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Yorkshire phrases translated

Gemma Reed

Yorkshire phrases translated

Ever found yourself feeling completely confused when talking to someone from Yorkshire? Fear not, the team at A Town Called Home are here to help.  This list will help you understand, by explaining exactly what all the popular words and phrases mean. We'll have you talking like a local in no time. We also have a collection of Yorkshire cards and gifts especially designed with Yorkshire in mind Addled – Intoxicated Brossend – Full to burst Cadge – To borrow Cake ‘ole -  Mouth Chuffin’ ‘Eck – Expressing surprise Coyt – Coat Daft ‘apeth – Silly person Did I 'eckers like - One would never do that! Duck – Term...

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Hangovers are temporary

Gemma Reed

Hangovers are temporary

Ever feel like organising a catch up with friends is like an impossible challenge? Gone are the days when you could decide upon a last minute night out and the whole group would be there, raring to go in a heartbeat. Nowadays it’s all work commitments, babysitter coordination, money considerations and then the general ‘I’m so tired I don’t know if I can be bothered’ feelings.Seriously, for me and my girls to get a date in the diary that works for everyone, we’re relying on some kind of miracle!But what I have come to realise is that when we do...

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Wedding season is here

Gemma Reed wedding

Wedding season is here

Summer is here (well as much as the British weather allows), and so wedding season is well and truly in full flow. I know this from all of the beautiful pictures I see on social media & of course by the orders that you lovely lot are placing from our range of wedding cards.    This would usually make me feel ridiculously happy. However, as those of you that follow us on Instagram will know, this year, I do not have any weddings to go to. Not one single wedding celebration. Zero! Wow, even committing that fact to paper makes...

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Stranger Things

Gemma Reed Stranger things

Stranger Things

I don't know about you but since it's release all those years ago, the obsession with Stranger Things just hasn't gone away.  I feel like i regularly come across a super fan who is just dying to tell me about how amazing this series is. And over the last few weeks, in anticipation of the Season 4 finale, there really has been no escape.  So, I have a confession. I watched the first few episodes and I just couldn't really get into it. I think for me, I need something I can truly believe is real and I guess this...

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School's Out

Gemma Reed

School's Out

It's almost that time of year again (seriously how quickly does the school term fly by?!). You're quickly edging towards that summer break, thinking about all of the things you need to organise and then you suddenly remember the teacher gift.   It's always lovely to show some appreciation to your child's class teacher isn't it, after all they've looked after and guided your child throughout the full school year...and I think a lot of us had a little taster of just how challenging that can be with the taster we were given during lockdown...   So don't fear, if...

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