Shibden Hall, Halifax: Gentleman Jack and diaries of one woman’s remarkable life

Originally posted on Welcome to the Beautiful North:
I recently went to Halifax to see an art exhibition (post to follow in due course) and took the opportunity to visit Shibden Hall, the ancestral home of the Lister family. The Hall is less than two miles from Halifax town centre, so I jumped into a taxi. ? Shibden Hall was built in the early 15th… Continue reading Shibden Hall, Halifax: Gentleman Jack and diaries of one woman’s remarkable life

Book review: Chocolat (1999) by Joanne Harris

Chocolat is a timeless novel about love, life and prejudice; intertwined with a little magic, sadness – and chocolate. This centres on a young single mother, Vianne Rocher, who breezes into the old-fashioned French village of Lansquenet with her six-year-old daughter Anouk and causes a stir by opening a chocolaterie at the beginning of Lent, which is opposite the church. Father Reynaud, the parish priest, … Continue reading Book review: Chocolat (1999) by Joanne Harris

5 Simple Steps To Drastically Improve Your Writing

Originally posted on irevuo:
If you’ve always wanted to share your thoughts and ideas and stories with the world, then surely you’ve asked yourself this simple questions: How do I become a better writer? Well, even though it takes years and years of practice, following these five simple steps will drastically improve your writing. 1. Steal (like an artist) Whoa! Wait a minute, Cristian. What… Continue reading 5 Simple Steps To Drastically Improve Your Writing

5 great reasons why you should share other blogs

Originally posted on dansbookblog:
Daniel Leone ? Do you follow other blogs? If so, why? What is it about other blogs that makes you hit that ‘follow’ button? Is it their sense of humour? The topic they cover? Or just that you like the photos they use? ? Sharing is cari- ooh, donuts! For me, it’s about more than that, I look at it on… Continue reading 5 great reasons why you should share other blogs

Writing: a journey of self-discovery

I love the idea beginning Evie Gaughan’s post – you don’t become a writer, you discover you are one.  This suggests writing is innate and not learned, just lying underneath waiting to be discovered, perhaps for a lifetime. As a child, I enjoyed reading and writing letters to family – who writes letters these days! – and became fascinated with fantasy worlds and words on … Continue reading Writing: a journey of self-discovery