Month: March 2018

CAFE REVIEW: THE GOOD LOAF NORTHAMPTON

Over two years ago I heard about a social enterprise in my home town of Northampton that aimed to provide employment opportunities to vulnerable local women. In order to break the cycle of poverty, unemployment and offending, structured work placements were offered to female ex-offenders to provide them with practical skills and experience in a…

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HOME DECOR High Street Homewares – Wilkos

Wilko’s cut a familiar figure on the UK High Street for their homewares and household goods. I very much think of them as a cheaper alternative to the likes of Debenhams or Next. But it was during my hunt for a Mother’s Day present that I decided to see what new offerings Wilko’s had on the home…

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide – Home Decor Budget Friendly Buys from Matalan

I’m sure you’ll all be inundated with Mother’s Day gift guides in the coming weeks and the reason why I’ve decided to create one of my own is two fold. Firstly, I’m on a tight budget and whilst I would love to be able to take my mum away on a Caribbean cruise for a…

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Looking for a funny Mother’s Day card? Try ‘You Said It Cards’ (P.S. not suitable for the easily offended)

You Said It Mother’s Day card Let me introduce you to a fantastic card company I recently discovered online. They’re call You Said It Cards and they’re a print and design company based in Cumbria. What I love about this card company is that they don’t take themselves too seriously. For example, on their website,…

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FEMINISM: Women in Media Conference 2018 at the People’s History Museum

Women in Media Conference 2018 The Women in Media Conference returned once again for its third year, after two incredibly successful previous years. Held this weekend at the People’s History Museum in Manchester, the Conference saw some of the most influential women in the media share their knowledge and experience through a mixture of panels, talks, Q&A’s and…

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FOOD: Manchester Cheese Fest – A Festival Like No Other

#CheesefestUK When I hear the word ‘festival’ I think of porter-loos, wet wipes and tents which for someone who loves their creature comforts, is my idea of hell. However, when I heard about a Festival dedicated to my favourite foodstuff, namely cheese, and that no tents or porter-loos would be involved, I knew I had…

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