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]


Opinion: We need to ensure Preston’s urban natural environments are protected

Do you ever have those moments when you see something so naturally beautiful your heart sings? I live in an urban area of Preston, when I am out and about with my seven year old son I try to help him see the wonders of nature that surround us. The peregrine falcons swooping down for their prey from St Walburge’s steeple, a couple of swans […]

2 years ago by
St Walburges graces the cover of this month's magazine

Local Vintage & Craft and Advent Fayres

If you like to pick up quirky gifts or fancy a bit of culture with your shopping check out two events that are happening in the city this weekend. First up is the Christmas Vintage and Craft Fair at Lancashire Archives on Bow Lane on Saturday 24th November. There will be stalls selling all things vintage, exhibitions of archives, Victorian dresses, vintage hair styling and […]

2 years ago by
Wooden Spoon Theatre Company

Review – Halloween Antics at Avenham Park Pavilion

Something spooky was going down on Avenham and Miller Parks this wet and wild Sunday afternoon. Despite lashings of rain over a hundred people made their way to Avenham Park Pavilion to join the Park Rangers for Halloween Antics. Little witches, skeletons, monsters and ghouls were shown how to make broomsticks from sticks and twigs and coloured in monster masks. The gloomy afternoon was very […]

2 years ago by
The Mandala

The Mandala Preston yoga and complementary therapy centre

Tired and sluggish yet too busy to stop? Feel daunted by the dark days looming? Or perhaps you fancy a change from your usual exercise routine? I know I do. Even as a keen swimmer the prospect of leaving the leisure centre with the wind whipping around my neck and damp hair isn’t very enticing. That’s why I fancied checking out The Mandala, Preston’s new […]

3 years ago by
The Mandala

Free Yoga Taster Session

Preston’s new yoga centre The Mandala are offering a free ‘Yoga for Healthy Lower Backs’ taster session, this Sunday 28th October 2012. The programme has proven effective for chronic lower back pain by The University of York research. The taster session will be run by Karen Holroyd and will include information on the yoga trial, the course and as well as some ‘core’ practice from […]

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compagnie bam

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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