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Fact: singing makes you feel better. A lot better. I won’t hear anything against that – it’s just true. And if you can come together with others to sing in perfect harmony to one of your favourite songs? Well, that’s basically the Gail’s cinnamon bun of happiness. It doesn’t get much sweeter. Unfortunately, IRL choirs
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While a ceilidh might breach all those social distancing rules, a little bit of haggis never hurt anybody. Here’s a selection of meal kits and food orders you can still get to yours in time for a grand at-home celebration of Burns Night this coming Monday (January 25).  Townsend’s Burns Night feast (pictured above) Don’t just stop at neeps and
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Construction walls are down around the iconic Art Nouveau Métro marquee, and the first section of the France expansion leading to Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is open at EPCOT. In this post, we’ll tour the Streets of Paris area, rate the restrooms, and offer speculation about a grand opening date for Walt Disney World’s rat ride.
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This Walt Disney World resort report covers our recent experience staying in the Boulder Ridge Villas at Wilderness Lodge. We share photos & video of our room, decorations, lobby, Electrical Water Pageant, and commentary on why it might be a good option for “buying low” into DVC. It’s no secret that Wilderness Lodge is my
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Heavy metal is law. There’s no point fighting it. There’s no point debating the fact. London is a town full of leather rebels, full-time thrashers and blast beat fanatics. Case-in-point: Crobar, the storied Soho heavy metal bar that was forced to close last year, has managed to raise a stonking £40,000 on Crowdfunder. The intent? To
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Walt Disney World has added new hours through early April 2021 for Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, EPCOT, and Hollywood Studios, while also extending hours for late January and February 2021. In this post, we’ll share the updated calendar, plus new commentary on best & worst days of the week for each park. Let’s begin with
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It’s fair to say that Top Cuvée has bossed lockdown. The little bar with the weird name pivoted hard to home delivery last year and has since become the poster child for Ingenious Resilient Businesses. Shop Cuvée, as it’s now known, sends out booze and comfort food across the capital, via bicycle, from its Blackstock Road site. The venture’s been
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With numbers of Covid cases (once again) very high, hospitals are (once again) overstretched. As we all look towards getting through the tough next few weeks, perhaps now is the time to think about doing something nice for the NHS staff near you. Here’s six ways to do it. 1. Join Furloughed Foodies Back in Lockdown One,
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Our Disney Vacation Club Buying Guide covers best & worst home resorts, buying DVC via directly v. resale, how to use points, membership perks, plus the pros & cons of joining. Finally, we share our story of why we joined, and answer frequently asked questions. (Updated January 18, 2021.) Although we are DVC members, we weigh
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UPDATE (January 15): In an effort to stop as-yet-unidentified new strains of the virus entering the country, the UK government today announced that all travel corridors would be removed temporarily from Monday (January 18) until at least February 15. All incoming travellers must now provide a negative test result from within the past 72 hours and quarantine for ten
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When we went to Bruce Nauman’s exhibition at the Tate Modern last year we declared it ‘vulgar violent and absurd’, which is our art critic’s way of saying he really enjoyed himself. Sadly, the gallery had to close its (massive) doors not long after, so all of Bruce’s brilliant sculptures and video installations have been sitting around in the dark,
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The photos are always the same. An extreme close up. A hand just out of shot. Something oozing. Oh, and two hunks of bread. There’s a new foodie Instagram trend in town. It’s been brewing since Lockdown 1 but it’s hitting its peak right now. With restaurants shuttered and takeaways hard to photograph in the
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