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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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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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Looking for a new challenge? Why not become a magistrate?

Being a magistrate is challenging but very rewarding, and the application process for becoming a magistrate is straightforward. If you think you might like to become one then go and sit in on a few sessions in a magistrate’s court, to give you an idea of what it will be like. You...
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How to minimise fine lines and wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles can be reduced quite successfully by tightening and plumping the skin, a much less painful and less addictive alternative than enslaving yourself to regular Botox. The effectiveness of modern skincare has improved in leaps and bounds over the past few...
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Going to Myanmar / Burma? Here are some packing tips:

Going on holiday to Burma? We had an amazing time there this year and I hope you find the following feedback useful when it comes to packing. A few packing tips are worth noting: you can get clothes laundered quite cheaply in all good hotels, or you can use one of the many street...
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A thought for the year ahead…

There are three simple rules in life: If you do not go after what you want you will never have it. If you do not ask, the answer will always be no. If you do not step forward you will always be in the same place. Anon
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Light & healthy chocolate cupcakes

Here is my recipe for light and healthy cupcakes. They went down a storm at a vintage tea party recently as they are very light and the courgette keeps them moist. I tried them on the grand children and even they liked them, but I didn’t let on about the courgettes! So when...
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Perfect make up for older skin

After years of using trying various brands of skin illuminating, fine line reducing foundation, I have found one that actually works brilliantly, thanks to an impromptu make up at the Nars stand at Style Magazine fashion show recently. Encouraged by my daughter we queued up for...
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A 7 point plan to harmony when students come home for the holidays!

Will it be hell or heaven? As another university holiday looms we parents dread the inevitable tension and long for a harmonious Christmas. My suggestion is to establish a structure to the holidays if you are to avoid frustrations and endless arguments with your offspring as they...
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