Book, Crime, Historical, History, Non-fiction

Who Killed Constable Cock by Angela Buckley

This is the first of my new style book reviews. They incorporate the #picturestellingstories tag, which you will see a lot more of now on. This is true story and account of a murdered policeman in 1876. The first picture is where it took place. At the centre of the story is the firearm that… Continue reading Who Killed Constable Cock by Angela Buckley

Anthologies, Romance

How is it for You?

Despite everything this year, I have had four family members move house and two new babies have come into the family.That should be a happy time, but it's been sad. My sister in law was saying how they have spent nearly thirty years living in a large Victoria house, and moved to somewhere completely different.… Continue reading How is it for You?

Articles

International World Car-Free Day

On September 22nd, it is National Car Free Day to encourage motorists to give up their cars for the day.  I don’t for one minute think we will see car-free roads. People have to travel to work and I can’t see them wanting to walk or cycle, or get public transport instead. However, there are… Continue reading International World Car-Free Day

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

Articles, Places

The National Coastguard Watch

The National Coastguard Watch, known as the NCI, is manned by a team of fully trained and dedicated volunteers. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met. There are fifty-six stations operational and manned by 2600 volunteers keeping… Continue reading The National Coastguard Watch

Articles, Places

Caravan Holiday Homes

I read this by author Carole Parkes about her caravan. It looked delightful and a perfect place to escape the world. My parents had a static caravan for most of their lives, and that enabled us to take our children for holidays by the sea. In later years we had our own, which sat virtually… Continue reading Caravan Holiday Homes

Articles

Holyhead Harbour

Holyhead in Anglesey has a lovely promenade and harbour with open spaces and a beautiful sunken garden. You can choose to walk above by the road with great views across the bay or down at the bottom by the sea edge. We frequently do both, it's a pleasant circular walk with old-fashioned shelters along the… Continue reading Holyhead Harbour

Articles

The Saga of the Bank Card

by Karen J MossmanAnother old one from a few years ago.On the way to our Anglesey to stay in our caravan in the Autumn of 2014, we stopped off for breakfast at McDonald's. I paid by handing hubby my bank card. As I had the dog on my knee, I couldn't get it back into… Continue reading The Saga of the Bank Card

Articles, Places

How Rude!

Imagine that you are in conversation with someone. You are enthusiastically telling them a story when suddenly, they put their hand up and say, "Stop! Don't speak. You wait, mouth still open....?....? ....? You're gasping to tell the punch line, your heart is racing, waiting..waiting.... "Go," they say, "carry on." How rude is that? Well,… Continue reading How Rude!

Places

Living on an Island

Karen J Mossman lives on an island in the UK. Anglesey is just off the north Wales coast. She spent all of her life living in a big city where it was always full of traffic. Moving to an island meant she not only lived in the countryside but also near many beaches. Life became… Continue reading Living on an Island