Ask any Didcot’ite their favourite local walk and a large percentage will opt for Wittenham Clumps. This circular route passes by (or over) the Clumps, across the Thames into Dorchester and back alongside the river. It’s the perfect choice for a Sunday afternoon walk.
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Didcot is often slated for its charity shops. But why? They offer unique items, help a charity, stop items going to landfill and, for some, are a lifeline.
Each charity shop in Didcot offers something slightly different; be it price, quality or quantity of items. I’ve popped into all of them recently and penned my thoughts about the shopping experience below.
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After this week’s taste of spring what does March have in store for us? Read on to find out more about events happening in and around Didcot in March 2019.
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Along with many other Didcot’ites one of our regular treats is a weekend takeaway. We often end up eating from the same few places (based on the ebb and flow of their food hygiene ratings!) so I’ve decided to branch out and explore more of the eateries in town.
So, my first ‘Weekend takeaway’ is Little India. What did we think of it?
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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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