Fish and chips, now who can resist them? Crisp, golden batter covering delicious flaky white fish, served with hot, steaming chips, wrapped in newspaper. (Well not exactly newspaper any more, but Brits of a certain age will remember that) They are practically an institution in the UK; the original fast … Show more


As a Lancastrian, born in the shadow of Pendle Hill, I was raised knowing the story of the ‘Lancashire Witches’ very well. I have trudged up Pendle Hill on scores of occasions, including some scary night walks up there at Halloween. During the 16th and 17th centuries, particularly during the … Show more


I love lighthouses and reading about their history, as well as the many stories connected with them. One of the most well-known lighthouses in the UK is Longstone Lighthouse, off the coast of beautiful Northumberland. It looks over the treacherous Harcar rocks, the scene of many shipwrecks over the years. … Show more


What are you working on? Currently I am working on some poetry, which I love writing, but don’t often have the time I really would like to devote to it. I love the changing seasons, so these often act as great inspiration for me. One day I may publish them, … Show more