Window Wednesday — Round 2

I have always had a thing for windows. And doors. Oh and rooftops and chimneys And for bicycles leaning against railings. But mostly for windows. A window, with its sturdy wooden frame weathered by time, can stand as a testament to the many eyes that have gazed through it, pondering the mysteries of the world beyond. A world that can look quite unremarkable and yet with the addition of the

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Bingeworthy TV for April

As it seems to never stop raining I am finding myself looking forward to a weekend afternoon on the sofa with a box set and a cuppa more and more. But what to watch? Here is a list of things I have either earmarked for the next couple of weeks, or recently enjoyed just in case you find yourself in need of some inspiration for bingeworthy TV this month Each

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Tips for moving house

In a previous life I saw people moving into and out of houses every week so developed a solid set of tips and nuggets of information to pass on (make your bed the second you get in there, you will be shattered by 7pm and grateful that 10am you had the foresight to do it) and now my son has bought his first place so is about to move in.

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Visiting -cesters — Frocester

Some might say it was a whistle stop tour of Frocester as we continued visiting all the towns ending in cester this month. Hard to believe it has been a year since we did the last ones, but here we are. Or rather there we were, in a the smallest of villages called Frocester on a beautiful spring day. We were actually heading to Weston Super Mare for the day

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2024

Still stuck for a gift idea for Mother’s Day this year, well here is my Mother’s Day gift guide for 2024 with a few ideas that I hope might help. These items have been sent for inclusion in this post and passed on to a few people I thought could use a boost. First of all: The gift of books Who doesn’t love an afternoon curled up with a book?

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Lift 109 at Battersea Power Station

Nestled within the iconic Battersea Power Station, Lift 109 stands as a testament to the industrial heritage and ingenuity of London’s past. As one of the most recognisable features of this historic landmark, Lift 109 offers visitors a unique opportunity to step back in time and experience a piece of the power station’s rich history firsthand. Booking Your Lift 109 Experience Booking tickets for a ride on Lift 109 at

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A London Icon: Battersea Power Station

Standing majestically on the banks of the River Thames, Battersea Power Station is an architectural marvel that has captured the imagination of Londoners and visitors alike for generations. With its iconic silhouette dominating the skyline, this historic landmark has a rich history and has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years, culminating in the revival of its iconic Lift 109. A Glimpse into History Battersea Power Station was first commissioned

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10 simple Valentine’s at home ideas

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and love is in the air! While it’s a wonderful time to celebrate your affection for that special someone, it doesn’t have to break the bank or harm the planet. Candlelit dinner Create a romantic atmosphere by preparing a candlelit dinner at home. Cook your partner’s favorite dishes, set a beautifully decorated table, and enjoy an intimate evening without the restaurant price tag.

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Hotel Indigo Exeter — A review (AD)

From the minute you stand at the check in desk you are reminded that the Hotel Indigo Exeter used to be a department store called Colson’s. And if you have ever watched Are You Being Served you will find yourself peering round the corner of the bar in the hope of catching a glimpse of Mrs Slocombe. Yes, this used to be the City’s department store and there are nods

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Cote At Home’s Alpine Menu (ad)

During lockdown we had to find ways to celebrate birthdays that took into account the current restrictions. Cote became my go to for birthday celebrations and in fact it was whilst sitting in the garden enjoying a Cote beef wellington on Bruce’s birthday that we got the phone call to say that our first granddaughter had been born. So when I heard in the midst of a dreary January that

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100 Book Reading Challenges aren’t for me

In a world that seems to be constantly rushing, there’s an ever-increasing trend of reading challenges that encourage individuals to devour books at an astonishing pace. One such challenge that has gained significant popularity is the “read 100 books in a year” challenge. While some people find exhilaration in conquering this challenge, I have a different perspective. I believe that reading should be about more than just numbers, and in

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Exmouth: A Seaside Paradise

Nestled along the picturesque coastline of South Devon, Exmouth is a quintessential British seaside town that simply oozes charm and character. With its stunning beaches, vibrant town center, and rich maritime history, Exmouth is a place where time seems to stand still, allowing visitors to bask in the beauty of the British coast. Join me on this journey as we explore the many reasons why Exmouth is such a lovely

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