Blogs

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...
Read More

My Eggs Are Scrambled – stories of an empty nester

Tricia is an empty nester fifty something who still wants love, passion and adventure….. Charlie’s Angels, Ford Escorts and the wooly cardigan I thought by now I would have had my life all sorted? But not so.  Quite the opposite.  I’m more confused than ever....
Read More

In celebration of an empty nest

We were first referred to as ’empty nesters’ by a friend at the pub. We laughed a bit nervously at our new label. Yes, there’s a mix of pride and sadness when you watch your fledglings fly off into the blue yonder. But then you realise…there’s...
Read More

A Family Travel Guide To Europe

Are you planning a family trip to Europe? Do you want to have some kids-friendly places to make a visit? Then let me tell you that you have a number of options in your hand. Europe is full of attractions and amazing places that choosing the best one is really impossible. So, you...
Read More

Time to spring clean your wardrobe

Spring Cleaning Your Wardrobe Most women have a nucleus of 25% of their wardrobe which gets worn 75% of the time, so a clear out means you can access the pieces you wear much more easily and identify the gaps that necessitate a new purchase! Aim to sort and streamline your...
Read More

The principles of healthy eating

What we eat has such a big impact on our health and wellbeing, and eating well is one of the easiest forms of preventative health care that we ourselves have control over. Modern supermarket shopping has changed our eating patterns hugely over the last few decades. If you think...
Read More

How to guard against osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the most common metabolic bone disease of western women, caused not so much by a calcium deficiency as such, but by an increased rate of calcium loss. This results in bone loss exceeding bone formation, which causes bone density to decrease. Smoking, lack of...
Read More

Myanmar – go now !!

If you are thinking of going to Myanmar, I would thoroughly recommend Myanmar Travel, who created a fabulous holiday for my husband and I. Here is where we went and what we saw…..I can honestly say it was one of the best holidays I have ever had. First impressions as we...
Read More

Looking for a new challenge? Why not become a magistrate?

Being a magistrate is challenging but very rewarding, and the application process for becoming a magistrate is straightforward. If you think you might like to become one then go and sit in on a few sessions in a magistrate’s court, to give you an idea of what it will be like. You...
Read More

How to minimise fine lines and wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles can be reduced quite successfully by tightening and plumping the skin, a much less painful and less addictive alternative than enslaving yourself to regular Botox. The effectiveness of modern skincare has improved in leaps and bounds over the past few...
Read More