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My First Experience of Fishing

2 October 2017

When Anthony suggested fishing recently, I had visions of us sitting by a secluded lake somewhere in the sun, with me reading against a tree and Anthony fishing by my side. My image started to fade when Anthony advised against wearing a dress and instead opting for wellies and clothes I didn’t mind getting dirty from fish slime… We went to Keston Ponds along with Anthony’s grandparents, Rosemary and Norman and we were very lucky that it was a sunny day. …

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Lifestyle Minimalism

An Introduction to Minimalism

14 August 2017

Earlier this year I came across the concept of minimalism and it has completely changed the way that I think about things in a way that I never thought would happen.  I first came across it through the documentary Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things on Netflix and it escalated from there. Something in me clicked after watching the documentary and I immediately wanted to look further into it. I have watched numerous videos and documentaries on YouTube and have…

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Lifestyle Travel

Kent County Show

6 August 2017

I love anything to do with the countryside and animals so I was very excited to be going to Kent County Show this year. We woke up bright and early so that we wouldn’t miss anything and headed to the Maidstone site. Kent County Show is very popular, with around 80,000 visitors going each year. The show is hosted by the Kent County Agricultural Society which was started in 1923 with the aim of holding an agricultural show every year. The…

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Bristol Comedy Garden

25 June 2017

Last weekend, Anthony and I were fortunate enough to spend a very sunny afternoon watching very talented comedians performing in the beautiful Queen Square in Bristol. Earlier in the week, when browsing for things to do at the weekend I noticed tickets for sale for the Saturday afternoon show at Bristol Comedy Garden and having looked at the lineup, I immediately booked two tickets.…

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A Quacking May Day

14 May 2017

May Day is always a great day for old-fashioned and traditional activities. This year we went to the village of Shoreham in Sevenoaks to watch their annual duck race, it was so much fun and was a very quintessentially English Bank Holiday – made even more so by a downpour of rain!…

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Scotney Castle – The House

30 April 2017

I have lived in Kent for almost all my life but there are so many historic sites and tourist attractions that I am yet to see and visit here. Scotney Castle in Tunbridge Wells had been on my list for a couple of years and I am so glad that I finally got round to visiting it. …

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Easter Celebrations

23 April 2017

I love Easter, partly because it means that it’s acceptable to eat chocolate at all times of the day, but also because it means more family time. We hosted the family Easter party this year and decided to have a traditional Easter egg hunt that everyone would do together. …

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Tea & Tees

5 February 2017

Anthony knows that I love anything vintage, cute and quintessentially English, so when he saw a vintage tea room on his walk into town recently, he phoned me to say that we had to go. I of course didn’t say no, so on my next visit, we headed to ‘The Tea Birds‘. It has a very vintage feel to it, with bunting, cups and saucers, and vintage frames everywhere you look. It also has a very relaxed feel to it…

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