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Silent Sunday – 14th January 2018

My Silent Sunday is not so silent this week. I am super proud of this young man, in last years cubs swimming gala he refused to do all but one race. This year he took part in all the races with a huge smile on his face, won 3 heats and reached the finals for breaststroke and freestyle. He came away with 3 medals, a gold and two bronze and his pack won the overall tournament. Well done to all those that took part!!!

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The Netflix Quandary

We are big fans of Netflix in our house and have ditched cable TV in favour of using it. My mum lives in rural Dorset and just before Christmas a faster broadband service became available, so they had a new router installed, which gave me the chance to introduce them Netflix too. Over her birthday my Mum dropped numerous hints that she wanted to watch The Crown, a Netflix original series that follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Instead of buying a boxset, …

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Pizza Express

Familiar favourites and new cocktails create an indulgent, comforting menu this January at Pizza Express

By the fourth week in January, most New Year’s resolutions have gone out of the window as the depressing reality of a long cold spell until summer arrives. Good job then, that PizzaExpress has launched a range of comforting and warming dishes, that you may well recognise from menus past, as well as exciting cocktails from January 3rd to get us through the season. The ‘new’ additions to the menu have all featured on the menu previously, but are making a welcome comeback due to customer demand. Available as a starter, main or with nduja sausage, as an upgrade, the Pennette …

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5 Reasons I Hate January!

I can’t say I am unhappy person by nature, I have always been one to pick myself up, dust myself off and get on with things. This year I am struggling to keep the January Blues away.  I know I am not the only one struggling so here are my top 5 reasons for hating January. The Christmas comedown.  Although December is similar to January with long nights and short days, the build up to Christmas is full of twinkling lights and excitement of what is to come.  Once the fireworks of New Years Eve have disappeared into the night there …

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