Book review: Only a mother by Elisabeth Carpenter – …

First a disclaimer, not only has Elisabeth ‘Libby’ Carpenter been a guest on my radio show at Chorley FM last year but she has kindly…

My bag and purse style: THAT revenge purchase …

Be prepared for some serious bag talk. Shoe ladies look away now… It was a sturdy plastic lunch box with a cartoon exterior, matching drink…

Plymouth Hoe Ho Ho: Eight things to do …

Go see the sea, blow away the cobwebs on the Plymouth seafront. Obvious, right, and it’s bound to be cold in winter but there is…

Visiting Da Vinci’s Milan in luxury (in …

May next year marks 500 years since the death of Leonardo da Vinci, artist, engineer and general genius. He spent more than 20 years in…

Panto review: Cinderella starring Gareth Gates, Les Dennis, …

Scenes from life, often in a ridiculous manner. This could easily describe recent scenes in central government or any number of recent reality TV shows. But…

Wicked review: Defying Gravity in Manchester for a …

I was there in Manchester for the fan-fared premiere of this touring production of Wicked in 2013. It’s been round the world since and in…

Theatre review: J.M.Barrie’s Peter Pan …

I feel that little tingling of Christmas joy following my first panto production of the year – here is my review of Peter Pan at…