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Summer Expectations Vs. Reality

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Summer can carry a lot of expectations, especially if you are responsible for organising a bunch of fun activities for the family or friend group! Now we've had a lot of scorching days this summer thus plenty of opportunities for fun in the sun. Although...summer doesn't always go to plan! Here are some summer Expectations VS. Reality  Going to the Beach  Expectation: A nice picnic on the beach, warm sun on your back, a majestic view of the sea - maybe a few drinks whilst the kids make sandcastles - what could go wrong eh?!      Reality: Sand in your picnic,...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Bedford In The Summer!

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This summer, Bedford brings forth a whirlwind of arts, recreation & entertainment to it's lovely locals and vivacious visitors! Most notably: commemoration of the 'Bunyan effect' and the people who came to Bedford after the Second World War at The Higgins museum and a wide variety of shows and a show for everyone at the Corn Exchange!  Without further ado! - Here are five reasons why you should visit bedford in the summer:  1. The Food! At this time of year, Bedford town is  home to several delicious food parades, featuring: Vegan cuisine, Cake tasting, Sweet Treats, Homemade & Homegrown and Beer festivals!...

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5 Delicious Vegan Desserts in Bedford

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5 Delicious Vegan Desserts in Bedford Over the past few weeks, we've been given little sneak-peaks of the sunny weather to come. With summer fast approaching (touch wood!). Here are five go-to places when craving something sweet, refreshing and Vegan!                                                      1. Dark Chocolate & Orange Torte Slice - Albero Lounge, Riverside Made with soya milk, this rich torte will surely have your taste-buds watering! Enjoy it in the outside seating area, with a lovely view of Bedford's riverside.    2. Banana...

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The Roses Depository

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It’s happened. Hell must have frozen over, because I distinctly remember saying ‘Hell will freeze over before I join another Gym’ and readers, I’ve joined a gym. I should start expecting a cold front coming in any day now. It’s all the weddings fault of course, well, that and the previously mentioned giant tub of Roses I devoured over Christmas. The important thing to mention is that I’m not looking to lose weight particularly; I just want to be able to run up a flight of stairs without oxygen on hand, or stretch for the remote without pulling something. I...

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Soup Dragon

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So, it’s the first day back at work for lots of you. Christmas and New Years is over, the trees are coming down and the presents are put away. That tub of roses is suspiciously light and equally suspicious is the huge quantity of Satsuma’s and nuts left over. I don’t know about you dear reader but I over indulged; I didn’t pass up a single offer of food or drink all festive season. I attacked it with the zeal of a woman who knows a new regime will be descending shortly. And so it has, I am now tucking...

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