Small changes for better health over fifty

So, we’ve had Christmas and what can I say, it’s time for small changes for better health. I’ve eaten two boxes of Ferrero Rocher and they weren’t the small boxes. Left in front of me the temptation to eat them was too hard to bear, and now I’m feeling all that sugar. Don’t get me

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Christmas, a few tips to keep stress at bay

I remember one Christmas standing in the supermarket queue with a trolley full of food & feeling overwhelmed, then thinking I’ll just leave, leave the trolley leave the shop leave the food. I didn’t, as by the time I’d argued in my head about what to do the cashier was putting my shopping through. So

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Swishing, cutting down on fast fashion

So, I’ve been wondering, In the spirit of sustainability and cutting down on fast fashion. How are we going to add a bit of variety into our wardrobe when we don’t really want to be buying more new clothes. In the late 80’s a friend of mine opened a dress agency in Liverpool city centre.

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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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