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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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Accessorising this Summer: Subtlety or Stand-out?

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  When it comes to accessorising any outfit we have been taught that less is more right? That has always been the golden rule. Coco Chanel said "Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off". However, social media platforms such as Instagram have re-painted this fashion rule in favour of stand-out accessories. Here we see bum bags, visors, micro sunglasses, flower-power headbands at the forefront of this summers' fashion wave. Alongside, chunky sandals, Vogues' 80's sunnies and Instagram's barely there shades.   Top tip 1: Team flower prints with monochrome jewellery Top tip 2: Mix prints...

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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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Festival Fever - Sonisphere 2014

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A cheery post festival wave to all our lovely readers, I've been away at Sonisphere Festival this past weekend. It was great, I got burnt, I slept in a tent, I got rained on, ate far more crumpets than any human should and I'd do it all again in a heartbeat.   Highlights for me were the Prodigy set on Friday night, oddly, Limp Bizkit played a brilliantly fun set on the Friday afternoon. Saturday brought Deftones in a charged and frankly mesmeric attitude, Iron Maiden headlining a marathon set, with more props and costume changes than a Cher concert. ...

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