Category: Miscellany

Blogtober: Day Two – In Memory of a Friend

Today, like many of my Beatle fan friends, I lost a friend. I didn’t know Trev as well as others but he was always straight up, with no bullshit. Before he was so suddenly taken from us he was organising a Fundraising event for this December. The event is going ahead to honour his memory and legacy of being part of a great community of Beatles fans.

Details of the Beatles4Food event can be found on facebook by clicking the graphic below


If you can’t attend but want to contribute to the charity please click here.

And finally, my friend Donna wrote a lovely tribute to Trev which you can read here.

Blogtober: Day One – Random Questions

In order to attempt to get into the swing of writing more often I’m going to try and do a Blogtober type thing. I’m not following any particular list, just finding topics and ideas that I fancy and going with them. Don’t worry, the flurry of posts is just for the month, it should quiet down again after that, but hopefully not quite as quiet.


What’s your Favourite Book? 

To Kill A Mockingbird or The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. They both had an profound effect on me at key times in my life.

What’s your favourite ice cream flavour? 

Mint choc chip

What’s your favourite Movie?

Probably Bladerunner.

What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever been? 


What accomplishment are you most proud of? 

Most days I’m just pleased to manage to get up in the morning.

When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better?

Buy stationery or work on new jewellery designs.

Who’s your celebrity crush? 

Currently, Timothy Hutton.

If you could shop for free at one store, which would you choose?


As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?


What’s your favourite day of the week?

Any that doesn’t involve an alarm clock.

What’s your favourite flower?

Freesia or lavender.

What’s your favourite fruit?


Snow Pictures

It’s cold. Apparently this is The Beast From The East (gotta have a catchy name these days to get anywhere as a weather front!) Still to come is Storm Emma.

Thankfully so far I have had no travel woes apart from slow traffic, but as we allow plenty of time to get to the station it wasn’t too bad.

Snow photos are obligatory on the Internet so here’s a snowy Super Lambanana in Liverpool, a snowy tree stump in Eccles and a snow laden bench and mysterious snow fairy ring at Eccles train station. Enjoy!

Attempting to be more…something.

From my plethora of shiny, happy notebooks and journals I have decided to use this jolly orange number to carry with me for stuff.

Lists, ideas, feelings, phrases that pop into my head, things to do, places to go, notes for reference later, all shall go in here. I have decorated it with a witty sticker to celebrate.

Hopefully this will lead to being more organised and potentially more and better posts here, but I wouldn’t hold your breath to be honest. (Maybe I’ll remember more bits for the book posts of I actually jot down notes instead of forgetting that my memory is completely pants and fails me an a regular basis)

“…I wish you a Brave New Year…”

2018 has arrived and to be honest, I’ve not seen a lot of resolutions flying around. Perhaps we have finally learnt not to set ourselves up to fail. Personally I haven’t bothered with resolutions for a while, but I do try and set little goals.


Goals for 2018 –

– Actually update my blogs.

– Get my routine sorted so I have time/energy to work on projects

– Get to more events

– Visit places

– Remember to take any medication I am on (honestly, it’s a good job my antihistamines aren’t vital to my continued existence)

– Listen to more music

– Read more books. (I have set my 2018 reading goal over at Goodreads)

– Watch more films. I have a backlog of stuff to watch and now I’ve found a reasonably priced cinema nearby I can see more new stuff too.

– Make it to 2019 (As in look after myself as I see fit)



It boils down to doing more stuff for myself and feeling okay about it.

Anyway, expect photos from day trips. (Though don’t actually hold your breath, it will be a while yet, I need warmer, brighter days.)