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These are my top tips for surviving a Buckingham Palace Garden Party. 1st, adhere to the "no photos" rule. Oh ...

.   The invite to one of THE most exclusive events has landed on your doorstep and you are now in a state of mild hysteria.   As somebody who has just survived their first Garden Party at Buckingham Palace I thought I would share my top tips to enjoying…
These are my top tips for surviving a Buckingham Palace Garden Party invite. And some very sneaky photos because I don't play by the rules. Oops.
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We could have been in any park on Wednesday afternoon.  The sun was shining.  People were strolling, arm in arm, or in small groups.  Some were stopping to admire the plants, others to take a picture with the impressive building behind us.   There were…
This edition of #HDYGG is from Buckingham Palace as we got to spend the afternoon at a garden party this week. Photography is banned. So yeah, don't tell.
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How Does Your Garden Grow -- May THis one is for you @anniespratt #HDYGG

. This is one of those linkies that I love.  And last year I joined in a couple of times but never felt that I could show the whole of our garden.   Bits of it were okay to photograph but mostly our garden is neglected.   I am not by any stretch of the […]
I love the How Does Your Garden Grow or #HDYGG linky but rarely join in. Today I can though as we have been hard at work in our garden.
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Camp Bestival 21015 here we come @campbestival

. We have been on tenterhooks for the past few months as we have waited to hear if we are going to be amongst the bloggers chosen to be Official Camp Bestival bloggers.   At 5.30pm on Friday night we heard we were.  News that makes me squeal, which is…
We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the Official Camp Bestival blogger families again this year. It is already shaping up to be a great line up
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WW1, VE Day and a special middle name. Mine

. If you know me you will know I have a middle name.  If you know me well you know it begins with an A.  It is only if you know me really well, call me mum, or are related to me that you will know what it actually is. This is going to be […]
Today is 70 years since VE Day but it is also 100 years since one of my ancestors died in WW1. A man whose name I never really knew, but adopted as a teen
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On the blog today, some of the colourful Shoreditch Street Art we found this weekend.

. I have always known that Shoreditch was full of legal street art.  I have just never had a chance to get up close and photograph it before.  But as we decided we had done the London Coffee Festival on Sunday we went for a wander.  The threatened rain…
You can't go too far in Shoreditch without seeing street art. Or is it graffiti? Whatever you call it, I love it. This is a selection we found this week
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The only apple ice cream recipe you will ever need. 45 mins in the @sageappliances Smart Scoop machine. Job Done

. My inlaws arrived on Sunday for ten days and that meant one thing on Saturday: menu planning.   I need to be ahead of the game this week as there is SO much happening.  GCSEs, an airport pick up at 1am on Sunday morning, a birthday party for 70+,…
"Can you make apple ice cream?" asked Mr B whilst staring at rather too much apple sauce left over after roast pork on Sunday. So here it is, my recipe
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Coffee shop culture is a minefield. On the blog today

7.13am I am at home Googling if the coffee shop I plan to lurk in for two hours has free wifi.   E has a GCSE today that is only 90 minutes long and it is not worth me going home as I will need to turn around 40 minutes later and head back, so […]
Coffee Shop Culture is a minefield as a tea drinker. With a small bladder. It is a constant juggling act.
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The one with the shameless plug for a request for a vote in the #BiBs

for votes.   Yes, it is that time of year again.  The Oscars have been and gone, the BAFTAs are done and dusted and now it is all down to the BiBS:  The Brilliance in Blogging Awards.    The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed that over there on the…
This is the post with the shameless plug for a request for a vote in the Brilliance In Blogging Awards. If you might be so kind.
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Slow to do my Silent Sunday this week but here it is nonetheless #SilentSunday

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SIlent Sunday on May 10th. One photo no words. But none needed for these books suspended from the ceiling in Leadenhall Market.
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Ever heard of suspended coffee? I spotted it in the @theantishop this weekend. It's on the blog today

. Have you heard about this?  I did a year or so ago but have never had a chance to put it into action.  The idea is simple.  You visit a coffee shop that has joined the Suspended Coffee movement, buy a coffee, and pay for a second one at the same time.  …
Have you heard about suspended coffee? It's very simple. You pay for two coffees, but one of them you "leave behind" to be donated to somebody in need.
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Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken, just a few ingredients, four hours in the @sageappliances slow cooker and BOOF dinner

. I have been struggling to find meals that all of us will enjoy recently, and that can withstand E eating at 6pm, Mr B and I at 8pm and J at 8.30pm.   It is either that or doing three dinners and my sanity can’t cope with that idea.   So our Sage…
My recipe for teriyaki chicken, done in the slow cooker. Minimum ingredients, minimum fuss. Maximum yum.
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Drive kids around. Oh and dabble in property. And witter alot
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Mostly my skills involve getting through a "to do" list faster than any other human being. And cocktails. I make mean cocktails. Especially one with a Tobelerone cheesecake. Yes really
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Tanya Donnan, Tanya Brewin
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Mum of three, wife of one.   Blogging since April 2011 and thrilled to have been nominated for various awards and won some too.   Even more thrilled to have been a part of Team Honk that raised awareness of the good work being done in Africa by Comic Relief, and of helping to raise over £40,000 in two years for them.  

Ever so slightly bonkers and most likely to be heard saying "oh yeah, I have a story about them" over a pint of Martini and lemonade.
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Finalist in the BiBs 2012. Winner of Social Media Category of the BiBs in 2013. And winner in the Commentary category for BiBs 2013 for work with Team Honk. First woman to be invited to a male dominated sheep grab in the desert of Saudi Arabia. And in 2014 chatted about how bloggers may be able to help end world poverty by 2030 with Richard Curtis (yes THE Richard Curtis) and how blogging is a force for good with David Cameron in Downing Street. MADs Award finalist too
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Love this coffeeshop. Great tasting coffee and really friendly staff. And it is clean!! So many other coffee shops in Fleet are filthy.
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