Paperless Post Invitations

In this electronic age we live in, paper invitations can seem rather archaic. My daughters still sometimes receive paper party…

#Snapstar Dolls – The Perfect Christmas Gift

Apologies for using the dreaded ‘C’ word, but Christmas is just around the corner. If you’re shopping for a Christmas…

Cirque Surreal – Circus at its Best

We had the privilege of attending the opening night of the amazing Cirque Surreal at the Trafford Centre, Manchester last…

Who were the Knights Templars Anyway?

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

How to Survive the Viva

I wrote this article some time ago. It was a piece I had written within weeks of surviving my Viva!…

How Do We Define the Middle Ages?

We know that the Middle Ages or the Medieval Period lasted for around 1,000 years. Although opinions differ, this period…

Top 10 Things to do Around John O’ Groats

Late this summer we fulfilled a lifelong ambition of ours. To visit John O’Groats in Scotland. Prior to our visit,…

The Village of Portmeirion

If you’ve never heard of the village of Portmeirion, you’re not alone. Until recently I’d never heard of this hidden…

Butlins, Minehead. Summer Family Road Trip. Part 1

The first week of August saw the first of our summer road trips. We embark on road trips in the…

The Alices of the Pendle Witch Trials

As a historian, one of my areas of interest is the history witchcraft and the witchcraft trials of the past.…

My 35th Birthday! 35 Things I’ve Learnt in 35 Years!

So today I celebrate my 35th birthday! It feels somewhat of a milestone! Here are 35 things I’ve learnt in…

Reading the Classics: Jane Eyre

The second Brontë novel in my Reading the Classics series is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. A romance yet a…

Fun Questions to Ask Your Kids.

I saw these sorts of quizzes doing the rounds around Mother’s Day. You ask your kids a bunch of fun…

Does Bigfoot Exist?

Ever since childhood, I have been obsessed with the creature known as Bigfoot or Sasquatch. This is all part of…

British Prime Ministers: 10 Amazing Facts

1. The Longest Serving Prime Minister Widely acknowledged as the first British Prime Minister, Robert Walpole was indeed the longest…

Crystals for Beginners

Regular readers might notice this post is a little different to my usual historical insights and family adventures. Nevertheless, I…

Our Favourite Julia Donaldson Books (A 5-Year Old’s Review)

My 5-year-old daughter, Aurelia has a favourite author, Julia Donaldson. (You can find out more about Julia Donaldson as well…

Reading the Classics: And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie’s classic mystery novel And Then There Were None somewhat took over my life last week. The book arrived…