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It’s Friday so it’s list-y blog post time here on FalcondaleLife. To get you ready for a bit of chilling out over the bank holiday weekend, I thought I would share a few websites that have amused me. I’m easily amused, I hope you are too! And I hope your chilling time is relaxing and not actually, well, chilly. Best not to look out of the window. Eyes down then, let’s go. 1. Named, Map Your Surname Across the UK Ever wondered if you belong to some kind of historic tribe? Or if your name is almost unique where you…

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I know we are all getting worried about our artists and superstars because lately there have been so many sad and famous deaths, but there’s something else going on too; I’m getting a bit worried about our TV show participants. The Island with Bear Grylls Recently on The Island with Bear Grylls one of the participants accidentally fell off a cliff onto his back and by all accounts he was lucky to live. It was horrific. There is a small comfort for the TV viewer at those moments, knowing the show is pre-recorded and you’re not actually watching a snuff…

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I’m a heavy user of Pinterest and I’m often surprised at which of my pins get saved and liked by other people. I pin a lot of home style, travel and comedy. Pinterest has been really useful for planning holidays and home purchases. Some of these pins have been re-pinned widely but other popular pins are really not representative of my priorities! So I thought it would be an intriguing exercise to look at a collection of my most popular pins. 1. Cyclists on Buttertubs Pass Well I’ve never been this energetic but it’s a great photo of a wonderful…

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I’m not on a diet right now but I do have bad food habits that need some attention. I like sugar too much, I like bread for snacks and I have a silly fear of feeling hungry. I am weak! At times I gain weight really quickly. So I’ve been looking for low calorie food swaps and healthy habits to change the way I eat, without giving up all the things I like. Here are some of my favourites at the moment. Swap margerine for Light Philadelphia A nice thick spread of 20 grams of Light Philadelphia is just 31…

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Three years ago I wrote a blog about my guilty pleasures. It was really a photography blog about using built-in flash and I’ll probably edit and re-publish it one day soon. But when I listed my guilty pleasures I included a paragraph about my love of chain restaurants. I’m always going to have mixed feelings about that because even though there were good reasons why I like chains, I do actually have a much stronger affection and loyalty for independent restaurants. This has been highlighted for me recently by the sad closure of Bed Restaurant in Harrogate. The Closure of…

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