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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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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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If a dog was a teacher

Originally posted on Thistle Cove Farm, I thought this just summed up the attitude of our much missed golden retriever :   Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like: When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. Allow the experience of fresh air...
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Need an instant face lift? Get your eyebrows trimmed!

Last year a couple of friends and I had a make over, and one of the tips that stuck in my mind was the importance of having well defined brows. I had never given them much thought before. Peering into the mirror at close quarters to put on some make up they just got the odd pluck...
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Menopause: Now it is even discussed on the golf course!

I can remember when our mothers wouldn’t have dreamt of talking about the menopause other than in sotto voce whispers. It was just not a subject to raise other than with your doctor if you got desperate, made even more so because their mothers had never spoken to them about it...
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My Eggs Are Scrambled – stories of an empty nester

Tricia is an empty nester fifty something who still wants love, passion and adventure….. Charlie’s Angels, Ford Escorts and the wooly cardigan I thought by now I would have had my life all sorted? But not so.  Quite the opposite.  I’m more confused than ever....
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In celebration of an empty nest

We were first referred to as ’empty nesters’ by a friend at the pub. We laughed a bit nervously at our new label. Yes, there’s a mix of pride and sadness when you watch your fledglings fly off into the blue yonder. But then you realise…there’s...
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A Family Travel Guide To Europe

Are you planning a family trip to Europe? Do you want to have some kids-friendly places to make a visit? Then let me tell you that you have a number of options in your hand. Europe is full of attractions and amazing places that choosing the best one is really impossible. So, you...
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Time to spring clean your wardrobe

Spring Cleaning Your Wardrobe Most women have a nucleus of 25% of their wardrobe which gets worn 75% of the time, so a clear out means you can access the pieces you wear much more easily and identify the gaps that necessitate a new purchase! Aim to sort and streamline your...
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