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This guest blog from The Blog Frog is all about the history of coffee. Sit back and look forward to a few fab facts about coffee and caffeine.
August 2019 Wyvern's Summer Youth Project Serve up a sweet treat with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang If it's late August that can mean only one thing: Wyvern's Theatre Summer Youth Project 2019.Running since 1994, the summer youth project has become a highlight of the...
Cheeky Little Prints founder Lisa Berry is thrilled to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her Swindon-based business which specialises in personalised paw print jewellery alongside bespoke paw print gifts and keepsakes.
Well here’s a thing. These past few months, alongside writing Swindon in 50 Buildings, I’ve been working concurrently on Ken White’s story: A Ken White Retrospective.
I, like many other people I daresay, had formed the impression that the only piece of Ken’s Swindon work, still in existence, is the Golden Lion mural.
You may (or may not) remember that Angela and I walked half of the River Ray Parkway last year, from Moulden Hill to John Lewis. This summer (2019) we finally got around to walking the second half, John Lewis to Coate Water.
7th August 2019
Four days ago myself and friends were out celebrating the launch at the Baker’s community cafe, of my second book Swindon in 50 Buildings.
Now, more than once in recent weeks the topic of covering Swindon in 50 Drinks arose. It was somewhat tongue-in-cheek TBH. But then I got to thinking ‘Why not?’ Something a little different for this blog.
Ergo, being as how the location for my book launch celebrations was the Greek Olive, what better drink to have for No 1 in this series than Ouzo.
Swindon used to be a town full of murals. Many, though not all, were the work of Ken White. Only one of his now remains and that’s the Golden Lion mural.
The GWR Park, in the centre of Swindon’s GWR Railway Village conservation area began life in 1844 as a cricket ground. In that year, the GWR bought land from Lt.Col.Vilett, a local landowner. That land, to the west of the new Railway Village, between Faringdon Road and St Mark’s Church became first a cricket ground and later the GWR Park – known also to some as The Plantation or Victoria Park.
Swindon-based Open Dawes Training Ltd has moved to smart new offices, as business flows in for the presentation, public speaking and media training company.
Open Dawes Training, which offers CPD accredited training for organisations and individuals, has relocated to Nexus Business Centre’s serviced offices in Swindon. The business moved from Gemini House at Groundwell Industrial Estate.
IMHO, Intelligent Dialogue is a rather good name for a business that does what this Wiltshire-based business does do: training and coaching. And more of that soon.
But first let’s have a little look at the words that comprise this business’ name. Humour me – I did an English degree not long back – so I rather like a word! And there is a point to it – as I’m sure you’re intelligent enough to see.