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A New Dawn / Time to Hope?

Did you watch the Oprah Winfrey speech at The Oscars this year? If you didn’t, go find it on YouTube. If you did, go watch it again. Within it she spoke these gems: “speaking your truth is the most powerful tool you have” “The one quality [ that Oprah witnessed in all the people she…

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How are you doing?

I know it’s been a while. April was basically a write off for toastlovecoffee as Easter holidays combined with a bout of (mild) illness in the kids has left me with little time to focus on the project. But it’s been good to let it breathe for a bit, see what is going on in…

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Humous anyone?!

One of the first inspirations for toastlovecoffee was an article I read about the origins of the artisanal toast craze hitting America and I believe parts of the UK too. The journalist ended up in San Francisco, at Trouble Coffee & Coconut Club, owned by unlikely heroine Giulietta (I have posted the link before, but incase you…

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What does success mean to me?

In the name of ‘research’ I have been frequenting cafes, coffee houses, delis and coffee shacks. Just yesterday and today, I have had the absolute pleasure of chatting with the owners of two of these; Taste on Chapeltown Road (mentioned in a previous post) and Cielo in Garforth. Each conversation gives me more confidence, and…

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The Social Network

I’m not bragging but I have over 500 friends. On Facebook that is. And yesterday I joined LinkedIn and my email inbox is filled with new connections that have been made. It seems as if the power of the network is greater than it ever has been, simply due to the very ease of communicating,…

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