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Shop Local this Christmas

Joanne Lawday boutique planet community independents local economy local jobs personal shop local support unique website

Please support your local Independents this Christmas and you'll not only be giving your loved ones something much more personal and unique but you'll help to keep the Independent retailers in business. When you visit an Independent local business... You keep more money in your local economy You celebrate the uniqueness of your community You support local jobs You help the environment You encourage community You benefit from local expertise You invest in entrepreneurship You make your community a destination Even if you're adamant that you'll be doing all your shopping online this Christmas, check first to see if your...

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Boutique Planet Night Out

Joanne Lawday Bedford Fishcakes Peppercorn Riverside Grill Steak Sticky Toffee Pudding Team Boutique Planet

We went to Bedford's Riverside Grill for a well deserved meal out on Friday. I can highly recommend the Haddock and Spring Onion Fishcakes to start, Peppered Sirloin for main followed by Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert.  Mmmmmmm.  Great food and very reasonably priced.    I hope you enjoyed it Stef, we promise to do it more often.       

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False Widow

Joanne Lawday False widow Norwich Spider x factor

Is it just me or does this look suspiciously like one of those false widow spiders that seem to be dominating the news lately?  It was only recently that I was rolling my eyes at the panic surrounding what are reportedly non-aggressive, venomous-but-not-life-threatening spiders.    Blamed for everything from near-amputations to a school closure, I couldn't help but think that this was just a lot of excitement and fuss about nothing.  I mean, surely you're more likely to get stung by a bee than a false widow spider and even then don't you have to have some kind of adverse...

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Winners! Best Dressed Window in Bedford

Joanne Lawday Bedford Best Dressed Window Mayor Nick Stef

We recently won the professional vote for the best dressed window in Bedford!  We also came runner up in the public vote too!  We're all very proud.  A big thank you and well done to Stef for all her hard work and to everyone that voted for us.     Click here for more info.

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Focus: Great Plains Coats and Jackets

Joanne Lawday Chilly Coats Coco Flannel Great Plains Hartlands Jackets Military Quality Rooiboos Stylish Tobamory Unique Winter

The Great Plains coats have finally arrived. Military inspired, luxurious and tailored - they are effortlessly stylish.   From left to right, the classic Hartlands Colour Block Coat, wool & cashmere blend in Grouse Black,  £120. Hartlands Button Coat, wool & cashmere blend in Rooiboos (such a lovely colour), £120. Coco Flannel Military Jacket, wool blend, in Tobamory Malenge Black, £85. Looks great with jeans and brogues.

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