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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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It’s a Halloween Party…

And you're invited! IR is over the moon to invite you to the Halloween party of the year and we have an exclusive discount code to share with you too! Elysium Experiences, the people who brought the Prohibition Party to Reading earlier this year are hosting......

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Guest Post: “The Jolly Regulars”

This month's summer guest post comes courtesy of Rhiannon Stocking-Williams, who recently undertook a voluntary community project called The Jolly Regulars.  The Jolly Regulars is a series of interviews and portrait photos of 37 regulars (age 3 - 80) from...

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Reading Fringe

Good morning and happy Monday, one and all. IT IS FINALLY HERE...IT'S FRINGE WEEK! To celebrate the opening of the week that contains all of the weird, wonderful and down-right amazing shows that make up the Fringe, I would like to share with you the musings of...

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Creative Writing Club for Teens

Hello and welcome to the first in this summer's guest post series! The first guest post comes all the way from our neighbours in Wokingham.   For this blog entry, guest author Alex Baker will be taking the reins. Alex is a volunteer at Wokingham Library when he...

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Rosie’s Chocolate Factory

A few weeks ago I found myself in the incredibly fortunate position of being invited along to Rosie's Chocolate Factory in Wargrave to try out making some yummy chocolates of my very own. I wasn't quite sure exactly what to expect but excited nonetheless because,...

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