I am so pleased I went to see the seals last Friday (29th November). One week later and the Warden at Donna Nook is looking at devastation as he surveys the site. The storm surge on Thursday night forced them to rip down the fence separating the seals from the dunes (which normally allows people
“Where are you from” has been a bit of a difficult question for me to answer in the past. Due to my mum and dad’s work, I lived in several different towns before I was 17 – giving me a mixed British accent and meaning that actually I didn’t have an answer to that question.
21 to 27 October 2013 My courgette spaghetti (courgetti) experiment was a definite success – you should try it. Receiving a personalised box of tea from Twinings in the post really made me smile. I am very easily pleased! I take part in the weekly “smart phone square” photo challenge through the Instachimps photography group
On Thursday this week I attended LincUpLive, “Tomorrow’s Business Innovation, growth and regeneration – a business intelligence event”. I have lots of highlights of the day, which was very motivating and gave me a lot to think about. One thing that really struck a cord with me was something that Alan Moore said during his
The Bailgate area of Lincoln had a really great atmosphere today – the Lincolnshire Sausage Festival and Food and Farming Festival were both taking place in the Castle and Cathedral grounds. The smells were amazing – local farmers and related organisations of all kinds set up stands to sell their wares and promote their businesses.
A couple of weeks ago I introduced Britain’s Personal Best here on Splodz Blogz; a scheme aiming to recapture the motivation created by London 2012 by encouraging us to challenge ourselves. My personal challenge, the thing that Britain’s Personal Best inspired me to do, was to ride a horse. Relatively simple compared to many of
Thank you so much to everyone who was able to get over to Lincoln Central Library sometime over the last two weeks to view my six black and white smartphone photographs, along with the 90 others on display. We have now taken the pictures out of the Library, and so for those of you who
After enjoying my first Sky Ride Local so much a couple of weekends back, I signed up for one of the women only Breeze rides. Breeze, which is also part of British Cycling, is all about encouraging women to take to their bikes and enjoy social cycling. I thought it would be an excellent way
The second annual InstaChimps photography exhibition opens on Monday, and I will once again be showing a handful of pictures I’ve taken on my iPhone. InstaChimps is a group of mobile photographers based in Lincolnshire. After the success of our inaugural exhibition last year, the group has doubled in size and has expanded beyond its
Sky Rides have been running around the country for several years, and this year Lincoln has (finally) joined in with a series of Sky Ride Local events for us to take part in. These are organised rides supported by British Cycling Ride Leaders. Some are just a handful of miles at a slow pace suitable
Yesterday I took part in the launch of the new Hirebike scheme in Lincoln. The initiative, which is part of the AccessLN6 project, is designed to encourage the use of sustainable transport in Lincoln. The orange bikes are available to members of the public to hire from six (soon to be eight) locations across the
At the beginning of July, roadworks on a set of major junctions and a bridge between our house and work began. Lasting an expected 20 weeks, the works promises much disruption to our 15-20 minute commute, including right turn bans, road closures, temporary traffic lights, and all the other things associated with massive highways projects.
Are you coming along to the Lincs Tweet Meet this evening? This now regular networking and best-practice-sharing event is designed to give Lincolnshire tweeters the opportunity to meet, share, learn and network. It is always a really positive and motivating event that leave me with 100s of ideas as well as new people to tweet.
A few weeks ago I spent a rather splendid evening with some girl friends at Rock+Paper+Scissors in Lincoln (I introduced them to you here when they first opened) taking part in one of their many craft workshops. The idea is simple – get creative over tea and cake. They have a varied programme; knitting, crochet,
I used to see personalised gifts in two ways. They were either very high priced items – I’m thinking silver and gold – that were engraved with someone’s name to mark a very special occasion. Or they were tacky things like poor quality pens and magnets and seaside rock that we would bring home from holiday when we