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Entertaining the grandchildren

Having just spent an un-seasonally cold and wet week looking after our two grand daughters aged 9 and 7, all plans for days on the beach and picnics went out the window. So if you are on grandparent duty this summer here are a few suggestions. London provided a brilliant day out....
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Emptynesters – what do you do now the nest is empty?

When the time comes for your children to move out of the house, it can sometimes leave parents feeling as if a part of their identity and sense of purpose has left with them. Even though the symptoms of Empty Nest Syndrome are not clinically diagnosed, there are a number of...
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We all need to find ways to switch off

Find your own space Treat yourself every couple of months to some me time – a massage, reflexology, whatever means that you make time for yourself. Create a download ritual Find a way to download your thoughts each day- meditation, writing down a daily thought, spending 20...
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It’s all about the base! When did you last change your foundation?

Texture, finish, tone – its so hard to get your foundation right, but innovative developments in the past couple of years have meant that new skin bases are much easier to use, and the new generation of foundations won’t disappear by lunchtime. They look more like...
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The best Seville tapas restaurants?

After much research and some delicious tasting, here are my ‘best of Seville’ tapas eateries: 1.Bodeguita Casablanca, Adolfo Rodrigues Jurado 12 Based on the corner with Constitucion and just round the corner from the Cathedral and Jardines del Alcazar, this heaves...
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Get your feet sandal ready as they circle the world four times!

Did you know that in a lifetime the average healthy person will notch up about 115,000 miles or 185,000 kilometres ? That is the equivalent of walking around the world four times. So it’s no wonder we get foot problems. Our feet generally rank low on the body care scale, and with...
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Reasons to get on your bike!

At the age of 55 I have suddenly found out about the joys of cycling and the health benefits. A year ago I huffed and puffed at cyclists getting in my way on the road – now I just admire their ability to get up a hill, though I still mutter heavily when they cycle two abreast...
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Things to do on a long weekend in Zurich

Having just spent a weekend in Zurich here are my suggestions on what to do. A good idea is to buy a 2 or 3 day Swiss Travel Pass from the travel agency office in the station at the airport. It gives you travel on all trams and intercity trains, and the lake boats and museum...
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Why you should have a mole check.

I had been meaning to go for a mole check for a few months, mainly because more and more friends my age ( men and women) were having to have suspicious looking moles dealt with, so I finally got around to asking my doctor to refer me for a mole check. I had a little raised one...
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