July is saturated with sun and positivity as Rajinda wins the ‘Your Eye on Oakley’ Photo Competition!

We’re here with some hot news about our latest Photo Competition winner and the official launch of a new one, ‘Moments of Summer in Corby’ – plus a warm hello to the long-awaited summer holidays!

We’ll also be covering all the sweet and simple things to look forward to this summer…


Capturing a March snowfall: Rajinda wins our Photo Competition with her charming photo of Oakley Vale cloaked in snow

The winning photograph captured the beauty of winter, as the season lingered into spring and brought us frosty mornings and bright white skies. It reminds us that winter can be the most picturesque time of year and we love how Rajinda has found elegance in this spot that transforms Oakley Vale into a winter wonderland.

Rajinda’s keen eye has captured the delicate details of snowflakes resting on the tree branches. A glorious farewell to the remnants of winter’s beauty.

After a remarkable selection of entries, we’re thrilled to be launching our Summer Photo Competition in this month’s blog. Inspired by Rajinda, the theme will be ‘Summer Moments in Corby.’ Entries will open until September, so you have plenty of time to plan your sunny bucket list and capture your favourite summer memories!


Take part in fundraising events across Corby this summer

Lakelands Hospice is hosting two events in Corby over the summer months as part of their fundraising efforts.

  • Summer Fete – Sunday 16 July – 11 am until 3 pm

Fun for all the family! Packed with a bouncy castle, ice cream van, fire engine, circus entertainer, performances, cake and craft stalls, refreshments and lots more, taking place at Lakelands Hospice.

50p for adults, FREE for children and dogs


  • Lakelands Dog Show – Sunday 28 August

Register your furry friend at 12 pm for their chance to win in the selection of categories, including Cutest Puppy, Waggiest Tail, Prettiest Bitch, Most Handsome Dog, Best Cross-breed, Best Junior Handler, Judges Favourite, Best Rescue Dog, Most Appealing Eyes, and Golden Oldie.

Source: Northamptonshire Telegraph https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/people/corby-hospice-to-host-fundraising-events-this-summer-4198498

To read more about Lakelands and find out more about the events, visit their Facebook page.


School’s out for summer!

It’s time for sunny days that stretch longer and the endless possibilities of summer. Mornings feel brighter, evenings stay lighter and there’s a sense of nostalgia in the air.

We’re reminded of those long, hazy summer days of our youth when we’d welcome the long summer ahead of us with open arms, excited to spend it drenched in the sun.

Here’s a list of things we cannot get enough of in summer:

  • The smell of freshly-cut grass
  • The smell of barbecues
  • The smell of sunscreen
  • Sunnier days
  • The sun on your skin
  • Seaside trips
  • Sand between toes
  • More walks
  • Nature
  • Outdoor time
  • Longer days
  • Lighter evenings
  • Blue skies
  • Al fresco dinner
  • Al fresco drinks
  • Summer spritzes
  • Slushy cocktails
  • Bonfires
  • Picnics
  • Bike rides

Like summer feels, the list is endless.

The world is open for us to explore in summer. Check out our most recent blog to find out where you and your family can enjoy those little moments and for your ultimate Corby-based summer bucket list.

It’s the season that brings everyone together and out of the house. The good vibes are absolutely the reason we love it. We’re wishing you good vibes only with your family and friends this summer!