Earlier this year, during lockdown, I ran a series of Pets in Didcot posts. As well as featuring many cute pets these posts helped the blog through a fairly lean period. After all, it’s hard to write about Didcot and its residents when you are barely allowed to go outside!
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Whilst most readers will be familiar with Wittenham Clumps how many of you have discovered Broad Arboretum? It sees a fraction of the visitors that flock to the nearby Clumps but has plenty of interest for nature lovers.
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I’m not sure about you but I made good use of the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme! Although the government backed scheme has now ended several local pubs and restaurants are offering their own discounts or special offers in September.
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Last weekend I made my first visit of the year to Dorchester Abbey tearoom. Situated in the abbey grounds the small tearoom offers a varied selection of cakes, all baked by local volunteers. Of course, it’s not the only attraction in Dorchester-on-Thames so why not visit for the afternoon, eat cake and explore the village.
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We often visit Blewbury, although this is usually to eat lunch at the Style Acre tea room. This week I decided to explore the village itself. What did I discover?
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Starting a new business can be daunting at any time, even more so during a pandemic. However the coronavirus lockdown gave Louisa the impetus and time she needed to start a new venture, The Didcot Pet Hotel.
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The government recently announced an ‘Eat out to help out’ scheme to encourage us back into our cafes, bars and restaurants.
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Look away if you’re on a diet! Pizza and chips aren’t healthy but they’re great as an occasional treat. I’ve reviewed Caprinos, one of the five options for takeaway pizza in Didcot.
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The school holidays are upon us. They’ll be a little different this year but there are still plenty of things you can do. Read on for some suggestions of local activities.
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I’m a little behind the times with this post. Over lockdown stone snakes appeared on Ladygrove, Great Western Park and Cockcroft Road. I’ve finally got around to visiting them and thought I’d share some of the stones that have caught my eye.
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