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Our World — gratitude

Guest Blogging: The Bedford Clanger

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Hello everyone!   I'm back from Berlin and planning a little run down of that for you all later in the week, but first I wanted to share that the lovely folk at The Bedford Clanger have allowed me to guest blog for them this week.    I decided to have a chat with one of our great designers, Jade Hibbert, who makes truly gorgeous jewellery right here in Bedford.    Have a read of the piece here at their site...   http://thebedfordclanger.wordpress.com/   Please excuse me whilst I go and do my happy dance...  

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Pre Holiday Excitement

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    Hi everyone,   It’s been an age since I blogged and I can but humbly apologise, I’m sure you were all distraught…no? oh. Never mind then.   Last weekend was my birthday and it was wonderful, it reminded me that I have lots of things to be incredibly grateful for in my life right now. It also reminded me that I am exceedingly close to my holiday this year. I’m off to Berlin for a week (roughly) and I’ve been waiting ages to do this. I’m clearly a type A control freak who likes to plan everything, of...

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Kind words

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Isn't it nice when you hear good things being said about you? I could pretend to be modest here, a humble brag if you will, but I don't care, Bedford Blog and Board recently visited us and wrote a really lovely post about it.      Knowing that someone appreciates what we do here in the shop is a great feeling. Shopping locally isn't as easy an option as it used to be but it's something we should all be looking to try to do more often. Supporting independent retailers, restaurants and initiatives makes a huge difference to local economy....

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The first woman, a poet and my latte.

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  I have been to the cinema. I know, not a particularly revelatory announcement, but for me something of a red letter day. I have a cinema card that goes woefully underused and on the rare occasion that I manage to rouse myself to go it ends up being somewhat of an event. The Man and I went out to watch ‘Lucy’, a spectacular new science fiction thriller directed by Luc Besson.  I won’t even try to give you a well rounded film review here, I liked it. It’s thought provoking and a measured performance from its central actors redeems...

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Pause to smell the cashmere

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  Now and again I have a bad day, we all do. We wake up on the wrong side of the bed and it can seem like the world at large is out to mess up our day specifically. Meeting every red light on your morning drive, broken taps, broken mugs, no tea left, the heavens open and you've forgotten your umbrella, you lose your keys, the list is endless and annoying. I suppose those are the days we should all look back at and smile about because they're small problems aren't they? In the grand scheme of things they're...

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