Lisa McManus

Mischief, fun and adventure. I enjoy documenting mine and my son's travels around Preston and beyond. I love writing and photographing anything art, style, travel or nature related. I also write my own blog and I write Dr Moonlove, a fictional online diary of a man looking for love. You can contact me at [email protected]

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Review: Switch – Compagnie Bam at the Big Top

It was Saturday, we’d spent a packed afternoon milling around the Vintage Festival and competing in the Championsheeps, I was taking a tired but happy six year old home when a friend called. “Come up to the top of Winckley Square,” she said. “There are some men doing somersaults off a see-saw.” We made our way through the thinning crowds in the late afternoon sunshine […]

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Tracey Patrick with her daughter Jessica

Those who have left Preston: Living the Dream in California (Part Four)

Tracey Patrick left Preston to work with a family in the USA. Twenty years later and she is still there, very much settled with a family of her own. In this revealing interview Tracey talks about the realities of family life and schooling in the US, including the gang violence and threat of kidnap, and how she would never leave the warmer climes of California.

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Sarah Bousfield doing arts and crafts with the kids at Cerrito on Earth Day - teaching them how to use waste/scrap for play/practical things

Those who have left Preston: Living the Dream in Peru and Australia (part three)

Right now Sarah Bousfield is preparing to come back to the UK after three months away volunteering in Peru. I thought Sarah was a really interesting person to feature in this series as she has not only got stuck into life in South America but she previously lived and worked in Australia for five years and has also spent time in the Netherlands. I wanted […]

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olive tree brasserie See your advert here korova arts and cafe bar Want to promote your local business? Dutch flower fields in April

Those who have left Preston: Living the Dream in Europe (part two)

What I love about social network sites is catching up with friends who now live abroad. It has inspired me to write this series of articles about Preston ex-pats. Charlotte Walker is one of the people I’ve been able to catch up with. Hailing from Fulwood Charlotte has had an interesting life, living in Montreux, Switzerland and San Sebastian, Spain. She now lives in a […]

2 years ago by
Arthur Heaps (far left) visiting family members in Preston

Those who have left Preston: Living the Dream in Australia (part one)

It’s time for a summer getaway! Whilst many of us are preparing to escape to warmer climes for a week or two others are packing their bags and planning to make that move permanently. I wanted to speak to people who had upped sticks, left Preston and settled abroad. In this, the first in a three part series of articles, I talk to two Prestonian […]

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Jacobite: The Preston Fight

It kicked off proper on Church Street last night, just like the old days November 1715 to be precise, as Preston’s Uneasy Theatre and Cardinal Newman Dance Academy joined forces to recreate the last battle fought on English soil. Jacobite: The Preston Fight told the story of the battle on Church Street during the struggle to reinstate the Stuart Monarchs. First performed in the 1992 […]

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