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]

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 […]

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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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christmas in preston Want to reach Prestonians Advertise here? korova arts and cafe bar Want to promote your local business? 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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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 […]

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