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Support Solace to save lives this Christmas

This Christmas we are proud to be standing with Solace to ensure that no survivor of domestic abuse is standing alone. There is no typical survivor of abuse. There is no typical journey to recovery. Mary Mason, CEO says “Today we work tirelessly just to defend the ground we won…

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How to Create a Beautiful Plate of Food

We are officially in the throws of holiday season, and with it comes celebrations and hosting duties galore. One of the most fun, out-of-the-ordinary ways to impress guests is to master the craft of plating food. Plating is a carefully thought-out artform, and executive chefs from all walks of cooking…

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Tonia Buxton’s Cupboard Cookies!

Fancy a sweet treat but not too sweet but don’t really want to go shopping for ingredients? Well, do we have the perfect remedy for that, These cookies! Our regular contributor and culinary goddess chef Tonia Buxton shares her recipe for “cupboard cookies”. They are perfect with an afternoon cuppa…

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A Poem • Authenticity

Awareness of self is the best place to be Unique in expressing myself vocally The truth of my journey will unfold How I decided to change to achieve my goal Embracing me and holding me tight, telling myself it will be alright Nurturing me from the inside out, claiming back…

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Cold Buster Smoothie

Cold Buster Smoothie ….with Pear, Lemon, Ginger, Spinach and Flaxseeds It’s that time of year when the ‘change of season’ colds start to take hold. With that, we are looking for healthy tasty ways to get over it …There are a number of factors that spread it, but once you’ve…

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DON’T BURN YOUR BRIDGES

Every so often I’m asked a question, the answer for which I think you might be interested in. Here is Hope’s question: “What was one of the most important things you learned from a manager or mentor?” Love it! Well, my short answer is: Don’t burn bridges, but let me…

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Break the Rules: Bohemian Chic Interior Design

Ladies, it’s time you brought that irresistible Bohemian vibe from your wardrobe into your home, because there is nothing that can portray that warm, intimate homey vibe like a maximalist setting draped in colour, greenery, and vintage decor hailing from around the world. In essence, this is the look that will…

Energy Foods

Energy Foods Are you surviving on sugar and caffeine to keep you going throughout the day?  Low energy not only makes us feel dreadful but it also has a knock on effect on our immune system, mood and emotions.  There are many reasons why we may be lacking energy.  Ask…

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6 Steps to Self-Care: How to Love Your Body

Throughout our lives, we all have certain issues with our bodies. Many of us feel insecure when looking ourselves in the mirror or comparing ourselves with others. But it’s time to realize your own beautiful uniqueness and to accept your body as it is and enjoy it. There are ways…

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Corkers Crisps – a taste of the Mediterranean

It took about a second to say ‘Yes’ to reviewing Cambridgeshire’s family business Corker’s new range olive oil lighter crisp range. Made with Muleolivia, which significantly has been heralded the world’s best olive oil for four years, the idea is to give consumers a taste of the Mediterranean. But do…

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Surviving Miscarriage Together

How do you write a blog about a miscarriage when so many people still think we shouldn’t talk about it? I thought long and hard about how to start this blog, most of it involved me second guessing whether I should actually write anything at all, but this subject is…

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Tonia Buxton’s Giant Butter Bean Stew

As the days get colder and the nights come quicker, this is time of year we all appreciate some comfort food. What better than a one pot dish…and healthy too! Take a look at this fantastic step by step video tutorial of Tonia Buxton’s Giant Butter Bean Stew. Delicious and…

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Chicks Chat with… Caroline Millington

Caroline Millington multi-award winning journalist with a wide ranging experience across television, digital, social media and print media, including commercial and marketing campaigns. She is now Digital Producer at Loose Women for ITV.   Fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Trust and part of Team Gav Aid raising money for charities in memory…

Overcoming Panic

Overcoming Panic Never underestimate the power of panic. Anyone that has suffered a panic attack will know that they are both terrifying and debilitating. Mix that with the embarrassment of being in front of other people and you have a destructive concoction that creates the dreaded panic attack. Panic is…

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Work from Home • Essentials for Entrepreneurs

When you’re working from home, your surrounding environment can be one of the most important aspects of your business. A comfy, warm and welcoming office space is much more appealing than waking up in your bed and pulling out the laptop with coffee stains on the keypad. Your mental attitude…

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Theatre • Bullet Hole

Bullet Hole • The Play Young Cleo was given her ‘gift’ at age seven – except that ‘gift’ left her with type 3 Female Mutilation. How can Cleo love her body, when her husband brutally sexually assaults her? Finding strength after this hideous act, Cleo resolves to go against her…