One of my goals for this blog is to share the stories of local people.
To kick off the first in my ‘Meet a Didcot resident’ series I’d like to introduce Jack Cummings. Jack suffered life changing injuries in Afghanistan but fought back to fitness through a series of sporting challenges. I caught up with Jack to hear more about his life and to ask him a few Didcot specific questions.
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Last week’s impromptu snow day was the perfect opportunity for a pub lunch. Easily walkable from Didcot, the Fleur de Lys in East Hagbourne is a cosy 17th Century village pub. It’s popular with locals and well known for its folk nights. But what was our lunch like?
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I cannot believe it’s February already. The days might be getting longer but the snow has reminded us that we haven’t seen the back of winter yet! This month there’s a bumper crop of events coming up, including half term events for families along with ideas just for the grown ups. Read on to find out things to do in and around Didcot during February 2019:
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Keeping fit can be an expensive business but there’s no need to spend a fortune on gym fees. Whilst there might be an initial outlay on clothes or equipment you can save money by keeping fit in Didcot with these suggestions:
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Escape Rooms are all the rage these days. Any town worth its salt seems to have one. And that includes Didcot!
I’m always up for a challenge so decided it was time for a family trip to the Didcot Escape Rooms. Hidden away on Southmead Industrial Estate, our first task was to find it. Fortunately one of the kids spotted a sign and we were soon ringing the bell to enter.
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This walk, between Didcot and Cholsey, takes you through the downland village of Blewbury, up over an Iron Age hillfort and past a poet’s farmhouse.
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The madness of Christmas is over; it’s grey, cold and wet. Everyone is on a diet, paying off their credit card bill or giving up booze for the month. Welcome to January!
Fear not. Things to do, aside from hibernating, are a bit thin on the ground this month but I’ve managed to find a few. And at least the days are getting longer. In the meantime, you could always do one of the following.
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The first post of a new blog. The one where I share my hopes and vision, both for it and Didcot.
I’ve lived here a long time. All of my life, in fact, except for a few years in my 20s where I ‘escaped’ to travel and work abroad. I didn’t plan to return. You’ve probably guessed, I came back.
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