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When you have pale English rose skin like mine, finding shade in the summer is a necessity. We've spent the past few weekends waking the garden up from its wintry slumber - chopping back dead branches, clearing leaves, and planting.
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As any right-minded Bristolian will know, Windmill Hill City Farm is an institution. Whether you want an allotment or a nursery place, a place to hang with your toddler or a game of five-a-side, City Farm does it all. Read more »
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Those of us who are Bristolians of a certain age remember the Harbourside before it was trendy (and still use the word trendy). When I was a kid, the area was a working dock and certainly not somewhere you’d head to for a cheeky post-work Aperol Spritz. The area has changed so much and is now our home - I’m happy every day that I look out over the water and see boats chugging by.
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I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been asked to be a Community Business Weekend ambassador this year! Which means I’m going to be sharing details of the Weekend, why it’s important, and also profiling a community business local to me, all in advance of Community Business Weekend 2019, taking place 16-19 May.

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I have big news... We've been scouring Rightmove because it's time for us to find a new home. Actually, scratch that. There's a lovely anecdote in the new Philippa Perry book 'The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read (and Your Children Will Be Glad That You Did)' where a kid says "we've already got a home, we just need a house to put it in", which pretty much sums it up.
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Today is a very special day indeed. After months of hard work behind the scenes, we're ready to release our new podcast into the world! Introducing Body Cons...
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At The Ivy Clifton Brasserie, Bristol to review the vegan menu. And ogle the interiors.

Readers! I've been itching to try the vegan menu at The Ivy in Clifton, Bristol, for a while now, and was thrilled to be invited along to review. And here it is! Written by old hack and new vegan, Mike (rather than new-ish hack and old-ish vegan, yours truly). Over to Mike...
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Thanks to an amazing couple of days at Barnsley House, we now have a new Christmas tradition. For the first time in the five years I've spent working freelance, I was determined to have an actual Christmas break. A full fortnight away from the laptop, resting. RESTING. And that began a few days before the kids broke up from school, with our quiet getaway to the Cotswolds.
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Last year, for the first time - inspired by my friend Franky - I kept track of all the books I read in 2018. And here they are, a few reviewed, a few unfinished (I KNOW!*) and with an explanation, a few just listed. Sorry to the authors of those ones, that seems so mean, doesn't it?

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The title of this post is the answer Johnny Cash gave to an interviewer who asked him for his definition of paradise. I think of it often as I live my life, day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. As the time whizzes by. I think of his love for his wife, June, and of the bigger contrast for them as performers living life in the spotlight versus their private life alone together.

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