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Want to change someone’s life – how about your own? Become a Samaritan.

‘Want to change someone’s life – how about your own?’ This was the headline question used in a recent volunteer recruitment campaign for Samaritans and it highlights quite neatly the fact that when we help others, most often we help ourselves. If you’re wondering what your role...
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Jennifer Joyce fusion cookery classes – inspiration for vibrant dishes

Having been on a few Jennifer Joyce cookery days, firstly at Divertimenti and then at Leith’s, I am a complete convert to her style of fusion cookery. She produces a mouthwatering selection of dishes with fresh ethnic flavours and her ethos and passion is to create vibrant...
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The essential Ayurveda Treatment Guide to achieving balance within your body

For those living an Ayurveda lifestyle, treatments can be a fantastic way to accelerate the process of achieving balance between the three doshas, the central types of energy that guide the body. They can help with a variety of issues, from insomnia and inflammation, to skin...
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Emptynesters – are your finances in order?

High-net-worth empty nesters – are your finances in order? Financial planning is essential at every stage of adulthood, but it could be said that it is particularly important during the empty nester phase – the children have moved out of the family home and all of a...
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Thinking of starting a book club?

Whilst reading is a solitary pleasure, and one you may well have the luxury of more time for now, to meet up in a group to discuss a book, and then to swap ideas for the next read, has become a highly popular and enjoyable pastime – thanks in no small part to the “Richard &...
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A hands on lebanese cookery day at Samsara Cuisine : the perfect day out.

This is a perfect girlfriend’s birthday outing with a group of friends to learn Lebanese cookery with Mona Usher at Samsara Cuisine in Sunbury. The traditional recipes are quick and easy and Mona is ebullient, absolutely charming and very entertaining. You get to do all the...
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Where to eat in Marrakech

The city is renowned for its cuisine, but you need to avoid the tourist traps with plates piled high with couscous and grisly lamb and it also helps to choose restaurants that are relatively easy to find, otherwise you could find yourself wandering around the Medina and getting...
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Need a glass or two of wine to relax?

With all this recent talk about empty nesters drinking too much there have been some interesting discussions with my friends, as many of us regard a glass of wine or two in the evening as intrinsic to the end of day relaxation process. So does that mean we are all closet...
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Top 10 skin care products available on the high street

Best body scrub Garnier Oil Beauty Nourishing Scrub £7.15. With Argan, almond and rise oils it leaves your skin super smooth. Best luxury body scrub L’Occitane Almond Delicious Paste £29. Occitane products never fail to deliver and this almond butter with crushed shells is...
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