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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Great Blog Train blog hop stopping at St Helens, UK

Welcome to St Helens, UK

I was born and raised in St Helens, I moved away when i was 18 years old, but have been back living here for 10 years. For some reason the town just pulled me back.

St. Helens is a large town in Merseyside, England. It has a population of 102,629.


SmithKline Beechams

Beecham was the family business of Thomas Beecham (1820–1907), a chemist. He was the grandfather of the conductor also named Thomas Beecham (1879–1961). As a boy, he worked as a shepherd, selling herbal remedies as a sideline. He then started as a travelling salesman or peddler.

Their first product was Beecham's Pills, a laxative, in 1842. Subsequent success enabled him to open a shop in Wigan in 1847.

Beecham opened its first factory in St. Helens, Lancashire, for the rapid production of medicines in 1859. Under Thomas's son, Sir Joseph Beecham, 1st Baronet (1848–1916), the business expanded, but remained a patent medicine company and engaged in little research.


Pilkington Group Limited is a multinational glass manufacturing company headquartered in St Helens, United Kingdom and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Japan-based NSG Group.

The company was founded in 1826 as a partnership between members of the Pilkington and Greenall families, based in St Helens, Lancashire. The venture used the trading name of St Helens Crown Glass Company. On the departure from the partnership of the last Greenall in 1845, the firm became known as Pilkington Brothers. In July 1894 the business was incorporated under the Companies Act 1862 as Pilkington Brothers Limited.


Patriarch Thomas Greenall learned the brewing trade from his wife's family in the 1750s and founded his own brewery in north-western England at St. Helens in 1762. Brewing was a highly competitive business, with rivals ranging from the lone homebrewed to inns and pubs that brewed their own ales to wholesale brew masters like Greenall. Though the founder dabbled in nail making, coal mining, and yarn spinning throughout the late 18th century, brewing remained the family's core interest.


St Helens Rugby Football Club, nicknamed Saints, are a professional rugby league club, formed in 1873, from St Helens in North West England who play in the Super League and were a founder member of the Northern Rugby Football Union.

St Helens are one of the oldest members of the Rugby Football League. Founded as St Helens Football Club on 19 November 1873 at the Fleece Hotel by William Douglas Herman, they played their first ever match on 31 January 1874 against Liverpool Royal Infirmary.

The Saints Way bridge, linking the town centre to Langtree Park, home of St. Helens Rugby League Club is to be named the Steve Prescott bridge in honour of one of the club’s greatest players.

“By naming the bridge after him is our tribute to one of the greats of St. Helens and a most well deserved honour, all the more so that the bridge links the town Steve loved so much to his beloved club.

Former Super League international Steve Prescott, who battled a rare form of stomach cancer, recently died aged 39.



Dream is located on the prominent summit of the former Sutton Manor Colliery in St.Helens, Merseyside. Midway between Liverpool and Manchester.

Dream is a sculpture and a piece of public art by Jaume Plensa in St Helens, Merseyside. Costing approximately £1.8m, it was funded through The Big Art Project in coordination with the Arts Council England, the Art Fund and Channel 4.

I hope you enjoyed the tour of St Helens as much as i enjoyed showing it off to you xx

Monday, 3 August 2015

Jute and Sharpie Beach Bag

We spend a lot of time visiting the sea-side, so we needed a bag to keep the kids swim wear all together and easy to carry, so that is what inspired this project.

After making the Jute Pencil Case i realised how easy it was to do, 

So rather than bore you again with the tutorial, pop over to HERE for the full tutorial


Our beautiful Luke


Princess Chloe

The artwork was found at deviant art or you can find it on my Pinterest

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Saturday, 1 August 2015

Happiness is Homemade Link Party #83

Wow, August already, where has the time gone?  Saying that i have managed to achieve some projects around my home which i have been meaning to do for a number of months years.



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Friday, 31 July 2015

Feature Friday #13 - Sew Travel Inspired

Hello , It's time for another Feature Friday,

I would like to meet Maria from Sew Travel Inspired.  Sew Travel Inspired is a place to find the best travel related sewing on the internet 

Maria sews .... A lot! It is her therapy and her addiction. She sews everyday except holidays or when she travel (although Maria has been known to take her sewing machine with her on road trips.)

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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Wake Up Wednesday #79

 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" Party
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Funshine Dr Pepper® Cherry Brownie Sundaes
Life With The Crust Cut Off

Last week when I was stocking up on ice cream at Walmart I noticed new Dr. Pepper® Cherry and I was sold!  I love anything cherry flavored and even have two big ol’ cherry trees out front!

Thrift Store - Thrift Score Thursday
Re-do It Yourself Inspirations

So I'm at it again.

Thrift shopping. I was supposed to get mulch. But on the way, I remembered a buffalo I saw last week and again earlier this week.

The Pioneer In All Of Us
A Mother's Shadow

I believe we still have the courage and stead­fast atti­tude to make a dif­fer­ence for GOOD in our soci­ety today. So many peo­ple do the hard things, make dif­fi­cult choices and  stand up for what they trust to be the cor­rect course in life, despite the con­se­quences.


There's no better way to assess your gardening needs than to test your garden soil.  Let me show you how!

Asparagus Wrapped in Puff Pastry
Kiku Corner

made this asparagus wrapped in puff pastry for Tomiko’s 30th birthday party. They are simple but a little time consuming to assemble, but everyone loved them and we only had a few left over!

How to Paint Your Purse
Love, Laughter, Forever After

I love fashion. I hate to spend a lot of money but I will on things that I love and on things that I think will last me a lifetime. I spend money on purses. I actually get a lot of great deals on Shopbop.

The Crafting Nook

Does it happen to you that you get bored of things in your closet? It does, right? When we have things for too long it’s just like… you again??? It happes to me quite often hahaha. That’s why I love refashioning! I also do it often LOL. Making things look like new is a great and cheap way to say bye to this boredom. My sparkling infinity scarf refashion made me fall in love with this old scarf all over again!

Pretty Metal Fall 2015: YSL Metal Clash Eyeshadow Palette - Beauty Isles

Lemon Limoncello Cake Loaf

When life gives you lemons or in this case, Lemons and Limoncello, you have to partake in this zesty Lemon Limoncello Cake Loaf. It’s killer!

Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Oreo Tart
The Baking ChocolaTess

This Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Oreo Tart is so decadent!  It’s magnificently rich, bursting with peanut butter and chocolate explosions all snuggled in a delectable Oreo biscuit crust.  *Big Drools!*

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