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Jessica Friend
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#newpost Our first day in Marrakesh, Morocco!

Due to the recent freak severe hurricanes which lay savage to the West Indies, our original cruise plans were promptly postponed. So with the best part of three week’s booked off and now free, the world was our oyster. We touched down in Marrakesh,…
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#newpost We checked out Craig Revel Horwood's choreography of the new 'Son of a Preacher Man' musical.

Whilst Tom and I headed to Marrakesh for some much needed R&R, Amy and her mum headed to the New Theatre Oxford on behalf of the Weekend Tourist to catch the new Dusty Springfield musical, Son of a Preacher Man. Here’s what she had to say…  My mum and I…
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Pizza masterclass with Franca Manca Oxford

Tom and I were invited to a special sourdough pizza masterclass last month to celebrate the opening of Franco Manca Oxford. You can easily find the restaurant as there is always a selection of couples, students and families forming an orderly queue…
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We saw Joanne Clifton (of Strictly fame) in Flashdance at the New Theatre, Oxford.  It's everything you’d hope for - gloriously 80s.

As we march in October, things are beginning to get pretty busy – first W-Day is now only 72 days away, plus there is the small matter of our next trip to West Indies for the best part of this month. However, despite that Tom and I have still had time to…
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A Foodies Day in Forest of Dean with Harts Barn Cookery School and Hillside Brewery.

This weekend we ventured, in between the epic downpours, to the Forest of Dean, just at the bottom of the Cotswold escarpment, for a true foodies day out. We were invited to try out an experience day at Hillside Brewery and Harts Barn Cookery School,…
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This week I was lucky enough to get one of the last seats at Billy & Jack’s Summer Supper Club which has been resident at the St Paul’s Pavilion at Royal Festival Hall (RFH) in the South Bank Centre over August. It took me a while to find the right lift…
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Last week Elizabeth Flower Photography and I just caught the lilac fields at Cotswold Lavender Farm before harvest. #newpost

Last week before the Lavender turned, I headed to Cotswold Lavender Farm to catch a few of the lilac tones which had been dominating my Instagram feed for most of July.  I was joined by BF and bridesmaid-to-be, Liz, who just so happens to be a freelance…
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My last post about our trip to Lisbon #newpost Here's plenty of pictures of us eating pastel de nata!

Like a phoenix from the flames, Marquês de Pombal designed a new layout for Lisbon’s city centre after it was devastated by the 1755 earthquake. Using a grid system, with wide open boulevards, Pombal connected the Praça do Comércio on the waterfront to…
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Back in May, my work colleagues bought me a high afternoon tea at Jane’s enchanted tea garden as a birthday present. Last Sunday we finally headed to Kirtlington, Oxfordshire to enjoy a lazy morning by the canal side. This tea garden in Kirtlington could…
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