Westonbirt Arboretum

Wednesday, May 31st, 2023

Westonbirt Arboretum, May 2023

There’s something about tree blossom that makes me inexplicably happy.


Saturday, April 8th, 2023

Saas-Fee, Switzerland 2023

We recently returned from a little family holiday in the snowy peaks of Switzerland. The week began rather stressfully when my little boy was poorly but ended with snowball fights and skiing. We even managed to come home to a little bit of sunshine in the UK – just in time for Easter.

I hope everyone is having an enjoyable Easter holiday weekend?


Tuesday, December 27th, 2022

Hello world… again. I found an old theme by the amazing Kassy and began to feel nostalgic for the old days of blogging and building websites for fun, that is to say without the goal of becoming a famous influencer or making money. I miss the days when we’d update just because we felt like it, with no airs or graces and no concern for how many page views we’d receive.

So hello Crucio. My virtual mind dump whilst I try my hand at ‘proper’ blogging elsewhere. It’ll be nice to come back here when I just want to remember the good old days.

Find me elsewhere:
Twitter: @firebolting
Instagram: @hogwartian and @birkdalehouse


Hello! I’m Siobhan. I’m a 35 year old mother, teacher and dreamer from Bristol, England. I love cats, magic and sushi. Crucio is my own little space where I gather photos, thoughts and virtual dust.

Read more…?


I have been designing websites since 2004. Please visit my other site, a career and media archive about actress Felicity Jones.

Captivating Felicity Jones



Over the years I have made many friends online. Here are some of their websites:

Amanda at outofthepast.org
Kassy at kassy.blog


 Since: 21st May, 2015