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Have you thought of becoming a school governor?

Enthusiasm, commitment and an interest in education are the most important qualities to become a school governor. You don’t need to have a child at the school. Many schools particularly welcome new governors who have transferable skills developed at work. You will need to...
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Boomers are big consumers

There was a recent article in Investors.com that pointed out that generally it’s the 18-35’s that are marketed to, yet in the US half of consumer spending is by over 50 baby boomers. Add to this the fact that the over 50 market in the USA is estimated to grow by over...
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A Walking Holiday in Sicily

Spurred on by my Italian teacher who is Sicilian, we booked up a walking holiday in Sicily, from the highest town in Italy, hill top situated and very windy Enna, north to the coast at Cefalu (pronounced Cheffaloo). We had originally looked at all the usual walking companies –...
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Book Club: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

My book club had a lively discussion about the chosen book of the month- THE MINIATURIST  by Jessie Burton We unanimously agreed on our enjoyment of reading the page turner but we were mystified as to who the talented miniaturist was Were we missing something or was this by...
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Dear Drivers, I thought you should be aware of this email from the Met Police

Dear Drivers, I thought you should be aware of this email I received. Please read this important message from Crime Stoppers… While driving on a rural end of the roadway on Thursday morning, I saw an infant car seat on the side of the road with a blanket draped over it. For...
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How do you help your kids narrow down their choice of university.

  There is now so much information available on the internet, and so many ranking tables of ‘best’ university that the selection process can seem like a minefield. What does ‘best’ mean – is it based on hard facts and statistics or more woolly...
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What’s in a handbag?

The latest bag promotion at Selfridges is the Urban Survival Kit bag. Supported by the likes of Mulberry, Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood, Anya Hindmarsh and Eastpak they are full of everything you might want to survive a summer of high octane sport and activity. Each contains the...
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Hand made beautiful face creams from Sheila’s Natural Products

I rarely promote products in my blogs but Sheila Wenborne’s natural creams and balms are a range worth telling everyone about. “Sheila’s” is a 100% British plant based skin care range, handmade and completely devoid of parabens and suitable for vegans....
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Windsor Castle is a must see

I haven’t been to Windsor castle since I was little, and it was the suggestion of a day outwith friends that finally got me back there for a visit. I went with 3 girlfriends, and the morning got off to a great start with a cappuccino out in the sunshine whilst the guards and...
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How to market to the baby boomers

Research by Emptynesting published in Marketing Week revealed that there are 3.7 million emptynesters in the UK with a disposable income of nearly £300million . We have more money and time to spend it than any other demographic. In the states eMarketer reckons nearly 60 million...
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