Portugal: 5 relaxing beach-y things to do in Gale, …

I’ve just holidayed in the beautiful Algarve in Portugal where I stayed in the beach resort of Gale with its sandy beaches and drop-dead beautiful…

My new side-hustle | BBC Radio Lancashire

As suspected, my latest career move into radio at BBC Lancashire (Grin & Tonic with Nic and Gem, Sundays 4-6pm – blatant plug) has not…

Melanie Blake’s The Thunder Girls at The …

As women, we are all products of our experiences and the decisions we make along the way, but we have one thing in common –…

BBC Radio Lancashire: I’m going back on …

Update: The show will be 4pm to 6pm Sundays from August 18 – you can also catch up with it via BBC Radio Lancashire on…

Book review: The White scorpion by Rob Sinclair

Flawed action hero James Ryker is back in The White Scorpion – latest in the thriller series from author Rob Sinclair. Reviewed by Nicola Adam.

Luxembourg: Wine to vine city and country adventure

The wine-maker’s daughter stands proudly in the sunshine amidst her family’s vines, with the magnificent Moselle river winding behind her amid the green of the…

Books: Bella Figura; How to live, love and …

It seems appropriate that I met the author of this work by chance in Milan, the most stylish of cities, in the country she now…