Wouldn’t you though?

Sometimes you have to just stop and salute a clever piece of design. These three pieces of gorgeousness, above, are washable sandwich holders…

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Bumper Half-Term Guide

Pass the tramadol, let's get through this together

Ai Wei Wei

The Chinese super-artist's new exhibition at Blenheim Palace is WOW

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Muddy munches at Chipping Norton's most elegant restaurant

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I've watched this countless times and still laugh my socks off.
Last weekend for Geek is Good!

30th Oct 2014


Ooopsy. Well, better late than never. I visited the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford a couple of months back now to review the Geek is Good exhibition for the Ali Jones radio show, and then promptly forgot …

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Don’t press send! Read ‘Texts from your Ex’

30th Oct 2014

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It will come as no surprise to you that I love social media – but unlike twitter and facebook I’m not on Instagram because I don’t like to post pictures before I’ve written something. It kind of spoils the surprise …

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Waterperry Gardens Great Pumpkin Hunt

29th Oct 2014


Just a quick post as I was up at Waterperry Gardens yesterday morning in the drizzle, doing the Great Pumpkin Hunt with my kids. Waterperry (near Wheatley and about 20 minutes south of Oxford), does a variation on the same …

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Book the show *and* the private lounge bar! (Oxford)

29th Oct 2014

new theatre

I went to see the English National Ballet dance Coppelia at the New Theatre, Oxford on Tuesday night with my mum, and just loved it. I’m no ballet expert – I was the original elephant who flunked out after Grade …

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Green fingers: October garden tips

27th Oct 2014


Richard Key has over 30 years in the landscape industry and is a Fellow of the Society of Garden Designers. He’s created medal-winning gardens at both Chelsea and Hampton Court Shows and is author of several books including ‘Family Garden’. …

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Did you win the £1200 Cotswold escape?

27th Oct 2014


Sorrryyyyy. I know I said I was going to announce the winner of my Bruern Cottages competition on Friday, but I hadn’t quite bargained on a double swinger ding ding of a hangover that annihilated my weekend. What’s that I …

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