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Posts Tagged ‘Cumbria’

Stick of Rock mugs: An interview with product designer Lydia Leith

Designer Lydia Leith introduces her new Stick of Rock mug range: an engaging take on everyone's favourite seaside candy!

Written by Amelia Gregory

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The striking designs of product designer Lydia Leith first caught my attention at Bust Craftacular a few years back so I was delighted when she got in touch to tell me about her fabulous new project: the Stick of Rock range of mugs.

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How much did your parents influence your decision to enter the creative world and what was the best advice they gave you?
Both parents have always been creative (Father illustrator and Mother craft teacher). Growing up in London we just happened to live in a very creative community, our neighbors (and friends) included a well known ceramicist, a fashion designer, an RA artist and in the house opposite us a Turner Prize winner. As a child I just thought this was very normal but looking back it was lucky coincidence and I have very fond memories of it all. From an early age I always assumed I'd end up working… read more

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5 Great Things to do with Kids in the Lake District

Looking for some interesting ideas for family outings with small children in the Lake District? Then look no further than these great suggestions.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last week we went on a family vacation to the Lake District, taking in a packed schedule of attractions during our short five day trip. I love being outdoors and […]

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Holgates Silverdale Holiday Park: an ideal place to stay for a Lake District Holiday

A review of our family holiday at the award winning Holgates Silverdale Holiday Park in the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last week we headed North for a short break in the Lake District, staying in a luxury holiday home at the Holgates Silverdale Holiday Park on the edge of the […]

An interview with The Witch and The Robot on the release of new album Fear of Mountains

Meet the incredibly creative minds of TWATr, Cumbrian natives who are inspired by a multitude of musical influences from all over the world. New album Fear of Mountains Pt 1 is really quite special...

Written by Amelia Gregory

They live in the Lake District, drug they’re neighbours with British Sea Power and they make bewitching alternative music that has been labelled psych folk but which really doesn’t fit […]

Review of debut album Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm and interview with Benjamin Francis Leftwich

The debut album of York based singer songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich is a romantic delight, perfect for a lazy summer's day...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Benjamin Francis Leftwich by Sam Parr. He’s got a beautiful lilting voice and a way with words that belies his age: meet romantic new singer songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich of […]