We mustn't call it Wuthering Heights... but it is
Why I owe Charlotte Brontë a massive hot chocolate
Belatedly, here's a post for Jackie of A Cooking Pot and Twisted Tales 'Echoes of my Neighbourhood' prompt. Last week we had a day trip to Liverpool. It's nearly two hours by train so by the time we arrived at Lime Street Station we didn't want to travel much further. Luckily there's plenty to see … Continue reading Echoes of My Neighbourhood: Liverpool
Of all the wonderful ideas I've come across in the WordPress community, the Echoes of My Neighbourhood prompt from Jacqueline at acookingpotandtwistedtales.com must be one of the best. The idea, simply, is to share pictures of your local area so bloggers around the world can get a flavour of different cities, landscapes and environments. How … Continue reading Echoes of My Neighbourhood: the Singing Ringing Tree
I’ve had my fair share of underwhelming experiences trying to organise family days out at museums. Last weekend I think I finally got it right with a great afternoon out at Leeds City Museum! These are my five top tips for making the most of one of these free tourist attractions on our doorstep. Make sure … Continue reading Family Days Out in Leeds: Leeds City Museum
11YO has been studying Macbeth in high school this term, and as there was a production of it at our local Leeds Arts Centre recently, I thought I'd give her the opportunity to experience it as it was intended - as a piece of live theatre. (She's also seen this episode of Blackadder and wanted to know … Continue reading I took an 11YO to see Macbeth. Does that make me a bad parent?
If you've been reading my last couple of blog posts, here and here, you'll know that I had signed myself and 11YO up for a 5km 'Bubble Rush' in aid of our local hospice. You'll also be aware that I'm a bit of couch potato, and that the training was NOT going well. The big day … Continue reading We did it!
I'm always a bit envious of mummy bloggers who produce seemingly effortless blog posts about family days out, interspersing fun facts about the place they've visited with adorable photos of their offspring. Every time we have a family trip somewhere I think 'maybe I should blog about this' but somewhere in amongst the bad-weather-lost-gloves-feeling-travel-sick-want-an-ice-cream-I'm-BORED chaos that accompanies … Continue reading A day out in the 1900’s – Beamish Open Air Museum
A few years ago when we lived in Huddersfield, the Husband and I used to go to the annual Imbolc Fire Festival in Marsden, a small town south west of Huddersfield, on the edge of the moors. We haven't been for a long time but it was taking place this last weekend, so we decided to take … Continue reading Greeting the Spring: Marsden Imbolc Fire Festival