23 things you didn’t know about Stratford or Shakespeare

I’m sure there are a million interesting things about Stratford upon Avon. There have to be. It’s a lovely place.   Here for a starter though are 23 that we learned our recent visit. Stratford upon Avon has been given lamp posts by councils and countries around the world.  They line the streets and to be

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What is the point of an injunction these days

Social media is awash with a story that has been rumbling on for a couple of weeks now and it is proving, once again, that injunctions are making the UK privacy laws a joke.  And making me ask what is the point of them now?  In case you weren’t aware let me bring you up

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Window Wednesday — Chichester

Can we just pretend it is Wednesday?  And not Thursday.   Or that some kind of technical glitch meant that this post, written and planned over the weekend, was published 24 hours late.   That it is going up, and into your inboxes on Thursday, has nothing to do with me sitting down at 5pm

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Setley Ridge Vineyard

Twenty something years ago my parents decided to up sticks and move to France.  They bought a vineyard and beat the French at their own game.  Within a couple of years they had rebuilt the pretty much derelict Chateau, won awards and turned around a failing business selling wine to the local co-operative into a

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Stratford upon Avon

Shakespeare died 400 years ago this year. He’d have been 445 if he was still alive, you know. Just THINK how many plays he’d have written by now – we’d have needed an infinite number of zoos, each with an infinite number of monkeys to type all that lot. However, to commemorate the fact that

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Win a fabulous hamper with DFS

Staying in is the new going out, right?  Well it is in this house.  I love nothing more than collapsing on the sofa on a Friday night knowing we have the whole weekend ahead of us.   There have been some great dramas on recently that we have either series linked, or binge watched on

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