Through The Magic Door

Distractions aplenty

Festival Fun at Cropredy 2015

Long time readers of this blog will probably know that each year the family and I attend Fairport’s Cropredy Convention, a folky music festival held in the tiny village of … Continue reading

August 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Day In The Life Of A Labradoodle

From the first day I held my new Gopro in my hands I knew one of the first things I wanted to do was a video with my adorable labradoodle, … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Manic Street Preachers Live at Cardiff Castle

My excitement in the run-up to this concert was somewhat overshadowed by crippling fear and stress as the threat of a rail strike loomed over the country. If the strike … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Delays, Live in Bristol

2014 is turning out to be a very good year for gigging. First The Jezabels, then two amazing MSP shows, last night we had the Delays, next week is Echo … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Jezabels Cross Stitch

Two things may be obvious to those familiar with reading Through The Magic Door. I love cross stitch, and I love The Jezabels. So it may not come as much … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

Manic Street Preachers live in Manchester and Bournemouth

In the past week I have been lucky enough to see Manic Street Preachers twice. Once in Manchester, and once in Bournemouth. It involved a lot of time spent on … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · 3 Comments

Mind. Blown. The Jezabels, Live in Bristol

It is 3am as I write this, having just returned from getting my mind blown in Bristol by the wonder that is The Jezabels. I have been a fan of … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Boxer Rebellion, Live in Bristol

Last Thursday I ventured out into the storms and made a longer than usual journey to Bristol (by coach rather than train thanks to the weather) to see The Boxer … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

How To Make A Secret Book Compartment

I think a daydream a lot of people share is the desire to have a secret door in a bookcase, but unfortunately I think that is unlikely to come true … Continue reading

February 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

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