There must be a place that everyone whizzes past on their daily commute or trip into a city. For me, it’s the Country Living Lansdown Grove Hotel on the way into Bath. I’d been once before many years ago for a work Christmas party but had never visited since. One…

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We all love a coffee shop, right? We know our lattes from our espressos and whether we have it skinny, with an extra shot or with an alternative milk. We also know 9 times out of 10, we’ll probably grab a treat to go with said coffee – be that…

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Readers will know I’m a huge supporter of independent businesses. The HWO household is HQ to two businesses so we understand the highs and lows running a business brings. One particular high this year was winning a place in the #smallbiz100 which celebrates 100 small businesses across the nation. There…

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Swindon’s hidden gems are being revealed to the world thanks to a fellow local blogger and businesswoman, who has turned her passion for the town into a book.  Angela Atkinson, whose Born Again Swindonian blog has a wide following in the town and among Swindonians around the world, has used her…

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I’ve known Beth (aka The Free Range Chef) for a while now – we’re part of the awesome #bathindiechat gang.  When I heard that she was putting on one of her infamous Pudding Nights at The Tollgate in Holt, I couldn’t book my tickets fast enough. Beth is a true…

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