Lisa McManus

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 and I write Dr Moonlove, a fictional online diary of a man looking for love. You can contact me at

Arthur Heaps (far left) visiting family members in Preston

Those who have left Preston: Living the Dream in Australia (part one)

It’s time for a summer getaway! Whilst many of us are preparing to escape to warmer climes for a week or two others are packing their bags and planning to make that move permanently. I wanted to speak to people who had upped sticks, left Preston and settled abroad. In this, the first in a three part series of articles, I talk to two Prestonian […]

2 years ago by
jacobean fight rehearsal photos

Jacobite: The Preston Fight

It kicked off proper on Church Street last night, just like the old days November 1715 to be precise, as Preston’s Uneasy Theatre and Cardinal Newman Dance Academy joined forces to recreate the last battle fought on English soil. Jacobite: The Preston Fight told the story of the battle on Church Street during the struggle to reinstate the Stuart Monarchs. First performed in the 1992 […]

2 years ago by
roe deer

Roe Deer Spotted Close to Fylde Road

Yesterday evening myself and my young son spotted a young deer bounding across the play area on Maudland Bank, behind UCLAN’s Media Factory. It was an amazing sight to see a wild animal within such a heavily populated area. As it sprang off in the direction of Fylde Road I wondered if sightings of deer were common within Preston and if we see it again […]

3 years ago by
Want to promote your local business? Fired 4 U

Ever wanted to set up your own business in Preston? Part One

Ever fancied working for yourself? Despite these lean times now may be a better time than ever to set up a business. The government plans to roll out the National Enterprise Allowance, a package of up to £2,000 available to unemployed people wanting to set up their own businesses, later this year and with online tools such as social networking and blogging it is becoming […]

3 years ago by
Penny Slot Machine

Good Old Fashioned Fun

Fancy a bracing New Year’s walk with a non-calorific treat at the end of it? Earlier this week we braved the gnarly weather and headed to Southport for a stroll along Southport Pier and a play on some old fashioned penny slot machines.

3 years ago by
Christmas tree preston

Seven Tips For Christmas Family Fun in Preston

Stuck for things to do with the kids over Christmas? Don’t fear, we have the lowdown on what’s on over the festive period.

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