There’s more to Ascot than just the horses

  When you think of Ascot, and racing, what do you think about? June?  Sun shining?  What colour will Her Majesty’s hat be today?  All valid questions, but do you ever consider that there is more to Ascot than just the one “Royal Ascot Week”. We are lucky enough to live just a few miles

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Buying a used car, how to, and how not to sell cars

  A few weeks ago I was car shopping.   First online, and then visiting showrooms with a view to test driving before making a final decision. The only criteria I had were that it had to be fun, and, in what might have been some kind of mid life crisis, it had to be a

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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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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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Let’s bash mums earning a living

That’s basically what this thread amounts to.    And to be honest, I am sick of it.    Sick of people having a dig at other people who are going about their lives, living it how they feel works for them, asking nothing of anybody else, only to find themselves being bashed and bullied by

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Kitchen cupboard hack

I don’t know what possessed me to attack our kitchen cupboards last weekend but something did.   I can’t even claim that I had bought a new labelling machine and had found a determination to use it because we have had it for years.  Saturday morning though and Mr B came downstairs to find the

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10 Incredibly Fun ways to raise money for charity

  If you want to raise money for a charity close to your heart, you want to do it in a way that’s going to get attention. Not only could this help you to raise more money personally, it could also help the charity to become more well known. Raising awareness for a charity you

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Dear Giles Coren

Dear Giles Coren I have just seen on social media that you recently reviewed a cafe near a beach on the south coast and whilst doing so ranted about “tattooed fatties day tripping from Plymouth”. Now I can’t work out if you actually mean that or if you said it as some kind of traffic

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