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What to do with all the stuff your kids leave at home when they ‘move out’!

It’s an conundrum that all empty nesters face when a child leaves for university: what to do with their bedroom? Rather than leaving it as an unoccupied, under-utilised space, take this opportunity to repurpose this room as something truly useful. Here are a few great ideas to...
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Three simple but effective exercises wherever you are

Here are three simple but effective exercises to do wherever you are : 1. Whenever you are standing still, waiting for the kettle to boil, waiting for a train etc tense your buttocks, hold for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times – preferably without a strange look of...
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Get fit – start walking

The cheapest exercise option and one of the most enjoyable is to simply walk with friends in the fresh air. With no need for gyms and personal trainers, walking is the most natural of all workouts. Walk at a level that leaves you a bit breathless so you are puffing if you talk...
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Jogging and running

Running is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea, and the hardest part is graduating from a brisk walker to a runner, but it certainly gets you in shape and boosts the endorphins – and it’s a great stress buster too. If you take it gently- starting of with a combination of jogging...
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Exercise classes that you can commit to

Going with a friend or in a group to a class will  help you stick to a new exercise regime, as neither of you will want to let the other down. Word of mouth will find you a good teacher, and do ask if you can join a class as a “taster” to check it is what you want. Every local...
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“Let’s End Going Home Alone”. If you have elderly relatives please read this!

The Royal Voluntary Service is promoting their “Let’s End Going Home Alone” campaign. Over 80% of delayed transfers from hospital are patients who are over 70 years old. This highlights the lack of support available to vulnerable older people when leaving...
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Flatclub :for young people needing short term accommodation. Read on..

FlatClub is the marketplace for medium term accommodation – stays from a few weeks to a few months. Finding accommodation for more than a few nights and less than 6 months is difficult and expensive through conventional options like hotels or letting agencies. The modern...
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On tour at Borough Market with Celia Brooks

Fancy a tour of Borough Market? It is a lot to get round on your own, but the market has an official guide - Celia Brooks. Celia is passionate about food, very enthusiastic and knowledgable about the market and its history, and most importantly organises so many delicious...
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Presents for men

Men are often difficult to buy for, whether husbands, sons, fathers, or brothers. Here is a selection of ideas to suit all types, especially useful when you are desperate for inspiration, and all available via the internet. If you are still short of ideas and live near London how...
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