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Where to eat in the UK

These restaurants are collected through personal experience rather than advertising hype, so some counties may be a bit thin on recommendations – but if you have one to recommend then please let us know.  Some of the restaurants also offer excellent accommodation. Berkshire The...
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Songs with a great work out rhythm

Songs that have a great beat to exercise to Just Dance Lady GaGa Valerie Mark Ronson Amy Winehouse (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher Jackie Wilson Waiting For A Star To Fall Boy Meets Girl Move Your Feet Junior Senior Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) Steve Harley...
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Loading tunes onto your iPod

All music added to an iPod must be done through iTunes. Use the USB cable that would have been in the package your iPod came in originally. Plug in the iPod to the USB slot that will be on the right or left side of a laptop or on the computer if you have a desktop. By plugging in...
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Is the mid-life crisis dead?

People in their 50’s are much happier than those in their late 30’s and 40’s says a recent poll. Apparently it is now 35 year olds who worry about old age. At 35 are you past your best? Have you peaked and are you now sliding down a slippery slope? Well hang on in there, as...
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Further education

Adult Education Courses With some spare time at last, now is your chance to gain a new skill, or enjoy the opportunity of learning more about a subject that has always interested you. You might want to improve your computer skills, learn a language, keep bees, study interior...
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Cycling

The fastest growth in people taking up cycling is in the 40 plus age group, nicknamed the “silver cyclists”, according to the national Cyclists Touring Club (CTC) , It is one of the most efficient cardiovascular activities, great for legs and buttocks and guaranteed to whittle...
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Lucian Freud- one of our great realist painters

The Lucian Freud exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery was a major exhibition of his portrait work from 1940 to 2011, the year he died. I went expecting not to like them as the more recent pieces seem very brutal and harsh, but I was completely won over, and I can now see...
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Why not learn a language?

Research has shown that learning a second language can delay the impact of Alzheimers by an average of 5 years, because it exercises the mind and extends your brain power. It is never too late to learn, and it is meant to be better than crosswords and suduko. It is something to...
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How to make friends when your nest empties with Hens Dancing

Article by Gill Buchanan, Founder of hensdancing.com For many of us, when we get to a certain lifestage, kids leave home (or you wish they would!),  maybe you relocate, meeting new people is not always easy. What I find is that women are getting to this stage in their life and...
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