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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

The Best Gelato in Rome

The Best Gelato in Rome

Five or so years ago I was chatting to my little boy, promising him that one day I would take him to the country where his favourite food and dessert hailed from. Half a decade later and we were in Italy, in search of the best pizza and ice-cream. Thankfully we had inside knowledge, my … Continue reading

Highland Adventure

Highland Adventure

We set off on our road trip north early one bright Saturday morning, heading up the M6 whizzing past the Lake District and beyond. We were Scotland bound, the Highlands to be precise, a place I had last visited thirty six years ago. The journey took us beyond Glasgow, past Loch Lomond and onwards, upwards past … Continue reading

Artist Interview: Laura Hunt

Artist Interview: Laura Hunt

Music and art have long since stumbled through the years hand in hand. Inspired by the grisly attire of Preston’s lunatic doom-mongers, Evil Blizzard, artist Laura Hunt created a collection of water-colours featuring the band. Fans loved them and a limited edition run was snapped up within an hour. The band, which consists of four bass … Continue reading

Brockholes Nature Reserve

Brockholes Nature Reserve

Today was one of those unexpected days of adventure. We ate lunch and set off on our bikes, pedaling alongside the River Ribble away from the city centre. We headed East upstream, whizzing past men hoisting fences into farmland whilst gulping in mouthfuls of manure scented air. It felt good to be free. We headed … Continue reading