I have lived in a few different parts of the UK in my life, but Morecambe wins hands down for scenery. A seaside town in Lancashire, and is often called Morecambe Bay, for its huge tidal mud flats that dominate the seafront. You look out over the bay towards the hills of the Lake District, and in fact if you are visiting the Lakes, Morecambe makes for a lovely day trip. But if you are looking for a lively resort like Brighton or even Blackpool, then Morecambe probably isn’t the place. Its quiet, blustery with a distinct lack of nice sandy beaches even when the weather accommodates. Many parts of the town itself are run down, pound shops and discount stores are the main draw here. But, look beyond this and you will find a quiet beauty in the architecture, old shops and breathtaking views on offer. Read more
My visit to the gardens, shops and galleries at Logie Steading in the North of Scotland.
I’m still getting Scotland withdrawal symptoms, so to cheer myself up I am going to share another lovely place I visited, Logie Steading. Located east of Inverness and 6 miles south of the Moray coast, Logie Steading is a small complex of shops and galleries set in the Logie Estate and also offers a gorgeous garden and river walks. Read more
It would be fair to say that my idea of a perfect day out involves some combination of craft, tea and cake. So when my Mum suggested that en-route to visit a family friend in Prestatyn in North Wales we took a trip to Abakhans Mostyn store, I wasn’t going to say no!
I visited the area often as a child and back then, Abakhans just sold fabric, but in recent years has expanded hugely, and now has interiors, yarn and craft shops as well as a gift shop, cafe and workshop space. Read more