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TimeTrap Escape Rooms

Welcome to the second in the IR "A Day in the Life Of..." series; today we learn more about the team behind Time Trap Escape Rooms and what it takes to run such an exciting business. Katie and Andrew, the brains behind TimeTrap Say hello to Katie and Andrew, the...

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Crunch Comics: Free Comic Book Day

In case you've missed the hype on social media, this Saturday, 4th May (AKA Star Wars Day) is Free Comic Book Day (FCBD). This is a worldwide event which holds a special place in the comic calendar. The absolutely, wonderfully, stonking-good news is that our very own...

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Crumb’s the Word

Welcome to IR's spring “A Day in the Life Of…” series. The first, fabulous entrepreneur that we’ll be spending a day in the life of is Lissy from Crumb’s the Word bakery. You may remember Crumb’s the Word from the IR Christmas gift guide but if not, they operate a...

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A Day in the Life of…

Hello, hello! Just a brief note from IR today to introduce you to our spring series of blog posts, "A Day in the Life of...". Over the next few weeks, you'll meet some wonderful local business owners and learn more about what it takes to run your own business. A lot...

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The Forensic Experience

Have you ever watched a crime drama on TV and had a moment when you imagine that you have the potential to be the ultimate detective and solve crimes instantly? (Don't pretend you haven't...) Well, IR has found the perfect experience for you and it's right here in...

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Food Shopping

IR has put together a map of some of the places in the Reading area that sell a variety of food stuffs, to suit your every culinary fantasy!

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IR’s New Look

Well hello and happy hump day! Spring has officially sprung for IR and it's hard not to burst with excitement at today's news. You may have noticed that it's been a little while since there's been any new content from IR and that's because some incredibly cool things...

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Rendezvous in Bratislava

Hello and welcome to 2019! I hope January has been kind to you so far and that you’re looking forward to packing a lot of fun-filled adventures into the year. To start you off on the right foot, I’d like to share with you an interview I had with Miriam Sherwood, the...

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Merry Christmas!

To all of you wonderful I.R. readers and followers, have a super Christmas and a very happy and healthy new year. Thank you for all of your support over the last 12 months, here's to a fantabulous 2019! Merry Christmas!!!

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Christmas Gift Guide

The excitement has just got too much and IR can't hold it in any more. Today, right here and now is the official launch of the IR Christmas Gift Guide 2018! Some truly fabulous businesses have contributed to the content and you'll find gifts from concrete tealight...

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Khinkali Making at Geo-Cafe

Update to the post. Since the time of my Khinkali experience, the Georgian Feast team have been in touch to announce that the café they are residing in is now known as Geo-Cafe with immediate effect. It's still the 10 Prospect Street site in Caversham. It's November,...

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We’re 1 Today!

Today marks one year since the Independent Reading blog went live. Thank you all for the support and encouragement you've given over the past twelve months; I can't wait to see what we achieve in the next 12!

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