(AD) Have you heard about Wine List?

You would think that as my parents used to own a vineyard near Bordeaux I would know a thing or two about wine, right? Wrong. I know very little about wine other that what I like and that tends to be a very narrow Which is why I was thrilled when Wine List got in touch and asked if I wanted to see what it is they do Their idea

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2020 Olympics. I loved it.

To paraphrase 10CC, “I don’t like the 2020 Olympics. I love it” It was ten years ago that I wrote about getting all the Olympics tickets I wanted for the London Olympics, ie none. I couldn’t think of anything worse than queuing up with thousands of other people to watch a dot in the distance perform in a sport I knew nothing about, with no commentary to explain anything. Adding

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Hey Thortful, how about you stop body shaming men?

The above card appeared on my stories as a sponsored slide this morning and instantly made me rage as I screamed “Hey Thortful, how about you stop body shaming men”. It is body shaming in its crudest form. It isn’t funny, it isnt banter, it isnt humorous, it is wrong. That’s the tweet. We live in a time when many of us are doing all we can to promote body

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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 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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