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  • How to get your fitness mojo back post lockdown
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  • Deer and bluebells in abundance up on Mantles Heath this morning. The rain was fairly abundant too. Thank goodness we can actually go inside for a coffee or a G&T from Monday! BTW make sure you get out this weekend to bathe in the bluebell gorgeousness, as they’ll be over soon. Head to the link in bio to read my pick (ahem) of the best bluebell spots in Northants. #hellofreedom #unlock #northamptonshire #bluebells #countrywalks #deer
  • Lost your fitness mojo in lockdown? I hear ya, lady... so I caught up with Sarah Partington, founder of @posefitnessstudios in Weedon, to get her tips for getting back on the exercise wagon and staying there whilst having FUN! 👉LINK IN BIO👈 💪💃 Head to @posefitnessstudios to find out about their week of FREE in person classes (barre, yoga, Pilates and ballet for all levels) starting on Monday!! #barre #barrefitness #northants #northamptonshire #fitspo #fitfam #fitspiration #strongnotskinny #danceyourselfhappy #janefondaworkout
  • We loved looking at (and salivating over) your entries for our #MuddySpringBakes contest this year, and now the judges scores are in. The winner of a £250 voucher to spend on fabulous kitchen gizmos and gadgets at @lakelanduk is…. @kazweedon with this adorable bunny bunt cake! Almost too cute to eat...
  • ⚡️Range Anxiety⚡️Whenever I rave about the joys having a fully electric car, the naysayers voice their fears around range, so this weekend I pushed the Porsche Taycan pretty hard distance-wise to prove just how much freedom you get with a high performance EV like this. Here’s what we managed on a single charge: Towcester - Burford - Stow-on-the-Wold - Daylesford- Towcester - Weedon - Harringworth - Oundle - Fotheringhay - Rushden Lakes (where we charged for 30 minutes despite technically having enough charge to get home) - Towcester. So around 250 miles with the odd detour thrown in. Another major upside to driving an EV is that the charge point infrastructure is way better now than it was even when we first bought our EV 3 years ago and a quick and completely FOC booster at @rushdenlakessc on the way home from Fotheringhay was enough to give us peace of mind to get home in time for a cuppa and some Nancy Mitford. #andrelax #sundayvibes #weekendroadtrip #porschetaycan #northants #northamptonshire #porsche #cotswolds #thepursuitoflove #nancymitford #EV #electricvehicle
  • I’m pretty relieved that my lunch on the beautiful terrace at Eyas Restaurant at the @falconhotelcastleashby was yesterday in the sunshine and not today in this rain. Cod for me and a quinoa salad for my lunch date. If you’re after really top notch outside dining this is flawless. Oh look, swipe for *my* #PorscheTaycan looking resplendent in the sun. 🍴🥂 #outsidedining #northants #northamptonshire #castleashby #hellofreedom #unlockdown
  • Took my new toy, an electric Porsche Taycan 4S, out to enjoy the evening sun and glorious views from Mantles Heath. Honestly I could really get used to this level of performance and hair swishy luxury. I’ve driven an EV for a few years now but this beast has got some seriously impressive clout (0-60 in under 4 seconds). With 5 seats, it’s still good for the school run (I had three Mudlets in the back this afternoon) and there’s plenty of boot (and bonnet) space for all your kit/shopping/pram etc. But the best thing? You never have to fill up with petrol and it can go over 250 miles on a single charge. I’ve got this badass beaut for the weekend thanks to @porschecentre_silverstone so brace for Taycan spam incoming. 💙 #porsche #taycan #ev #northants #northamptonshire #girlswholikecars #muddynorthants #muddystilettos

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