Window Wednesday — Bladon Church

When I started my Window Wednesday posts it was because I have always loved how windows can frame a shot.  You can look through the window and see it perfectly  frame the vista beyond.  Or an arrangement of objects just in front of them, flooded by the window’s natural light.  It is rare then that

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Gin of the month — October — TOAD

Yes, my gin of the month for October is called TOAD.  Or rather my gin of the month is made by The Oxford Artisan Distillery, TOAD for short.   We first heard about this distillery after Tom, who runs it was featured on BBC’ Countryfile recently because not only has he just started up this distillery

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Jo Malone and a giveaway

Last week I was lucky enough to hear Jo Malone speak chat about her life at a literary festival.  At the beginning of the chat we were asked how many of us had a Jo Malone perfume or candle in our house and not a single person kept their hand down.   I am pretty sure

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Xero, helping you run your business

I started my business, making the leap from being just self employed to running a company, a couple of years ago.  It made sense to do that and made me feel like a grown up suddenly being able to write “company director” when asked about my job title.  No longer would I have to mumble

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When September Ends

Wake me up when September ends Ring out the bells again Like we did when spring began Wake me up when September ends The lyrics to “When September Ends”, the song by Green Day don’t really fit my situation but I always feel that the end of September is significant for me.   I don’t acknowledge

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Window Wednesday — Venice

This is a first for me, featuring a photo on Window Wednesday that not only I didn’t take, but that I also wasn’t even nearby when it was being taken. The above pic was taken by my youngest, Ellie in Venice earlier this week.     Her first trip abroad without one of us, or a

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Dear British Gas

I am steaming.   See that picture above?  That steam just came out of my actual ears. 24 hours ago I was on holiday but here I am, a day later and any feelings of being relaxed have been destroyed.  Replaced with anger at your systems and my now almost daily dealings with your company.   I

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