Blogs

Nutritional supplements to boost your health

Are they just a waste of time, or do we really need to take food supplements? Personally I think it’s really important for women to take the right vitamins to supplement their diet as they go through the menopause, and our diet can easily become depleted of vital vitamins due to...
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Empty nest? Thinking of a weekend break? Lisbon is the perfect destination.

Lisbon is an enchanting city, perfect for a long weekend break. It’s very hilly and a bit chaotic, full of life, hustle bustle and everyone is so friendly. Do not be tempted to take a car into the city as the tortuous cobbled streets are not car friendly, and even if you do...
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Ten rules for the middle aged woman!

What is “middle age” nowadays? Is it 40? 50? Approaching my mid 50’s, with my nest emptied and still feeling in my prime, I would say that middle age now carries on well into your 60’s. How different it all is from our parents and grand parents generations. Our own expectations...
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Walking the west coast of Portugal along the old Fisherman’s Trail

If you love walking then I thoroughly recommend walking in south west Portugal along The Rota Vicentina . It is a coastal walk along one of the most unspoilt and stunning coastlines of Europe. In total there are 110 km of wild coastline in the Alentejo and Vincentina Natural Park...
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Do you want to be your own boss? Here are six ideas to get you started…

Whilst traditional employment has many advantages, such as job security and employee benefits, there’s nothing quite like the freedom that comes with running your own business. Today, there are endless opportunities for self-employment, whatever your skills and experience. Here...
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Improve your tennis in Tuscany

Want to learn tennis or improve your game? What better place to learn than with experienced coaches in some of the most beautiful parts of Tuscany and Sardinia? New figures from Tuscan Tennis Holidays – one of the top tennis travel companies in Britain- show that their...
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Going To Zurich? Here are some tips

If the weather is good take the tram up the Uetliberg mountain which shelters the town and provides fabulous views over the city and lake and far away to the mountains. You can go right to the top by train or if you are feeling energetic you get off at any of the stations and...
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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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