Tag Archives: Staffordshire

Boscobel House piece on English Heritage

                  Thanks to English Heritage for picking up my Day Out in Shropshire piece on their Facebook page here. Boscobel House is a great place to visit with a fascinating story….

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Give Them What They Want – short story published

Great news – following a wonderful evening at the Cheshire Prize for Literature (my story ‘Part of the Furniture’ is included in the Lost and Found anthology) on June 25 I learned this week I’ve had a story long-listed and another published. … Continue reading

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A crash course on The Cut

I had some great news last night – my piece on the delights of travelling (and attempting to navigate the Shropshire Union Canal, or The Cut as it’s known in these parts) has been published today by the Daily Telegraph … Continue reading

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The King is playing hide and seek – Boscobel House

The Royal Oak – Why King Charles hid in a tree A King hid in a tree and changed the course of history. We visited Boscobel House thanks to Have a Lovely Time and English Heritage. A King playing hide- … Continue reading

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Winter marsh

Doxey Marshes are a great place to walk and spend time watching wildlife. The marshes are hemmed between Stafford town centre, the West Coast Main Line railway and the M6. I’ve spent hours walking, writing and thinking here. The changes … Continue reading

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Escape from the city – Burston, Staffs

peaceful Burston On Friday night (April 15) we headed to Burston for a bar meal at the Greyhound Inn. The pub was quietly busy, but certainly not packed. After leaving a busy Birmingham city centre the peaceful Staffordshire countryside was wonderful.   … Continue reading

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Stepping Stones

The Stepping Stones on Cannock Chase are a magical place when the mist sets in. We splashed through the brook the other February afternoon. From time to time a mountain biker or a child in wellies or a rider on … Continue reading

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