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Bagpipes in Dunedin

Remember our world trophied City of Dunedin Bag Pipe Band? Well, they are back at it again - on Saturday, September 15. Freshly returned from Scotland where they won the World Champion competition.So please turn out to show them our support, for how proud we are of their achievements! Bravo!When: September 15, 2018 These guys are great so make sure you get there!  

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Fall Is Coming...

Starting on Friday September 14, we are kicking off the Fall season with our annual Scarecrow Competition. Come meet "Ichabod" our tropical scarecrow. There will be lots of shopping, eating and drinking happening so come join us to start the season off right. When: September 14th, 2018 Where: Key West Express Boutique, 730 Broadway, Dunedin, FL 34698 Time: All Day The Scarecrow Stroll is something for the whole family! Stroll down the streets of Dunedin and have a look at everyone's crafty Scarecrow. Enjoy refreshments, shopping, and good company. 

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"Throw back Thursdays"

It was while cleaning out some drawers recently that I finally got the whole "throw back Thursday" thing . Coming across the photos of me 20 + years and lbs ago.I was Shocked to see myself so young, so tanned so healthy. Looking at the vaguely familiar "self" I remembered feeling the wonder and gratitude that I now lived in Florida, the Sunshine State in the amazing USA. Couldn't believe my good fortune to be truthful. A lifetime of bikinis, cover-ups, boating and long sticky summers I thought as I tossed away my watch to be forever on "Island time" The sun bleached hair and salty taste on my lips was now my utopia. Back in my industrial home town...

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Summer time is almost here .....

Can you believe it is only a few weeks until summer ? Here in Florida it signals the beginning of Hurricane season. But not so long ago the word summer evoked all kind of wonderful imagery, sun, golden sands, breathtaking sunsets washed down with colourful yummy cocktails.  The thought of a summer holiday brings out the kid in us, a sense of excitement, no responsibilities an escape from the daily grind Whether taking a spontaneous, spur of the moment trip or a get-a-way conjured up on a cold winters night. The joy of a vacation gives us something to anticipate.The therapeutic sound of the ocean lapping up on the shore and miles of endless sugery white sands brings butterflies to...

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The Significance of the Manchester Bee....

Ironic, that on my very first blog I would feel compelled to write about the significance of the worker bee to Manchester, U.K. Let me digress a little.... I am writing this from the beautiful tropical shores of Dunedin Florida ,when earlier today I received a back order of "bee" earrings. I was overcome by a wave of nostalgia and homesickness. Being a Yorkshire "lass" we've always had a friendly rivalry with our neighbours across the Pennines. However after this weeks atrocities and heinous acts, I am side by side with my Mancunian brethren. The Mancunian worker bee is ubiquitous around the city, on planters ,bins (garbage cans) and on the floor of the Town Hall. It symbolises the incredible...

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