The genteel Cumbrian resort of Grange-over-Sands might seem like an unusual place to host the paranormal, but there's something eerie in them thar woods. Pop over to The Spooky Isles magazine to read my article about the phenomenon - and let me know if you've ever felt anything unusual there!
At this time of year it's worth seizing every opportunity for a walk, even if the weather isn't very promising. Yesterday was misty, bordering on foggy, and cold, with snow still lying on the fells. But the sun broke through the low cloud every now and again and the pavements weren't icy, so off to [...]
The local civic society has been busy in Grange-over-Sands, putting up lots of blue plaques to explain various bits of the town's history and/or interesting buildings. There's one for the church, another for the municipal clock tower, and also several celebrating more obscure nooks and crannies. One of these announces that a detached, relatively old-looking [...]
After a weekend when both of us had to put in a fair bit of work, we took this morning off and headed for the small "seaside" town of Grange-over-Sands, about twenty miles south. I use seaside in quotes because it's on the shores of Morecambe Bay rather than the actual coast, and also because [...]
A whole year has whizzed by since the last set of Heritage Open Days and suddenly they're on us again. This year it's better than ever since the event lasts for two weekends rather than one, with the same fascinating mix of history and culture to explore. We're whizzing about ourselves at the moment and [...]
Abbot Hall art gallery in Kendal is perhaps one of the town's best kept secrets. It nestles down a side alley, past a car park, on the edge of the river next to the church, but hidden away behind its own original stable block, now the Museum of Lakeland Life and Industry. But if you [...]
We're often told that writing can be a lonely business and it is: I can spend hours sitting in front of my computer in the tiny space I call a study, plotting, scribbling or typing on my latest work. Sometimes the only contact I have all day is chatting to people online, so it made [...]