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Anti-bacterial hand sanitiser – homemade

Worried about the virus? We all are, protect yourself and your family by washing your hands regularly for 20 seconds with soap and water or using a hand sanitiser gel when out at the supermarket or opening post. The virus can last for a number of hours on various surfaces…

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UK charities need your help • 2.6 Challenge

SAVE THE UK’S CHARITIES                   The Pink Ribbon Foundation calls on its supporters to hop to it and join the 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26thApril 2020 The UK’s charities need your help! The Covid-19 pandemic has had a catastrophic effect with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss…

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SUGAR-FREE CARDAMOM, PECAN AND PARSNIP LOAF

Tonia Buxton’s Sugar-Free Cardamon, Pecan and Parsnip Loaf  Recipe from here fantastic book The Secret of Spice.  I often put veg into cakes and muffins because they add moisture and nutrients, too. If you don’t like parsnips, use grated carrot or courgette instead.   SERVES 8_10   100g pecan halves…

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How to Plan a Successful Hen Party

Hens party is very common nowadays. It is the perfect time for a bride to say goodbye to her peers. The chief bridesmaid mostly plans this event. The other bridesmaid can also chip in to help in the planning. This includes deciding the invitees, the activities to take place, and…

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The Tempest • Live In Your Living Room!

Creation Theatre and Big Telly Theatre Company presents The Tempest Live, Interactive and In Your Living Room Adapted and directed by Zoe Seaton 11– 13 Apr 2020  “BE NOT AFEARD; THE ISLE IS FULL OF NOISES” Join Creation Theatre, Big Telly Theatre and a cast of nine actors over the…

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Books • Mensah Williams’s New Rom-Com Imperfect Arrangements

Ghana Is The Setting For London Author Frances Mensah Williams’s New Rom-Com Contemporary British fiction in an African setting featuring smart, strong-willed women dealing with themes of substance – think love, guilt, race, careers, identity and the challenges of clashing cultures – and written in a humorous and accessible style….

Turmeric – The Wonder Spice!

Turmeric • For beauty and beyond… Over the years I have sought and tried many natural beauty treatments made from materials in your kitchen. I also have a curiosity of traditional medicinal herbs and spices for general well being. Some of the many recipes I’ve collated and tried have been passed…

Chia Seed and Turmeric Smoothie

Chia Seed and Turmeric Smoothie This smoothie exemplifies one of my favourite aspects of smoothies. It’s a perfect way of enjoying healthy ingredients that otherwise one wouldn’t consume individually, namely the Super Spice Turmeric Turmeric is also the liver’s favorite spice and helps boost liver detox. It does this by…

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7 TIPS TO GRILLING A PERFECT STEAK

7 TIPS TO GRILLING A PERFECT STEAK Excited for the next barbeque get-together with friends and family? It must have been fate that led you to this guide because if steak is on the menu, we’re here to tell you some useful tips on grilling that steak to perfection. Make…

 OKAYFABE: A WRESTLING COMEDY• Theatre

Late night cult slobberknocker  OKAYFABE: A WRESTLING COMEDY is coming to London. Fresh from its acclaimed tours in Australia and Edinburgh, award nominated I’m OKayfabe: A Wrestling Comedy is making its highly anticipated appearance at VAULT FESTIVAL FROM 18-22 MARCH. A grimy, visceral underground comedy drama, the show is created by women, about women, for…

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Why Self-Publish

WHY SELF-PUBLISH? Because I’m a control freak? Yes, that’s an undeniable fact at this point in my life. Because I’m a masochist? Generally no, but even I started to wonder during the seemingly endless editing process. Because no one else would publish my work? No actually, there were a couple…

Tell it Slant • Review

Chicks at the Theatre Review of Tell It Slant Tell It Slant debuted at The Hope Theatre, London on 25thFebruary 2020. Tell It Slant is a dark comedy written by up and coming Irish playwright Maev Mac Coille. One unique aspect of the play is that it was written without…

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‘Is It Any Wonder?’ • Music

‘Is It Any Wonder?’ is the brand new track taken from the striking north London music act Antigoni’s forthcoming debut ‘A1’ EP. INTRODUCING ANTIGONI! NORTH LONDON SINGER RELEASES NEW TRACK ‘IS IT ANY WONDER?’ AND VISUAL FEATURING AN ARRAY OF FAMILIAR FACES TRACK TAKEN FROM HER FORTHCOMING DEBUT ‘A1’ EP…

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The Apologists • Theatre

The Apologists presents three topical stories which combined provide a powerful examination of the meaning of the act of apology, the complex power play at work between the giver and the receiver of an apology, and whether we are responsible for the context of our actions. Each solo story focuses on…

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Holiday Luxury • Travel

Travel in Style… with Holiday Luxury! One could describe me as having a bit of a travel bug. Whether it be stay-cations or big destinations. There’s so much world out there and I want to see it! I decided to take a trip for my birthday. On my own. I…

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Chicks Chat with… Collette Cooper

Collette Cooper singer/songwriter and actress and Radio Presenter on Soho Radio presenting her jazz and blues vinyl collection. She’s a jazz and blues influenced solo artist. Her well received singles are BIG FAT LIAR, PERFECT GIRL, DON’T THROW YOUR LOVE AWAY. WITH BBC INTRODUCING AND GAINED FANS FROM THE LIKES OF HUEY MORGAN, JONATHAN ROSS,…

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Which Plants Produce More Oxygen?

Which Plants Produce More Oxygen? For all plants, oxygen is produced during photosynthesis. This article looks at which plants produce oxygen and provides relevant information on the subject. Image source Plants are fantastic living specimens. They release a whole lot of oxygen during the day as photosynthesis converts carbon outside…

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WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?

WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY? I’ve had a thing for New Year’s Eve since 1981, when as [ahem] an embryo, I was allowed to stay up late and see in 1982. It quickly became my favourite day and night of the year; easily surpassing Christmas and even my birthday. As I…

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The Sunset Limited • Theatre Review

Chicks at the Theatre Review of The Sunset Limited   The ambiance of the revamped Boulevard Theatre in Soho gave the cast of The Sunset Limited an intimate backdrop into which they drew the audience in with this thought-provoking play. I had not heard of the play by American writer Cormac…