

Travel
Manchester Cathedral is much more than just its colourful, arty stained-glass windows. 2021 marked the 600th anniversary of the Royal Charter to establish the Collegiate Church of St Mary, St ... Read more
The Windows of Manchester Cathedral

The Windows of Manchester Cathedral

Travel
Manchester Cathedral, originally the Collegiate Church of St Mary, St Denys and St George, has stood in place for hundreds of years, watching the rivers Irk and Irwell race by. ... Read more
March 2023 in Books

March 2023 in Books

Books & Films
I need to read a little faster or slow down the book buying (maybe a bit of both!). I bought more books this month than I had realised. Books Bought ... Read more
From Snowdrops to Snow!

From Snowdrops to Snow!

Life
It’s March and Mid Wales has finally got some snow! Luckily, I was able to work from home on Thursday and yesterday was my day off, so I didn’t have ... Read more
February 2023 in Books

February 2023 in Books

Books & Films
As you’ll see, I’m already behind on my aim of reading one book a week, but, on the upside, I have plenty of time to catch up! Books Bought Ummm… ... Read more
Snowdrops in the Village Churchyard

Snowdrops in the Village Churchyard

Life
It’s been a mild February so far, but there was a slight chill in the air earlier in the week as Mum & I took a walk to the postbox ... Read more
January 2023 in Books

January 2023 in Books

Books & Films
Last year I got a little behind on my reading (understatement of the year!). This year I’ve decided to be a little more proactive about reading and I’m going to ... Read more
Supporting Small Businesses: Edwina & Olive

Supporting Small Businesses: Edwina & Olive

Etc, Stationery
I’m a keen letter writer and I have a bit of a soft spot for enamel pins, so when I saw this mailbox pin by Edwina & Olive I just ... Read more
2022 – A Review

2022 – A Review

Etc, Life
Guess what I got for Christmas this year… Covid! Having successfully dodged the dreaded virus for two and a half years, it finally caught up with me in August this ... Read more
Manchester Street Art

Manchester Street Art

Travel
Visitors to Manchester can’t fail to miss the abundance of street art around the city centre. On a recent visit, I decided to go in search of some of this ... Read more
Chetham’s Library

Chetham’s Library

Books & Films, Travel
For anyone with a love of history and books, a visit to Chetham’s Library in Manchester is an absolute must! Founded in 1653, Chetham’s Library is the oldest surviving public ... Read more
Liverpool’s River of Light

Liverpool’s River of Light

Life, Travel
On a wet early November evening, my niece and I braved the rain and the wind coming off the Mersey to take in the delights of the River of Light ... Read more