Animals, Children’s Stories, Fantasy

The Adventures of Yoota by Alexia Kanta is Free to Download!

Welcome to Yoota and the land of the Katers. Come and meet SnowHorn and friends. Read about their adventures, but be careful the evil Katers don't touch you as they will turn you bad as well.  Alexia Kanta spent one summer creating the land of Yoota. These wonderful strange creatures and their short adventures are… Continue reading The Adventures of Yoota by Alexia Kanta is Free to Download!

Animals, Articles, Nature

National Pet Memorial Day

Most of us have had pets that we have loved and lost. On the 13th September is National Pet Memorial Day, and it offers you a moment to think about a pet that loved. Many of us don’t like to go there because of the sadness it can bring us. So why not use this… Continue reading National Pet Memorial Day

Animals, Articles

Lost Dogs

by Karen J Mossman In 2015 I was involved in an ill fated Round Robin. This is where a group of cross stitchers get together, choose a theme, and stitch one square each. They then pass it (post it) to the next person to stitch and eventually it arrives back with the original owner. My… Continue reading Lost Dogs

Animals, Articles

Not born an Artist, but am trying!

In the nineties, I taught myself to cross stitch because I wanted to make pretty pictures and didn't have any talent for drawing. At the beginning of the year, my WI (Anglesey Federation of Women's Institute) held a drawing course, and so I thought I would try it. Unfortunately, by the time I got to… Continue reading Not born an Artist, but am trying!

Animals, Articles, People

Life as a Dog Owner

by Karen J MossmanFrom my diary of 2011 Every day at lunchtime, I come home from work and take my Yorkshire terrier, Jodie, to the local park, Victoria Park, Stretford, in Manchester. There are two big fields and a few nooks and crannies to wander around. At lunchtime, I just walk around the perimeter of… Continue reading Life as a Dog Owner

Animals, Nature

I’m Scared of Mice!

by Karen J MossmanI don’t know exactly when I became afraid of mice. Perhaps it was my mum telling me she heard a mouse trap snap in the night, then lay awake hearing the whoosh- whoosh of it being dragged across the floor. Or it could have been my sister who kept mice as pets… Continue reading I’m Scared of Mice!

Animals, Articles, Stories

National Farriers Day

The 2nd of July is National Farrier’s Day. It is to encourage horse lovers, riders, and trainers so say thanks to specialists in the equine world. This had me thinking about how as a youngster I loved horses. Watching Cowboy and Indian films in the sixties meant I could see them galloping across the plains… Continue reading National Farriers Day

Animals, Articles, Nature

The Chicken Farm

by Jane Finch A few years ago I decided I would like to keep chickens. However, instead of buying pedigree chickens, I rescued some from a battery farm. I had seen pictures of them kept in small cages, never seeing the light of day, never feeling the sun on their backs, and never feeling the… Continue reading The Chicken Farm

Animals, Articles

My Little Star, Tilly.

Ark Angels Animal Rescue is based in Chester. This is where we got our King Charles Cavalier Spaniel Meggy, from. She is a rescue dog, taken from a puppy farm somewhere in Wales in June 2018. It was evident she'd had lots of puppies and they estimated her age as four or five. I've continued… Continue reading My Little Star, Tilly.