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Diane Speight

Diane Speight
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Diane Speight is mother to a four-year-old daughter and a six-month-old son. She specialises in travel and family writing, and is easing herself back into work before her life disappears in a haze of daytime television. She lives in the south of England with her family but harbours a desire to move somewhere hot and sunny with sandy beaches.

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Why You Must Encourage Children To Play Outdoors

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Something For The Weekend – Classic Eton Mess

Light and delicious, a classic Eton Mess is the perfect way to make the most of the British strawberry season. Meringues are easier...

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