Echoes of My Neighbourhood: Liverpool

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

Echoes of My Neighbourhood: the Singing Ringing Tree

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 took an 11YO to see Macbeth. Does that make me a bad parent?

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?

A day out in the 1900’s – Beamish Open Air Museum

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