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Tag Archives: Cumbria
Blogging was one of my very first ventures into writing. Back in 2010, when I started to pursue this as a potential career, all the best advice was: write a blog. It was good advice. I honed my craft, spoke … Continue reading
Today marks five years since unbelievable tragedy hit my home town of Whitehaven. I still recall vividly how the surreal events unfolded little by little. My family and I were living in Bangladesh at the time believing we were the … Continue reading
It’s with great sadness that I have to tell you all that our attempts to help Ria in her quest to help women in Bangladesh has failed. Despite wonderful support from you all last year – raising all the fees … Continue reading
“the road to hell is lined not just with good intentions but with health and safety laws too…” Do watch the video I’ve linked below. It’s a little cheesy and (forgive me, my US friends) a little too American in its … Continue reading
My family and I had a lovely time last night at the opening to the ‘Cumbria Lonnings’ exhibition at the Florence Arts Centre in Egremont, Cumbria. The Florence mine was, until recent times, a working iron ore mine. It was … Continue reading