The Russian Whale Jail and the Sad Reality of Whaling

In October 2018, a news story broke of a ‘Whale jail’ in the Far East of Russia. The media threw…

Fun Online Games for Younger Kids

Like many others of her age, my 5-year-old daughter loves playing games on her tablet. When she first started to…

10 Hotels in the North West on My Bucketlist!

My family and I love to travel! Every now and again, (in fact, very rarely), my husband and I get…

Reading the Classics: Animal Farm

After reading Pride and Prejudice I decided to read something a little lighter. The next book in my ‘Reading the…

Easter Resources From Mrs Mactivity

Aurelia and I have been introduced to a most wonderful website – Mrs Mactivity. I honestly cannot praise this site…

Shopping for a Chaise Longue

I had a chaise longue many years ago and I absolutely adored it. Unfortunately, it became a place to store…

Hauntings: Why is There Always a Woman in White?

I vividly remember watching the pilot episode of Supernatural (one of my favourite TV shows) way back in 2006. The…

My Healthy Homemade Burgers #MeatMatters Challenge

This post is an entry for the #MeatMatters Challenge, sponsored by Simply Beef and Lamb. Learn more about the benefits…

Blogger Apps – The Apps I Use Everyday

I must admit, I was dragged into the 21st-century kicking and screaming! It’s only in recent years that I have…

Reading the Classics: Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice was a novel I had attempted to read many years ago. Because I had struggled to get…

Carpe Diem – Some Thoughts on this Philosophy

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Mr John Keating, played by Robin Williams in the 1989 film ‘Dead Poets Society’ famously…

Fun Places to Visit with the Kids in Manchester City Centre

My family and I are fortunate enough to live in rather close proximity to the greatest city in the world,…

How to Incorporate Tropical Design into Your Home

Whether you decide to go all out tropical, or simply want to incorporate a little of the tropical theme into…

International Women’s Day: My Medieval Heroine – Melisende of Jerusalem

In light of International Women’s Day, I wanted to share the story of a little known medieval heroine. Melisende of…

Things to Do in Brampton

My family and I enjoyed our annual glamping trip last week. We stayed in the beautiful, picturesque town of Brampton…

‘Here Be Monsters’: My Fascination with Cryptozoology

When I started blogging 18 months ago, I made myself a promise. That I would blog about things I enjoy.…

English Heritage Bargains!

On our recent trip to Cumbria, we visited a number of English Heritage sites. For the past three years, we…

Reading the Classics: 1984

1984 has long been my daughter’s favourite book. Shamefully, my knowledge of the text had had, up until now, been…