Everything is Just Blooming Sweet!

Today is St Valentine’s Day and with love in the morning air for the parishioners from Merryworth Town – everything is blooming lovely inside our ‘Leaf & Maple Flower Shop’ and as Norma scurries among the flowers, THOSE felines pop by...

For What I Am About To Eat?

On Homeless Sunday, THOSE Mice from St M's arrived at St M's Parish Church to welcome everyone with bowls of tasty goulash and to raise awareness and support for those who have no home they can call their own. However, enticed by the smell of delicious food wafting through the cold January air and being the curious feline she is - Minnie B pottered along too!

The Ghost of Christmas Past!

With the clock ticking towards Christmas Day, I took the time to grab a few hours away from the hard work that I had been doing at 13 Piccadilly Terrace to make a quick visit to Nicole’s House.

Although I wanted to leave a special gift for Nicole, I had also wanted to spend a moment or two by the Christmas tree inspired by this wonderful lady and who had made similar gold bows by hand to decorate her last Christmas tree before her untimely death six months later...

As the Poppies Blow…

Today is Armistice Day and with the weather here in York somber and dark, the ambiance feels somehow appropriate as I wind my way through my garden and to the old corbel stone that is nestled among the shrubs and ferns and where my ‘Poppy Garden’ now waits...

Vampyres? Werewolves? OH!

Tilly Simms hadn't really enjoyed the celebrations of the festival of Día de los Muertos yesterday as she had been very troubled by the strange behaviour of Murphy B - the small furry cat who prowls his way through the sleepy hamlet of All Hallows and who charms all who cross his path – including the grumpy owner of 'Dogwood & Myrtle General Stores' old Bella Pendle!

"Oh my!" sighed Tilly as she thought about Murphy stalking the All Hallows graveyard at dusk with some very odd white foam on his face!

Orange is THE New Black!

At first Minnie B had been very excited to have received her special invitation to the party at Nicole's House for this All Hallows Eve but as the day arrived and even with the promise of lots of delicious cake; she was not her usual happy self...

Paw Prints in the Flour!

"'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house. Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse" ~ Clement Clarke Moore

Although the children may have been ‘nestled all snug in their beds’ waiting for the  visit from St Nicholas on Christmas Eve - there was plenty 'a stirring’ within the basement kitchen of the poet Lord Byron at 13 Piccadilly Terrace in the year 1815...