Let’s face it, black is always the new black.
There is nothing like the look and scent of fresh flowers in your home.
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With holiday season almost upon us, now is the time to get travel organised.
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April 16th - At Chasewater, someone has designed and implemented a cunning Bob-trap, by planting the dam with my all time favourite flowers: Cowslips.
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April 14th - Unexpectedly, I came upon a beautiful sight in Brownhills - over thirty moored narrowboats from the Historic Narrow Boat Club who’re on their Wyrley Wander tour and stopping here until Monday when they move on to Town Arm in Walsall.
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When it comes to interior style, my tastes definitely move towards vintage and classic looks.
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Yesterday was a very exciting day in Birmingham for hundreds of kids enjoying the beginning of their half term holidays.
There is nothing better than crafting with your kids to impart to them the value of taking care of our environment.
In today’s world, we’re all too aware of how important it is to remain active.
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For kids, being and staying cool is very important.
Last week I looked at Spring being the perfect time to sell your home , and some of the practical and aesthetic considerations you need to pay special attention to in order to show your home in its best light.
Friday night saw a red carpet event and aftershow party for ‘All or Nothing’ .
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As moms, our bodies change a lot over the years: pregnancy can alter the size and shape of your body, but the good news is that it doesn’t have to be permanent.
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Image source Gold – is there a color more glamorous that this rich, shimmering hue? Probably not.
Most people want to be fashionable by dressing up in daringly bold outfits, but they do not always succeed in making a statement.
Another month has been and gone, and I have to say, where is the year going? March is always a month I dread.
I spent a very useful couple of hours in Northfield Village in Stafford with Philip Atkins and Mike Wilcox, Leader of Lichfield District Council.
I hope that you have all enjoyed a relaxing break over Easter, even if it was only the long weekend.
I take huge pride today in being able to post the following article by noted and very much respected war historian Andrew Thornton, who's done so much to record the life, times and service of som many servicemen, local and not so local.
Yesterday, I pointed out that Brownhills was hosting the Historic Narrow Boat Club who have their Wyrley Cruise event on this weekend, and the tour will be spending a couple of days at Silver Street in Brownhills (15-16th April 2017) before moving to...
The sharp eyed amongst you will have no doubt noticed that Brownhills has some rather special guests staying with us over Easter - the Historic Narrow Boat Club have their Wyrley Cruise event on now, and the tour has hit town! Continue reading...
I spent a very useful and enjoyable hour with the Brokerage Team this week, learning more about how we commission care for the frail elderly.
That there Kate Cardigan from Lichfield Lore, Lichfield Discovered and a host of other historical and community based projects is appealing for people to join her and other volunteers in the new Friends of Chasewater Group.
That there Lucy Wood from the Saxon Hill Craft Barn shop at Chasewater Innovation Centre has written to let me know that they're holding a free Community Doodle Workshop this Saturday, 8th April 2017 from 10am until 2pm, and all are welcome! Continue...
The office moves in Stafford have been running on rails – I’m very grateful to all involved for the effort and can-do attitude that everybody has displayed.
Two events in one: Kate Cardigan Gomez from Lichfield Lore, Lichfield Discovered etc.
I’ve often spoken about how Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have always been closely linked and are steeped in history with a proud and rich heritage going back many years.
There is a good deal of concern at the moment in Brownhills West about a planning consultation currently being undertaken by Cannock Chase District Council, regarding many aspects of local development, but in this case about future provision for ...
Staffordshire has a long and proud military heritage, which continues right up to today.
An interesting history walk is taking place this Sunday, 26th March 2017 at Chasewater, entitled 'Where does the water go?' which takes a look at how the dam infrastructure functions, and some of the industrial history of Anglesey Basin and surrounds.
Chasewater Railway - the little gem of a preserved industrial railway right on our doorstep is holding it's annual Industrial Gala this weekend, Saturday and Sunday 18-19th March 2017.
I spoke at a conference on the subject of development in Staffordshire this week.
Yesterday (Saturday 11th March 2017) saw Walsall Wood take a scenic trip over Cannock Chase to Brocton, where despite a good fight, the Badgers held the lads to a one-all draw.
This week we had the Chancellor’s Budget and while we work through the detail and what it means for Staffordshire, there appears to be support for small businesses, money for skills training, help for those in need, and more childcare to help ...
This week we had the first Senior Managers’ Conference for almost exactly a year.
I've noticed that Chasewater Railway - the little gem of a preserved industrial railway right on our doorstep is re-starting passenger services this weekend after the winter shutdown.
I don't know much about this one, but just a quick heads up: there's a talk entitled 'The Deer of Cannock Chase' on at Chasewater Innovation Centre at 2:00pm Saturday, 4th March 2017.
This week Staffordshire made the international headlines again with the discovery of yet more golden treasure.
This week sees the first Senior Managers’ Conference for a year.
It’s great to see thousands of our young people taking part in this year’s young enterprise scheme to help develop their personal and business skills.
For those of you into conservation and the local environment, there's this event going on at Norton Bog (that's north Chasewater) this Sunday, 26th February 2017 - the Friends of Norton Bog are a great group and you can find out more about them at ...
Storm Doris made herself known this week as she swept across the county, bringing with her winds of up to 60 mph which brought down dozens of trees and power lines.
Take care folks, it’s windy! Another fallen tree at The Parade Brownhills are causing services 10, 10A & 937 to use Chester Road North #Walsall — NX West Midlands (@nxwestmidlands) February 23, 2017 Filed under: News...
There's ongoing interest in the drainage works taking place at Chasewater Dam, and I'm indebted to reader and top blog contributor Andy Dennis who's kindly sent me another bunch of pictures and a short video of what's going on.
I keep repeating that growing our county remains a priority for the County Council and stagnating is not an option.
It’s been a busy and mixed week, with a lot happening.
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