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Sophie Hawker
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A new daily ritual: 30mins of reading
Growing up, I was always a bookworm. I loved reading and I was a fast reader, so I would devour book after book. I'd build dens with my sister and sit in there to read book after book after book. English literature was always my 'thing' academically, and th...

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The Recipe Post #12: The simplest spaghetti and fresh tomato dinner
On the evening I made this pasta, the plan had been to make courgetti with tomato, basil and balsamic. But then there were no courgettes in the shops. And then my balsamic reduction went to pot. So I improvised with what I had in front of me. The result was...

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Twelfth Night, Royal Exchange Theatre
Last week, my dad booked the pair of us last minute tickets to Twelfth Night at the Royal Exchange Theatre. We love theatre, we love that particular theatre and we are fans of Shakespeare. This offering did not let us down. Before I start, the show is runni...

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I Capture the Castle, Bolton Octagon
When I was younger, I loved Dodie Smith's 'I Capture the Castle', so the news it was being turned into a musical was very welcome. On Thursday evening, I took my first trip to the Bolton Octagon and was transported right back into that world my imagination ...

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Ghost, The Lowry
After having first seen Ghost performed at GSA a couple of years ago and being wowed, I was so excited to see the touring production was coming to The Lowry. As we took our seats last night, I was ready to be swept along again in the emotion and pace of the...

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Chain hotels in Central London: Travelodge vs. Premier Inn
A few weeks ago, we spent a weekend in London, and trying to keep costs down we opted for a Travelodge night (we had a voucher) and a Premier Inn night. Usually, we spend a long time hunting and often stay in independent hotels in London as it can work out ...

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The Recipe Post #11: Spiced Chickpea Burgers
Earlier this week, I tried out a new recipe on my family which went down an absolute treat. After a failed chickpea burger attempt the week before (a Jamie recipe calling for FAR too much sweetcorn), I wanted to redeem myself and offer up a good burger. The...

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My sister is running the marathon!
Tomorrow, on the 23rd April 2017, my younger sister is running the London Marathon. About 8 months ago, she had never been on a run. Tomorrow, she will run 26.2 miles as a part of Team NSPCC, and I could not be more proud if I tried. Anyone who knows my sis...

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Spoiler free: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Earlier this month, 18 months after the day I purchased the tickets, the time finally came for us to take our seats at the Palace Theatre, London, to experience five hours of theatre set in the wizarding world. It's been a long wait. One of the things I thi...

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Made in Dagenham, NK Theatre Arts
I had been told before seeing last week's production of Made in Dagenham that NK Theatre Arts is not just another amateur theatre group. I was told 'the production is professional in every respect apart from the fact the actors are unpaid'. After watching t...
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