How to create a Terrarium garden with Notcutts

I have loved this summer in the garden. I’ve never taken an interest in outdoor planting before, probably because the footballing boys battered every plant we ever had. But now they’ve grown up we have our garden back and I realise I have green fingers. But autumn is here and winter will follow so what

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Crafts for Wellbeing

Little did I know when I wrote this post about never to old to start something new I would be researching crafts to run my first craft session. A chance conversation about making beehive candles has led to me taking the session at the day hospice where I volunteer. I’m not a crafter but I’m enthusiastic and

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Grey hair, how to let your grey take over

Remember when grey hair meant looking old, like your Nan. Now women are choosing to have grey hair even to the extent of paying expensive colour stylists to get that right silver grey shade. So, for the first time, are you lucky if you are going grey naturally? I’ve wanted to let my grey take

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Best Home Buys – May

Best home buys, a series about getting the right things for our home at the right price. Not always expensive, not always a bargain, just the right price for us. This month started with a big item, a sofa for the kitchen. I knew what I wanted and had a budget, we came in under

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5 reasons to join The Women’s Institute

When I was searching for articles on why to join the Women’s Institute I couldn’t find any that said what I would say.  But I did find a Mumsnet thread that used the reasons below as a barrier to joining, so… If you’re not a member of the WI then this is for you. For

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Memory issues, let me write that down

As I’m writing this I’m listening to Emma Forbes on the Gemma & Emma Podcast and she’s talking about being in her 50’s, memory issues, the need for lists and saying ‘let me write that down’. I too seem to have reached the necessity of a notebook age. The days of buying pretty books and

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Fifty, never too old to make changes

Being a fifty something making changes I was interested to see this tweet seeking career changing thirty somethings. The responses were unexpected and so innovative and diverse. But then more relevant to me personally was this article from The Times my friend sent me the very same day. Talk about coincidence… I was glad to see having a

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Dermaplaning facial and Trinny Make up

When I decided I needed a facial my lovely beautician friend suggested a Dermaplaning. She’s so good at what she does I trust her suggestions, so although I’m a wimp I said yes. What is dermaplaning? It’s a skin care treatment that removes the dead skin cells and the peach like fuzz on your face.

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