Napoleon III is in our back garden

. Everyone’s all about photos these days. I do like a nice picture (I spend a lot of time on Twitter, after all. You can’t turn around on there without bumping into a #fatcat or #catsoftwitter pic. And let’s not even talk about the other ones!). But the challenge, for me, is finding different things

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British Motor Museum re-opens

The British Motor Museum re-opens to the public on Saturday 13 February following a £1.1m refurbishment. Formerly known as the Heritage Motor Centre, the new Museum will be visually more exciting with an immersive display of British motoring history, designed to appeal to both current fans as well as new audiences. Also opening on the

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Room — A review

. It seemed this week that the country breathed a collective sigh of relief as children went back to school.  As routines were re-established.   Decorations came down and normality returned.   People could breathe out again and refill spaces they had to give up over Christmas, be that their office, their school chair or

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Money resolutions for 2016

. Just before Christmas there was a “thing” doing the rounds on Facebook about saving money.   Now normally I would ignore things I had seen on Facebook but since I was feeling broke I took note.   December is a killer month for me as as not only do I have the expense of

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So you’ve decided to get a chinchilla

Or maybe you didn’t exactly decide but it was decided for you. I made this mumbling agreement to allowing Ellie to have a chinchilla if she did well in her GCSEs.   I agreed not because I didn’t think she would do well, I knew she would, but because when I agreed I thought she

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Romance is alive and well in Shakespeare’s England

Romance your loved one in the beautiful and romantic setting of Shakespeare’s England over the Valentine’s weekend. Book into a luxury country house hotel, enjoy champagne teas and wine-tasting sessions, listen to sonnets and love scenes from Romeo & Juliet, wander around snowdrop gardens, make your own unique perfume or cologne, stroll along picturesque streets

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Happy Blue Year

. January 1st.   The day of making a resolution to try and live the rest of the year by.  Or month if you are doing dry January.  Resolutions by their very nature are personal, met with a determination to change one small part of our lives in an effort to get fit / get thin

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That’s it 2015 is all but done

. I don’t do New Year’s Eve.  Not normally.  I like to pretend it is just another day.   That the telly programmes on tonight are not special and that we can go to bed at 10pm, just like normal.   But then we got invited out to a friend’s house tonight and Mr B

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