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How to Survive and Thrive at your first Academic Conference

I first started attending conferences when I first began my PhD back in 2010. Academics attend conferences for a multitude…

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Close Encounters: A Visit to Longleat Safari Park

If there is any place in the UK that truly is a family attraction, it is Longleat Safari Park. This…

A Review: Lush Karma Soap

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Wickford & Co Candles

Cost: £2.99 I have always been a fan of the Yankee Candle. I have jars of them all over my…

How to make a simple yummy cheesecake – with the kids!

I love making this simple yummy cheesecake with both of my children – it gets them into the kitchen and…

Family Road Trip on a Budget

It might not seem the most sensible thing to do with a teen and a toddler, but we quite often…

A Family Visit to Old Wardour Castle

On our family road trip to Wiltshire last month, we had a few spare hours and were armed with a…

Ashley’s Jacket Pies

Here’s one of my family’s favourite meals we affectionately dubbed ‘Ashley’s Jacket Pies’. I tend to make this once a…

What are Orbs?

Of all of the hotly debated evidence of paranormal activity, orbs are one of the most contested. I have seen…

10 Facts you Probably Didn’t Know About The Normans

Here’s a collection of facts that you may or may not already know about a fascinating bunch of people known…

Who were the Knights Templar Anyway?

As an undergraduate I fell in love with the Knights Templar and when I lecture on the topic of the…

10 Pieces of Advice I wish I could Give to Myself as a Teenage Mum

A therapeutic exercise! I hope in some way this post helps struggling Mums.

Bargains Galore at Cheshire Oaks

It was a glorious sun shiny day on Saturday and rather than visit yet another park again, we had an…

Celebrating the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge

Last week I was fortunate enough to have visited Stonehenge for the fourth time. The place has a real energy…

How to conduct an EVP Session

Science has virtually dismissed or ignored the possibility communicating with the spirit world. It is up to us as investigators…

A Family Visit to Stonehenge

Some key facts Building of the stone circle began about 5000 years ago. The final stages of the structure we…