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 http://misschipie.wordpress.com and I write Dr Moonlove, a fictional online diary of a man looking for love. You can contact me at [email protected]
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 Lisa McManus Share
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 […]2 years ago by Lisa McManus Share
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 […]2 years ago by Lisa McManus Share Want to reach Prestonians Advertise here? Want to promote your local business?
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 […]2 years ago by Lisa McManus Share
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.2 years ago by Lisa McManus Share
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 […]2 years ago by Lisa McManus Share