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  • Fashion overhaul at Rushden Lakes!

    Shhhhhh, I'm not usually a fan of shopping centres, but when they're in the heart of the beautiful Nene Valley surrounded by lakes - where big brand fashion meets lakeside restaurants and cafes - and I can take Muddy Paws...well then, I'm smitten!

  • A one-stop fun hop Easter at Rushden Lakes

    Loads of Easter things to do for both adults and Mudlets. Plus there's always wine available to wash down all that chocolate!

  • Ten scary films we love…

    Is it just me who watches hardly any horror films these days, while I used to consume them by the bucketload. Age (and becoming a parent) has made me soft as a puffy marshmallow, but when I was a bit more daring, I managed to see these 10 beauties, and as it's Halloween, I thought I'd share them with you lot.

  • 20 Fireworks Displays in Northants

    Fizz pop fireworks. Lots and lots of organised firework displays across Northamptonshire - Friday 3 and Saturday 4 November - and here's just a selection

  • Silent Hill Gin

    Win: A year’s supply of gin

    When you get that Friday feeling nothing beats a Silent Pool gin and tonic. And now we have a brilliant competition that will keep you in gin for a year. Cheers baby. Picture this. It’s Friday evening. The whole weekend is still ahead of you. Maybe the kids are tucked up in bed. Or maybe they’re […]

  • Autumnal adventures at Tamworth Castle

    It's just under 60 miles away from Northampton, it's an architectural wonder and this autumn it's jam packed full of fun and frolics for the family.

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