Travel Tuesdays 18: Saltaire 

I know, it’s not Tuesday… but today I want to tell you all about my little outing to a place called Saltaire in Yorkshire. It’s a mill and village built by Sir Titus Salt in 1852 to 1859. He wanted to move his workers out of the unhealthy slums of Bradford, to a place with clean air and better facilities. The mill isn’t used anymore (it’s an art gallery and shop now) but people still live in the lovely cottages. There are lots of interesting buildings to look around and plenty of trees and flowers too.

Edit: Here’s an example of the exhibit in the art gallery in the old mill. It’s a project called “The Arrival of Spring” by David Hockney. He made these pictures by drawing on his iPhone and iPad. So clever!

Blogger Recognition Award

Thank you Dustin the Roaming Counselor for the Blogger Recognition Award! It’s lovely to be nominated for an award, and it’s especially meaningful this week as it’s my WordPress anniversary! My little blog is one year old!

So, on to the tasks that Dustin has set for me:


1) Thank the nominator and give a link to their blog(s)

2) Tell everyone a short bit on why you started your website

3) Give two small pieces of advice for other bloggers

4) Nominate a maximum of 15 bloggers and let them know about your nomination

I started my blog one year ago to post stories and poems that I wrote. Over the year I’ve had fun posting photos, short stories, travel tales, thoughts and other things. I’ve enjoyed visiting other blogs and getting lovely comments from my readers!

My advice to other bloggers would be to enjoy the blogging process -have fun with your posts and enjoy visiting other people’s pages, whether you manage to do that for three hours a day, or only check WordPress once a week! 

I’m not actually sure who to nominate for the award. There are so many blogs that I like looking at, and so many lovely people who like and comment on my posts, so I guess I nominate you guys!

Tea Tales 4: Popcorn Tea

Yes, you read the title of this blog post correctly… this is a post about a wonderful tea flavour that I found in a shop today called Popcorn tea. It is made by Twinings, which happens to be one of my favourite tea brands, so of course I had to try it!

Popcorn tea is a blend of Japanese green tea, toasted rice and popped rice. It has a lovely flavour, although it doesn’t really taste like popcorn… I don’t drink much green tea, but I am very much a fan of this variety! Thank you Twinings for fuelling my tea obsession!