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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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7 Typical & Atypical things We Love About Winter

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Winter's Coming!  And no, this isn't a reference to Game of Thrones, sadly we've still got a whole year until the marvelous John Snow returns to our screens!   *cue collective groans* I know! Not exactly the words you want to hear, but as this cold season comes in to pass, so do all the things we love about the coziest time of year! Here are 7 Things We Love about Winter.    1. Fluffy Socks. Typical. I'm 100% sure this is everyone's favourite thing about braving the cold weather. Who doesn't like their tootsies toasty? I'm forever dreaming about those soft, thick knitted ones...

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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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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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