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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

24 Acts of Random Mischief

24 Acts of Random Mischief

24 Acts of Random Mischief Sick to the back teeth of staring into sunsets and counting your blessings? Fed up of the happy brigade imploring you to spread good cheer? Would you rather give a random stranger a scowl rather than a smile? My EVIL ADVENT calendar works like a normal advent calendar but instead … Continue reading

Manicure Mania

Manicure Mania

Nail technician and beautician Alison Lee has show-stopping nails nailed this season. Her bold and beautiful hand painted designs perfectly complement summer skin. I fell in love with these sophisticated, graphic nails that she created for a friend. With such flair for nail art it’s no surprise that her salon Decadence Nails, Beauty and Training has been rated … 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

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