Reading the Classics: Persuasion

The book that has stuck with me the most throughout my Reading the Classics journey has undoubtedly been Jane Austen’s…

The Incredible Origins of Everyday Phrases

I have always been fascinated by the origins of everyday phrases. Here, I’ve decided to explore some of the origins…

How to Create your Own Afternoon Tea

My daughters and I are rather partial to afternoon tea! We’ve had so many wonderful afternoon teas at some fabulous…

Reading the Classics: A Tale of Two Cities

After reading George Orwell’s Animal Farm, I decided to move away from 20th-century literature for a while. I loved Pride…

Dino Falls Adventure ‘Crazy’ Golf

As its the half term holidays, I decided to challenge Aurelia to something a little different – crazy golf. Aurelia…

Weight Loss-Friendly Foods to Kickstart Your Diet

The older I get, the more difficult it seems to lose weight. In my early 20’s, I could go to…

Aurelia and the Pop Pop Snotz

I have been kindly gifted a Pop Pop Snotz box for Aurelia to play with. Although I hadn’t heard of…

Comic-Con Oldham 2019 – Comic Book Heaven!

Aurelia and I love to make the most of our weekends and embark on some wonderful adventures! Last weekend, Aurelia…

“Let Them Eat Cake” One of History’s Greatest Misquotes

For decades the words “Let them eat cake” have been attributed to Queen Marie Antoinette in the 18th-century. But, history…

Create the Look: Retro Design

What is Retro Design? The term retro is short for ‘retrospective’ – the definition of the word is to look…

Blue Planet Aquarium: A Splashtacular Underwater Adventure:

Aurelia and I finally ‘took the plunge’ and headed down to Blue Planet Aquarium in Cheshire. It was an epic…

The Ghosts of Pendle Hill: A Paranormal Investigation

As many of my readers are aware, I have a keen interest in the paranormal. I have conducted a number…

Royal Birth Traditions

As the nation awaits the news of the arrival of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first baby, I’m going to…

Dried Fruit Recipes

I received a complimentary box of dried fruit from Whitworths. My daughter and I decided to do some baking and…

The Dark Side of the Web – Pro-Anorexia Sites

My 17 year old daughter does not mind my telling the world she suffered with anorexia, and beat it! And…

The Crown of Thorns – From Jerusalem to the Cathedral of Notre Dame

And after twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on His head, and a reed in His right…

Is My House Haunted?

If you’re reading this, you might be asking yourself the question ‘is my house haunted?‘ I have been there myself…

Aldi Sugar-Free Sweets

When I stopped smoking in 2012 I turned to sweets (mints in particular) to curb my cravings for cigarettes. They…