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Five Thrifty Tips: London

Five Thrifty Tips: London

We have just returned from a fun packed few days in ‘fish, chips, cup o’ tea, London!’ Headed down last Saturday using tickets bought well in advance via the Virgin Trains website. My husband had a gig at Camden Underworld and we were keen to see the sights. Like any capital city London can be … Continue reading

Wayoh and Entwistle Reservoirs Walk

Wayoh and Entwistle Reservoirs Walk

Just hours before 2017 turned over a new leaf to 2018 we set off for our final walk of the year. We headed up into the West Pennine Moors, an area crossed by footpaths and bridleways, in brilliant sunshine. Pulling over by The Chetham Arms we took a left onto the High Street, then after … Continue reading

Ashton Park Oak Tree Through the Seasons

Ashton Park Oak Tree Through the Seasons

Nearly five years ago I started a project to brighten the dark morning trudge to work, photographing a majestic oak tree throughout the seasons.  A couple of months ago I started editing together a selection of my photography with local people’s memories, made in the parks around Preston and I came across a folder of … Continue reading

Walking with Witches Four Centuries On

Walking with Witches Four Centuries On

Last sunny Saturday we headed out towards Clitheroe, seeking fresh air in the cold January sun. I was keen to show my son the location of his much loved Spook’s books, or Wardstone Chronicles, the fictional tales of a spook, his apprentice and witchcraft written by local author Joseph Delaney. We set off from the … Continue reading

Old Man of Coniston, Lake District

Old Man of Coniston, Lake District

2017 was a year with a tremendous high, getting married in one of Preston’s most beautiful parks, and a few incredible lows, burying my father, a very close family friend and my uncle. We were keen to see the back of what had been a tricky, emotional year to navigate. What better way to end … Continue reading

KAWS at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

KAWS at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

One of the highlights of this year so far has been catching the work of New York based artist KAWS at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The park combines contemporary and modern art with nature, with sculptures and works of art by some of the world’s finest artists dotted about 500 acres of countryside. It provided the perfect backdrop to … Continue reading

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

It had been an awakening from the sleep of winter, the day that we decided to walk the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail. The sun had pierced the January gloom and the sky was brilliant blue, the perfect Sunday for a Valentine’s walk. I had bought ugly walking shoes for this purpose and even posted a photo … Continue reading

Gairloch Beach, Highlands, Scotland

Gairloch Beach, Highlands, Scotland

It had been a wet and wild few days on the North-West coast of Scotland. Rather than remain holed up in our lovely, little loch-side holiday cottage we had embraced the inclement weather and stomped about the Highlands, soaked to the skin. So when the first glimmers of sun shone that July morning we decided to head … Continue reading

Beacon Fell Country Park

Beacon Fell Country Park

This beautiful woodland country park is just a short drive from the bustle of central Preston. Beacon Fell Country Park boasts 185 acres of extensive conifer woods and moorland. Parking up in the visitor centre car park we set off, away from the trails, to explore the woods. The park is home to a variety of … Continue reading

Hayley North Holistic Chef

Hayley North Holistic Chef

Sometimes in life we meet those brave souls who offer us inspiration and hope at times when we maybe feeling scared or trapped. Yoga teacher and retreat chef Hayley North is one of those people. She has transformed her world by following her passions and now lives a life many would dream of. I met Hayley fifteen years … Continue reading