How lockdown changed the photos I shared

I hadn’t really thought about it in too much detail until this time last week when I was approached by Esther Addley, at The Guardian, and asked if I would like to take part in a piece she was writing about how we have taken fewer, and probably different, photos over the past year. Thinking about what I would say prior to us then chatting on the phone made me

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A night at Den of Bracca, Bracknell — [AD]

I have always loved looking at restaurant menus. I am straight on a restaurant’s website looking at a menu as soon as the booking is made, even if it is weeks in advance. Daily specials when we arrive pass me by because I made my decision a fortnight before, and I make no apology for that. I love planning what I am going to be eating and I didn’t realise

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A year on from Coronavirus

March 2020 was when the country shut down and so we are officially a year on from Coronavirus first causing major disruption to our lives. March 23rd was the day Boris Johnson sat down and told us all that we were entering lockdown, and that life as we knew it was to change probably for ever. Here we are now then, a year on and only now properly coming out

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A morning at Exbury Gardens

With us now able to meet up with friends outside my friend Annie suggested getting together for a morning at Exbury Gardens. Pre-booking is still required so numbers are closely monitored and with it being all outside we knew we would have plenty of space away from other people to catch up, take photos and have a morning’s walk. Exbury is situated in the New Forest and so on the

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The bumper Easter gift guide

Think of Easter and you will almost certainly begin dreaming of chocolate eggs because, well who doesn’t love a chocolate egg? I love seeing them all lined up on supermarket shelves, from little ones for a Pound up to large personalised ones for upwards of £30. This year for my Easter guide, along side chocolate (no Easter Gift guide is complete without some eggs, let’s face it) I wanted to

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Living Arrows, week 12

Week 12 of me joining in with the Living Arrows project and though I have missed a couple of weeks I am enjoying being able to share bits of what Lily is up to. This week was dominated by two things: finding a car seat for my car so I can take Lily out and about on the days I look after her, and the second was that both Bruce

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[AD] LOVE CORN, a review

I was recently asked by LOVE CORN if I would like to try our their deliciously crunchy corn kernels that are packed with flavour. As somebody who is currently trying to make healthier food choices I jumped at the chance. I am a big snacker, and will often polish off a bag of crisps or peanuts whilst watching the daily 5pm briefings, with no real regard for the fact they

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Living Arrows, Week 11

In all honesty I dont know where the time is going at the moment, I feel a bit discombobulated and as though I can’t really focus and concentrate on anything. We had the laziest of weekends though, reading, eating, celebrating the life of a man who sadly passed away the week before, and generally not doing an awful lot. I am really going to miss lazy weekends this summer. Yes,

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Stop victim blaming

If you watch me walking down a road you might not be aware of the things I am doing, almost unconsciously. See that car that is parked with two wheels on the pavement? I won’t walk alongside the car, edging between it and the fence, I will step out into the road to walk around it, rejoining the pavement after I have gone past the car. I won’t take short

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2021

This post contains products sent for the purposes of this review Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching and lots of lovely companies have sent me products to review and include in a gift guide. The majority of them cost less than £30, and are all guaranteed to bring a smile on March 14th. Chocolate You cannot go wrong with chocolate, can you? Cadbury’s Gifts Direct site has a whole LOAD of

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Living Arrows, Week 9

I feel for kids born during lockdown, like Lily. They think their entire world is just their house, maybe one supermarket, and a handful of people. One day this summer their tiny minds are going to be blown as they suddenly realise there is a bigger world, more places to visit and more people to meet. It is such a shame they will never remember those days because they really

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Our roadmap out of lockdown

I hate the phrase “roadmap” being used in relation to lockdown ending about as much as I hate the word “jab” being used instead of injection. As you can imagine watching the news is a barrel of laughs for me, leaving me raging not at the actual content of the news but at the terminology we are now using. But that’s all a different story. Roadmap is, apparently, the phrase

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