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  • 10 brilliant post-lockdown pub gardens

    7 Jul 2020

    Pubs are open and just in time for the sun this weekend! Here are the best pub gardens to enjoy a socially-distanced meal and drinks across Leicestershire, Rutland and those who live beyond the city’s lockdown area. Cheers!

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    What to watch online this week

    6 Jul 2020

    Your weekly boredom buster is here with all the best and brand spanking new TV, film, music and theatre to keep you entertained from the sofa.

  • Culture vulture: My July hitlist

    Missing the theatre and live venues? OMG, me too. Until normal service resumes for the arts world (your guess is as good as mine), here’s my personal culture planner for July – podcasts, books, music and theatre. I’ll budge up on the sofa, come and join me.

  • Recipe inspiration, courtesy of Giffords Circus (yes, really!)

    Roll up, roll up! … Put some razzle-dazzle back into mealtime monotony with a double whammy of scrumptious, summery dishes from Giffords Circus’ new cookbook.

  • 5 of the best hair masks to buy now

    1 Jul 2020

    Split ends up to your ears? We’ve found five quick-fixes for treating neglected locks – and to stop your hair stylist from screaming when you finally manage to get that much-needed hair appt.

  • Staying in saviour – what to stream and what’s on

    30 Jun 2020

    If the sofa is your No.1 destination this week (rain, rain go away!) then you’ll be needing my guide to the best telly, theatre, film and online festivals.

  • Cool drive-in cinemas

    29 Jun 2020

    We’ve cherry picked 8 of the best near Leicestershire and Rutland. Tell me about it, stud!

  • Staying in? Here’s what’s on

    23 Jun 2020

    FOOD Soft Touch Arts are running a week of virtual cookery classes celebrating world cuisine. Head to their website, sign up for a class – there’s one every day until Sunday and they cost £10 (+ vat) per sess. Your ticket gives access to a zoom link for your chosen masterclass and the equipment and […]

  • Get up and get out – where to go post lockdown!

    As lockdown is slowly easing, it’s the best time to soak up the summer and explore your local hood – make the most of your local countryside and head to places you’ve heard about but never been to. Here’s a few suggestions to get you started. Yew Trees Avenue, Rutland The fascinating yet tranquil Yew […]

  • 6 pairs of trainers for racking up miles

    22 Jun 2020

    Did you know you should be replacing your running shoes every 300 – 500 miles you clock up? So by our calculations we’re definitely in need of a new pair given all the exercise we’ve been doing during these 13 weeks of lockdown (maybe – our maths isn’t that good actually). One thing is for […]

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