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Highlights, hopes, growing places & 2013 in review

This is the #WeeklyBlogClub Week 52 summary. That means that we’ve been going for two whole years – which is not bad since I thought that the blog would trail off and end by March 2012. We have had over

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Digital, leaders, writers and Santa

Hello bloggers, it’s rubbish host  Kate Bentham here, trying to catch up with all of the fabulous blogs you have posted over the last 2 weeks. Yes, yes, I’m a bit behind but don’t let that stop you submitting a

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Christmassy outings East Midlands style

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the East Midlands. There’s everything to get you in the festive spirit, from big Christmas trees, to mulled wines, wonderful walks and pamper time, it seems as if Lindsay Narey can

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My day in six photos

Over a month ago, someone started the #mydayin10pics theme. A few people have already taken up this challenge, and now Louise Brown does, managing to snap six photos to take us through her Saturday. My day in six photos by Louise

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The End of the First Year Edition

I shall start this summary at the beginning and the end of this year. Weekly Blog Club was created out of a humorous exchange between Dan Slee and Sarah Lay on Twitter. I am delighted that Sarah found time (she is a very busy

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Something for Santa

Ben Whitehouse shares some of his and his family’s Christmas traditions. Something for Santa by Ben Whitehouse.

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Ready to hook into this boiled Christmas fruit cake now!

  More cake for Weekly Blog Club in Week 52! Helen Blunden micro-blogged a picture from Australia of her Christmas cake. Ready to hook into this boiled Christmas fruit cake now! by Helen Blunden.

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The Christmas Edition

Happy Christmas! Week 51 turned out to be a busy blogging week – 24 posts (I think that is the 2nd highest number that we have had so far). If you had told me that we would have so many

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Just be there

A very poignant post by Phil Jewitt. This is the must-read post of the week, bearing the most important message of the week in its title. Just be there by Phil Jewitt.

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Have you been out shopping recently? Was it a bit crazy? Naomi considers the annual Christmas shopping madness, and shares what really makes Christmas for her. Excess by Naomi on The Minimal List.

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