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  1. Easy UK weekend breaks: Eastbourne in the spotlight

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Do you ever just feel you need a change of scenery without the aggravation of checking into airports and all that entails? Sometimes a couple of nights away a little closer to home is all you need to clear the cobwebs, and return home refreshed. Which is why I have had a few UK mini-breaks in recent months. It’s a good opportunity to catch up with friends while doing something different – and nobody has to cook! It is amazing how different everything looks just a relatively short drive – or train ride away. I have a friend who used to live in Eastbourne – she had to...
  2. Join a gym? Who, me?

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    Article by Juliet Young Yeah, I know summer is just around the corner, Yeah, I have gained a couple of pounds over the lazy, fireside, winter months. Yeah, now would be a great time to think about joining a gym. Yeah, right. Or as us Glaswegians prefer to say – Aye, that’ll be right!   I have nothing against gyms in themselves. They are obviously great places for people who have the oomph and determination to get their backsides into one of them. There is in fact a huge one right beside my office which sounds fabulous, literally. The music coming from some of the zumba classes there rattles the coffee mugs on our desks and makes our feet stomp along to the rhythm.   I simply mean they are not for me and never have been, except for a quick...
  3. Exploring hidden talents on a leisure weekend

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon One of the things I promised myself when I decided  to divorce my husband was that I would take time to do more of the things that I enjoyed doing – as opposed to doing only the things on ‘his’ list in order to keep the peace. I have always enjoyed  art, but have to confess to not really having the confidence to draw or paint really since leaving school. I also have discovered , purely by accident, that I enjoy taking photographs – although this was in a way forced upon me as I had to take pictures for the website, I have found I enjoy the creative side of photography – and want to learn more about what  I can do with my SLR. I...
  4. Why I like to dance

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    Article by Nidhi Dalmia I love to dance and have since I was very young. Its no secret, I’m very happy to admit that most days you may find me having a quick dance whenever an opportunity arises, even while walking in the garden Dance for me is exhilarating. It allows you to lose yourself for a little while. All your stresses and strains just fall away.  It is just you and your partner and nothing else exists. Bliss. But I’m a serious dancer and I have attended dance lessons to learn new techniques and to correct any mistakes I was making. I have developed a love for the many different types of dance, the ones that you see on Strictly Come Dancing, I’ll have tried. Dances like the Waltz and the Tango require skill...
  5. Inspirational Female Athletes Over 50

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    Article by Alex Kagan     Can you be over 50 and a professional athlete? YES! Some of the most inspirational female athletes are those that are aged 50 and over and still compete on a regular basis. To prove the doubters wrong, we have created a short list of these amazing female athletes, who continue to inspire and motivate women all over the world.   Martina Navratilova Martina Navratilova won the US Open doubles championship when she was almost 50 years of age and then won the same title at Wimbledon three years later when she entered the senior competition. This win was made even more astonishing by the fact that she had only finished receiving radiation therapy for breast cancer a few days before. Away from the world of tennis she showed just how...
  6. Christmas Dangers for Pets

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    Article by Nina Cole We may still only be in November, but already trees and decorations are being hauled from the loft and with them come potential dangers to our pets. Last Christmas, within 24 hours of publishing my vlog about the dangers of chocolate, I found myself and my German Shepherd Dog Luika, in the vets at Leighton Buzzard, having his stomach pumped! Such an embarrassment and a fine example of how quickly and easily dogs can capitilise on our mistakes. Being a pet sitter, we have frequent visits from happy clients brandishing bottles of wine and boxes of chocolates.  All of which are donated to the staff of various local rescue centres as a thank you for their hard work throughout the year. On this particular day, my husband...
  7. Flight attendants – the story beyond the icon

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        The role and image of Air Hostesses has evolved over the decades. Multi-faceted they form  a key part of the image of each airline…their uniforms reflect each airline’s branding, while their training prepares them to manage all on board eventualities. From the glamour of the 40s and 50s when airline travel was reserved for the privileged and the 60s, when flight attendants were seen as fashion icons , today air travel has become far more routine, flight attendants have soothed nervous passengers, served countless meals and drinks, and dealt with emergencies. They are brand ambassadors  just as much as they are employees. The entry level requirements have changed considerably since the 1930s, when flight attendants were required to be trained nurses. Opodo have put together an infographic with some interesting facts – hard to believe that the first flight attendant was appointed more than 100 years ago! ...
  8. Never too late: 73 year old grandmother named as most inspiring sport and fitness role model

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    Eddie Brocklesby, a 73-year-old grandmother from Vauxhall, has today been named as the nation’s most inspiring and dedicated sport and fitness role model after winning The Gym Group’s Unsung Heroes of Sport & Fitness Awards.  The awards seek to recognise incredible individuals in the local community who have motivated women to enjoy the benefits of physical activity. Fitness champion Eddie, who was a social worker for 50 years, was nominated for the award for setting up charity Silverfit.  Established in 2013 with just five people and now nearly 1,000 in 18 different venues, the London-based charity’s aim is to promote physical activity and wellbeing in today’s ageing population, enabling older people to make new friends and lead an independent life for...
  9. 23 Dreams Brits wished they had made a Reality

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    Is it ever too late to follow your dreams? Running a marathon, writing a novel – and mastering a musical instrument are among a list of things Brits insist they’ve always wanted to do – but “never got around to it.” Researchers took an in depth look into our unfulfilled dreams and aspirations, with a staggering 91 percent of Brits saying if they had the option they would leave their current lives behind and take the chance to live out their dreams. Becoming fluent in a foreign language•       Being an extra in a movie•       Running a marathon•       Writing a novel •       Becoming a successful blogger •       Starting your own business •       Walking the Great Wall of China •       Taking an impromptu trip around the world •       Going on a road trip across the States •       Winning...
  10. Upcycling projects you can do at home with the grandkids

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    Article by Naomi Webb   As adults, it’s our duty to teach children and grandchildren about the environment and to encourage them to recycle whenever possible. Unfortunately, we live in a very wasteful world and while many countries, governments, families and individuals are making an effort to reduce waste there is still much room for improvement. But if you want to protect the environment and have a fun at the same time, then here are several upcycling projects you can do at home with the children. Make toy cars If you’ve young kids in the house, it’s a good idea to put toilet roll tubes to one side as these can be used for a wide range of arts and crafts activities including making DIY cars. If you’re feeling particularly...
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