This is our third Christmas as residents of North Wales. We're actually spending it in Scotland because, well...my family is there and it'd be a bit odd if we stayed here on our own...'
'I'm a podcast addict and an avid listener of Audible's audiobooks. So when Amazon launched their own range of audio shows, I was instantly hooked...These are the binge-worthy listens that have helped me sleep in 2018: West CorkI can't say enough about this 13 part murder story from West Cork in the Republic of Ireland. … Continue reading Audible’s Top Audio Shows of 2018
'Christmas is a time for goodwill to all men, prosecco, chocolate and, most importantly, unmissable Christmas TV...'
'I love singing. I’ve loved it all my life and I do it at any given opportunity. I find it a great stress reliever and, the louder I sing, the better I feel...'
Most folk that know anything about me know I'm not a big fan of people-ing. I'm not comfortable in groups and, as I'm not keen on being overly fake, my feelings are often apparent...
'My adopted nation knows a thing or two about amazing attractions. In total, we have 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in North Wales...'
'Over the past week, Les and I have been in a LOT of airports. We flew from Manchester to Helsinki, Helsinki to Seoul, Busan to Jeju Island and Jeju back to Busan...'
'Laugharne (pronounced Larn) is a pretty town in West Wales. It lies just 13 miles South of Carmarthen, sitting on the estuary of the River Taf...'
'Beautiful Britain - home to tremendous halls, castles and a long, bloody, history. And with that in mind, it’s no surprise this tiny island has a plentiful amount of paranormal activity...' Whether it’s ancient ghost stories or unexplained phenomena, there is always something hiding in the UK’s dark shadows. Protection Supplies have compiled a map… Continue reading Mapped: The UK’s Spookiest Places
'I don't really need Halloween as an excuse to watch scary stuff on TV. However, in celebration of the day, here are a few creepy things to get your fangs into this week' The SinnerJessica Biel stars as the young wife and mother who, without apparent motive, brutally murders a random stranger on the beach.… Continue reading 6 Creepy AF Things To Watch on Netflix This Halloween Week
'Regular readers will know that there are many, many things in life that I fail to completely comprehend. I make no secret of this and am often entirely bewildered by world events and trends on a daily basis...'
'On the whole, the Welsh are a friendly lot, with cheeky humour and a real passion for their country. They remind me very much of Scots, which is probably why I like them so much...'
'It never fails to amaze me when I read figures associated with how many British people take the time to make complaints to Ofcom...'
'Sundays are usually seen as a day off, which starts well and eventually spirals into depression and panic the closer it gets to Monday. In honour of, well...NOT doing that, these are 5 things I do to cheer me up on a Sunday...'
'It's no secret that I'm a true crime junkie. I spend two hours a day driving to and from work, so I make the most of this time by listening to true crime podcasts...'
'So, I was casually lying in bed this morning, reading the news and wondering how the HELL Donald Trump manages to sleep. I, myself, had an awful night's rest because I knew I had to make a start on a pretty stressful morning...'
I have this dress in my closet. Still got the tags on. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't becoming slightly alarmed by how much material I have for this series, but it is what it is. These are even more of the things I can't quite get my head round: Being Desperate… Continue reading More Things I Don’t Understand
The blue lake lies on the site of an abandoned slate quarry in the Gwynedd area of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales...'
'Now that summer's in full swing, there's always the chance you'll be asked to go to a wedding, or a barbecue, or just to a large gathering of people...'
'I'm pretty much anxious about most stuff, but few things cause me more stress than doing something brand new...' I've spent the past few months drastically increasing my exercise as a result of having turned into a lazy pie since moving to North Wales. When I lived in Scotland, I ran with my neighbours most… Continue reading Exercise Class Anxiety
'There's a real section of society that, when they realise you're married to a Doctor, immediately think your life is all kinds of amazing...'
I love anything crime related and rarely watch anything that doesn't have at least one decent murder in it. When it comes to new documentarties and shows, Netflix is hard to beat...'
'Charles Rennie Macintosh is a Scottish architect, designer and artist whose work is synonymous with the Art Nouveau movement...'
'Head to Wenallt for Coffee, Cake and Chilling...'
'Everyone has a limit for how much they can take before they lose their temper...'
I moved to North Wales from Stirling in Scotland, after spending my whole life in, or in between, major cities, I didn't think twice about, well...anything, really. Everything I wanted has always been right within my reach. Take out coffee? Costa, McDonald's or the slightly dodgy stuff my local petrol station used to sell. … Continue reading How Life Has Changed: Scotland vs. Wales
'Everyone wants to start off on the right foot on Monday morning...' When you get off to a stressful start, it can often impact on the rest of the week and make you feel like you don't have control of your life...' Instead of spending a Sunday night running around like a headless chicken getting… Continue reading Sunday Steps to Simplify Your Week
Just let me sleep and it'll all be fine. 'Today was Monday. And it was kind of a brutal day, to be honest, as I’ve been feeling pretty low of late...' . I was also not really in the right frame of mind for a day in the office, or not my office, anyway. Maybe… Continue reading How To Lift Your Spirits After a Bad Day