Posted in January 2013

An afternoon in blustery Blackpool

An afternoon in blustery Blackpool

Crikey its thunder and lightning here, real stormy weather. It was ultra windy yesterday too, so we decided to head to Blackpool for a blustery afternoon on the coast. We had no real plan, so headed down to the seafront to watch the wild and wicked waves. They were proper gnarly, throwing spray up and … Continue reading

Butterfly House, Williamson Park, Lancaster

Butterfly House, Williamson Park, Lancaster

We fancied a break from the freeze last weekend and headed to Lancaster’s tropical Butterfly House. Open the doors to this unusual Edwardian building and you are transported from a chilly January day to a warm, lush oasis filled with plants and many different species of butterfly. We enjoyed trying to spot the butterflies some … Continue reading

The best sensation

The best sensation

Okay, okay so the photo was taken on the French Atlantic coast in June, at Labenne Ocean. But nice to feel the sunshine hey northern hemisphere people? I love swimming in the ocean, it is so wild and gets a little hairy at times. The sea here can suck you up, churn you round and … Continue reading

Twenty four hours in London

Twenty four hours in London

Took the super speedy Pendolino to London yesterday to catch up with friends and see the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the V&A. The train pulled out of dreary, old Preston and entered a winter wonderland as it tore across snow covered England. Snow had even settled in the capital so I headed for the warmth … Continue reading

Quirky second hand shop in Preston

Quirky second hand shop in Preston

A cool new second hand store has opened in Preston, selling all kinds of quirky homewares, clothes and art. This huge, great, glamorous Betty Boop caught my eye and I had to go in and find out more. “We were going to call the shop Betty Boop Corner,” says owner Caroline Lonergan, “Lots of people … Continue reading

Warhol, Dali & Picasso Books for kids

Warhol, Dali & Picasso Books for kids

I guess many children’s first introduction to looking at art is reading picture books. We have found some wonderful children’s books that illustrate stories about different artists’ lives in our local library. In Dali and the Path of Dreams author Anna Obiols and illustrator Joan Subirana tell the story of little Salvi who finds a … Continue reading