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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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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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Book Club recommendation: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Our book club really enjoyed reading All the Light We Cannot See. There was some comment that the lack of chronology, and the changing story strands could be confusing, but it was felt this could be overcome if one had the opportunity to read it in large chunks. However, short...
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Hot flushes and broken nights

Menopause is a great leveler. Whatever you do, whatever the colour of your skin and your religion, whether or not you are famous, wealthy or poor, as a woman you will go through the menopause. In fact I found the biggest impact was when I entered the perimenopause, which...
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Thoughts of an empty nester

My youngest daughter left home for university just at the same time that her older sister finished her 3 years in Manchester and flew off to work in Mexico for a year. So there I was, emptynesting, approaching 50 and feeling rather at a crossroads. Many of my friends were at a...
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Are you anti ageing?

If you are ‘anti’ something you are opposed to it or against it. How on earth can we be opposed to what is, inevitably, something that happens to every one of us? So it really winds me up to see ‘anti aging’ in every bit of marketing that promotes make up to we middle aged...
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Book club review: Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody

The book generated a very lively discussion in my book club about the protagonist Betty’s plight. Some admired her inner strength to keep perservering in very difficult circumstances. Betty showed courage and great patience and determination to save herself and her daughter from...
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