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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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How to stop your neck from ageing

This is an article I spotted on the High 50 website at http://www.high50.com/beauty/anti-ageing-how-to-prevent-neck-wrinkles? I thought it was so useful that I would spread the word. It is a great site to subscribe to. The skin on your neck and décolletage is delicate. If you’ve...
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What do you wish for your children?

Well, here is my list: I hope that they will have good health I hope they will find someone who loves them with a passion to help them through sad times I hope they always have laughter in their hearts I hope that they find a balance between life and work, for a generation where...
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The HRT cake – full of healthy nuts and fruits

This cake contains a number of important ingredients which are highly beneficial during the menopause. In particular, the seeds (linseed, sesame, pumpkin and sunflower) contain essential fatty acids and phytoestrogens which are vital to health. This cake is from Dr. Marilyn...
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My Favourite Ginger and Lemon Drizzle Cake

  This cake has a real gingery punch to it, with a zing of lemon. I was going to take a photo of the finished cake, but it was so delicious that a couple of hours later my family has grazed their way through it and only this little bit was left. I would say that it ranks as...
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Boomers are big consumers

There was a recent article in Investors.com that pointed out that generally it’s the 18-35’s that are marketed to, yet in the US half of consumer spending is by over 50 baby boomers. Add to this the fact that the over 50 market in the USA is estimated to grow by over...
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A Walking Holiday in Sicily

Spurred on by my Italian teacher who is Sicilian, we booked up a walking holiday in Sicily, from the highest town in Italy, hill top situated and very windy Enna, north to the coast at Cefalu (pronounced Cheffaloo). We had originally looked at all the usual walking companies –...
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Book Club: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

My book club had a lively discussion about the chosen book of the month- THE MINIATURIST  by Jessie Burton We unanimously agreed on our enjoyment of reading the page turner but we were mystified as to who the talented miniaturist was Were we missing something or was this by...
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Dear Drivers, I thought you should be aware of this email from the Met Police

Dear Drivers, I thought you should be aware of this email I received. Please read this important message from Crime Stoppers… While driving on a rural end of the roadway on Thursday morning, I saw an infant car seat on the side of the road with a blanket draped over it. For...
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How do you help your kids narrow down their choice of university.

  There is now so much information available on the internet, and so many ranking tables of ‘best’ university that the selection process can seem like a minefield. What does ‘best’ mean – is it based on hard facts and statistics or more woolly...
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