Tales from the Cafe: Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi.

If you could go back, who would you want to meet? This is the question asked on the very first page of Tales from the …
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Learning to love fashion again after a year of dressing down

September sees transitional fashion come into its own. Too cool for shorts and summer dresses, but still too warm for chunky knits and layering. I’…
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The Slamwich Club – Stokie cocktails, slam dunks and a secret Backyard bar

The Slamwich Club was recently named as one of the top 30 burger joints in the country – and despite not actually selling burgers, it’s easy …
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Where to eat in Newquay – 19 must-visit restaurants, cafes and bars

One of the most common questions I get asked when my friends book a holiday to Newquay is ‘do you know any good places to …
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The Chi Chi tie back midi dress giving me summer holiday vibes

Ad – this post contains press samples – all opinions are my own If you’re looking for a dress you can wear all summer long, from …
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Sunny Side Up by John Godber at New Vic Theatre

Sunny Side Up by John Godber at New Vic Theatre

For the past 18-or-so months we’ve all felt somewhat restricted in our lives as a result of the pandemic. But John Godber and his family have turned that challenging time into one of creativity to…

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The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley – book review

The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley – book review

A little green exercise book is left abandoned in a cafe, picked up and purveyed by the owner of the independent London business. Inside, she reads of the life of Julian Jessop – a 75-year-old…

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Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn at The New Vic

Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn at The New Vic

It’s only October, but Alan Ayckbourn’s classic comedy ‘Absurd Person Singular’ has already got me in the festive spirit, and all the joy and drama that comes with it. Having adored Girl Next Door at…

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Daisy London: Story-telling jewellery for timeless wear and slow styling

Daisy London: Story-telling jewellery for timeless wear and slow styling

Ad – press samples – all opinions are my own I adore how a piece of jewellery can have such a beautiful and meaningful story behind it – heirloom rings or pendants passed through the…

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How to spend a weekend near Twycross

How to spend a weekend near Twycross

Jake and I recently enjoyed a weekend away in the countryside on the Warwickshire/Leicestershire border, staying at the beautiful Naomi’s Shepherds Huts on a family sheep farm. The remote location offered picturesque views, with over…

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Three Staffordshire pumpkin patches to visit in October – and how to spot the best pumpkins

Three Staffordshire pumpkin patches to visit in October – and how to spot the best pumpkins

Buying a supermarket pumpkin is like having a TV dinner on December 25 – it’s just not right. Getting your wellies on, heading down to the farm, and finding the biggest, roundest, orange-est pumpkin is…

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