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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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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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The principles of healthy eating

What we eat has such a big impact on our health and wellbeing, and eating well is one of the easiest forms of preventative health care that we ourselves have control over. Modern supermarket shopping has changed our eating patterns hugely over the last few decades. If you think...
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How to guard against osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the most common metabolic bone disease of western women, caused not so much by a calcium deficiency as such, but by an increased rate of calcium loss. This results in bone loss exceeding bone formation, which causes bone density to decrease. Smoking, lack of...
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Myanmar – go now !!

If you are thinking of going to Myanmar, I would thoroughly recommend Myanmar Travel, who created a fabulous holiday for my husband and I. Here is where we went and what we saw…..I can honestly say it was one of the best holidays I have ever had. First impressions as we...
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