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This weekend we’ll be…

Feeling: positively giddy because it’s MARCH!! Which in our books means winter is over and spring has sprung (if only the weather would think that too). Check out Petersham Nurseries in full spring bloom.     Wishing: we lived in Leeds so we could go to the Northern Ballet’s new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, which begins on Saturday at The Grand Theatre. With exquisite sets, beautiful costumes, music by Oscar-nominated composer Sir Richard Rodney Bennett CBE and, of course, incredible dancing, it promises to be glorious. Thankfully, the production will then tour the UK taking in cities such as Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff and London.               Cooking: Jamie Oliver’s ridiculously delicious beef stew. Just add hunks of bread, vats of red wine and you’re good to go.         Reading: Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell We’re not sure what more you need to know beyond the fact that this is written by Maggie O’Farrell. She writes, therefore you must read. What? You need more? Okay, how’s this for a gripping premise: during the heatwave of 1976, Robert Riordan tells his wife he’s popping out for a newspaper. And…