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How to be more security conscious

Age UK is looking to help older residents become more security conscious with this useful article   While the Office […]

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How to be more security conscious

security conscious

Age UK is looking to help older residents become more security conscious with this useful article   While the Office of National Statistics have reported a rise in serious crime over the last year, an assessment of older peoples’ views on home security indicates resilience in the face of this statistic. A survey of 2,000 over 65-year-olds living in the […]

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How anti-depressants can make you feel

How anti-depressants make you feel

I’ve finally succumbed. After years of resistance, I am taking anti-depressants & that really depresses me.   Surely, the person with my organisational skills who is always able to get things done would not have a problem with being confident? My CV that includes teacher, headteacher, governor & ‘leader’ would be a reflection of an all-together person, comfortable in their own skin […]

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How to get the right uplift – bras to the ready

how to get the right uplift

  When I was 9 I was in love. He lived next door & his name was Paul Lawson. He was older at 13 but I adored him. I would do whatever I could to get his attention. We didn’t go to the same school so I had to be devious in feeding my passion. My hearing had become super sensitive […]

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Why the Irish vote was not a surprise to me

why the Irish vote was not a surprise to me

It is not often you know that you are living through the making of history. After all, that is for future generations when you are long gone. Even more amazing is when ‘institutions’ are affected in ways that will change them forever. Three such happenings have occurred in recent weeks & they all affect women & how they are considered. […]

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Want to keep your mind active? Jigsaws can help!

jigsaws can help

Jigsaws can help keep the mind active and with Dementia Awareness Week coming up soon, you might like to know more about it!   Across the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes. Dementia Action Week, which starts on May 21, will focus on taking actions which can improve the lives of people affected by dementia – and might even […]

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This is why writing that novel is only half the battle

When Sue Clark wrote her novel ‘Note to Boy’ little did she know that writing that novel is only half the battle! In this post, she explains the highs & lows of getting her work published.     Many people reach a stage in their life when they think they’d like to write a book. Some start and abandon the […]

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How to boost your pension pot & retire sooner

how to boost your pension pot & retire sooner

Find out how to boost your pension pot & retire sooner. It might be easier than you think! When it comes to retiring, we all want the best financial plan behind us but we can inadvertently waste some of it.   Here, Hannah Goldsmith explains: We all need a pension that will give us the lifestyle we want for our retirement. […]

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