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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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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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