Travel review: The Lake District

Thinking positive and being healthy is the mantra by which many of us have started 2018. And the beautiful setting of Bowness –on-Windermere is just the place to go for that mid January pep up.
Passepartout and Fogg in Around The World in 80 Days

Theatre review: Around The World in 80 Days, The Lowry Theatre, Manchester

What great admiration we had for the tiny team of merry thespians clearly still enjoying the festive run of Around The World in  80 Days at The Lowry Theatre in Manchester.
Theatre and Comedy
Britains Best Small Hills by Phoebe Smith

Book review: Britain’s Best Small Hills by Phoebe Smith

Travel expert Phoebe Smith certainly knows her hills! And she is keen to share her knowledge with everyone.

Wild About Britain by Brian Jackman

Book review: Wild About Britain by Brian Jackman

This is a lovely book for travel enthusiasts everywhere. Author Brian Jackman takes you on an adventure spanning 40 years giving his thoughts and inspiration for nature.

The Broons.  D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd 2017

Book review: The Beano, The Dandy, Oor Wullie and The Broons annuals 2018

Christmas is nearly upon us and it means a good excuse to settle down and enjoy some real chuckles.

The shore of the Rhine on the Grossbasel side with a view of the cathedral and the Mittlere Brcke in the background. Copyright Basel Tourismus

Travel review: Basel, Switzerland

It took a while for us to get our heads around it and when we did we thought it was quite cool.
Lucky cat bento box

Christmas gift reviews

The Japanese are renowned for their simple but beautiful art designs and wonderful exotic foods and drinks.

What a cool helmet cover.

Gear review: Coolcasc helmet covers

It goes without saying that mothers are a clever lot. Watching your children can inspire some great and simple ideas.

Theatre and Comedy
The choral society is the oldest in the world

Theatre review: Halifax Choral Society ‘s Carols and Brass Concert, The Victoria Theatre, Halifax

Christmas brings out the best in most of us. We are prepared to go that little bit further than usual to make sure we all have a good time.

Theatre and Comedy
The modern Shetland jacket

Gear review: The Originals Collection - Shetland jacket

Fresh in our minds following a brilliant trip to Shetland was the mixed bag of weather we experienced.

5 second rule

Game review: Staccups and Five Second Rule by University Games

Christmas presents a great opportunity for all the family to get together and play games!

Norwood Hall Hotel

Travel review: Norwood Hall Hotel, Aberdeen, Scotland

It is always nice to score a first when you visit somewhere new.  And we hit lucky when we found ourselves sitting in Scotland’s latest – a  low hydrogen powered taxi.
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