“Here comes the sun…”

Today was one of the days I’ll tell my grandchildren about, with glossy eyes, silver hair, and probably a few thousand cats on my lap. I hoped on a tram to Heaton Park in Manchester with my partner in crime, unaware of the surprises that we would soon stumble upon. Seriously, if you’re looking for…

Revitalizing.

Finally, I’m able to say, with a joyful heart and weary hands, that exam season is over! I made it out alive, my dignity somewhat intact, and I honestly couldn’t be happier. I’ve been dreaming of the summer for many moons; the adventures it would hold, a ‘no money back’ guarantee of warm weather and,…

‘Twas the night before Christmas…

Christmas Eve. December 24th. You may not think much of it. Perhaps it brings you a wave of stress, dashing to the shops to buy a last minute gift for the aunt you completely forgot about, tugging on brightly coloured paper in a desperate attempt to wrap the last few presents that were hiding at…

“Guten tag” from the Manchester Christmas markets…

One of my favourite things to do when the air gets colder, nights get darker and Santa begins loading the sleigh is to visit the German Christmas markets in Manchester. My lovely boyfriend took me last Saturday, and despite the huge waves of crowds and tragedy of dropping my white chocolate crepe down my red…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

“I’m in love! I’m in love! And I don’t care who knows it!!” – Elf (the best Christmas movie ever made). Today I went to the garden centre Bents with my wonderful family and gorgeous boyfriend, Richard. I have to say, it’s up there on the leader board for “best days ever”, although that could…

ADVENTURE/INTRODUCTION : Who is Anna McBride?

Awkward introductions have never been my forte, along with many things, it seems. Yet I suppose you have to start somewhere, and I ought to do the same. My name is Anna McBride. I am 15 years old and I live in a small town in the UK, mainly inhabited by the elderly and a…