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Where to eat in Marrakech

The city is renowned for its cuisine, but you need to avoid the tourist traps with plates piled high with couscous and grisly lamb and it also helps to choose restaurants that are relatively easy to find, otherwise you could find yourself wandering around the Medina and getting...
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Need a glass or two of wine to relax?

With all this recent talk about empty nesters drinking too much there have been some interesting discussions with my friends, as many of us regard a glass of wine or two in the evening as intrinsic to the end of day relaxation process. So does that mean we are all closet...
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Top 10 skin care products available on the high street

Best body scrub Garnier Oil Beauty Nourishing Scrub £7.15. With Argan, almond and rise oils it leaves your skin super smooth. Best luxury body scrub L’Occitane Almond Delicious Paste £29. Occitane products never fail to deliver and this almond butter with crushed shells is...
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Looking after the grandchildren

Just when you think life has got to the stage when the kids are off your hands, along come the grandchildren and you are back into childcare. We have four children between us, with two grandchildren, so we’ve only had a brief respite as empty nesters before the next generation of...
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How to combat middle age brain fog

I’ve just read an article that says after 45 your brain is sliding down the slippery slope of deterioration. That means I have already left the top of the slide and am beyond being able to grab the top rungs and cling on. Do you have those conversations about ‘thingy who starred...
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Do I need to make a will if my husband already has one?

Yes you must, otherwise whatever you own will fall into the control of the state and they will decide who gets what according to predetermined rules, leaving acrimony and argument behind you. If you aren’t married or are registered civil partners then you won’t automatically get...
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10 ways to feel young again after retirement

Reaching 50 is a big transition period, as we face the changes that come with an emptying nest, caring for aging parents, careers coming to an end, and spending more leisure time with our partners. Our parents die, we lose friends, and other loved ones, and as a few grey hairs...
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Pelvic floor exercises : please do them

If you are reading this, it’s probably quite a while since you gave birth! But sure as eggs is eggs, the nurse or midwife will have told you of the importance of pelvic floor exercises, also known as Kegel exercises. The pelvic floor refers to the layers of muscles supporting all...
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Do you feel your parents now need a care home? Help and advice is at hand.

One of the saddest aspects of having ageing parents is the decision to place them in a care home. It’s a time of personal anguish on both sides, and you need a company that empathises with all the family, and provides the next best thing to the home environment, or probably a...
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