Animals, Articles, Stories

Happy Birthday To My Girl

In Sept 2010, I lost my parents, and to help me get over the grief, my husband suggested we get a dog. He wasn’t a dog person, so this was a big thing. In early 2011 we picked up an eight year old Yorkshire terrier named Jodie. My husband adored her and soon she became… Continue reading Happy Birthday To My Girl

Articles, History, Places

Celebrating 70 years of WI

I belong to the Anglesey Federation of Women's Institue (AFWI) in Wales and in turn, is part of the National Federation of Women's Institutes. My branch is Trearddur Bay and in November 2021 we celebrated seventy years with a meal at The Anchorage Hotel, followed by a piece of cake, which was delicious and made… Continue reading Celebrating 70 years of WI

Articles, Avon

Ding Doing, Avon Calling

It's been a great month for Avon, my third with the company. I am loving the products they offer as they are all of good value, attractive and sweet-smelling. You may even have seen adverts on the television recently too. As a result of that, I've had extra orders.For myself, I've ordered the beautiful Lavenda… Continue reading Ding Doing, Avon Calling

Articles, People

National Father in Law Day

My father in law passed away early 1983. I’d known him for five years. We had a great relationship. He was the biggest kidder going and I was young and naive. In their caravan, they had a dried star fish and he told me it was in suspended animation and if put back into water,… Continue reading National Father in Law Day

Articles, Book

National Thread A Needle Day

This didn't get posted on the day, so don't suppose it matters. I love craft particularly cross stitching. I threaded my needle a few days ago to start a new project from Cross Stitcher magazine. It is a bee, as you can see below, and it is a little further along now. If you want… Continue reading National Thread A Needle Day

Articles, Inspirational

One Died and One Comatose!

Everything and everyone has a story. And, in keeping of the ethos of Magic of Stories, they are all around us every day. Today I thought I would share something different with my blog followers. It is a first for my blog, but even plants have a tale to tell. This is the story of… Continue reading One Died and One Comatose!

Book, Historical, Non-fiction

The Road To Wigan Pier by Carole Parkes

Today I am bringing you a true life story of Elizabeth Smith as she told to her daughter. Historians will enjoy a look back on the social history of a Lancashire lass. At ninety nine pages long, this memoir will be sure to capture your heart as well as educate and amuse you. MEMORIES OF… Continue reading The Road To Wigan Pier by Carole Parkes