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  1. 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...
  2. Men’s Biggest Fashion Mistakes as Told by Women

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    Article by Fab after Fifty Keeping up with the latest fashions is hard work and it’s easy to make a mistake in the fashion world due to its ever-changing nature. It’s not only women who can fall short in the fashion department, as many men can also make mistakes when it comes to what’s hot and what’s not. Here are some of the biggest fashion mistakes made by men – according to women. Cycling Shorts There’s nothing worse than seeing a man in a pair of short, tight shorts. According to 84% of women asked in a poll, one of the most common mistakes made by men – especially during the summer – is pulling on a pair of cycling shorts and going shopping or to the beach. Board shorts,...
  3. Top Tips for Joining Book Clubs

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    Article by Lady Terry Whether you’re keen to join a ‘Jane Austen’ style book club, get into the nitty gritty of sci-fi, eager to stimulate your grey matter or just want to have a giggle with the girls over a glass of Sancerre, novelist Thérèse, aka; Lady Robinson gives her top tips on finding the right book group for you . Here, Thérèse shares her own personal experience in joining a book club: “Book clubs are as varied as any other kinds of club. You have to find the right one for you. Over the years I’ve joined many, but my current one is the best fit so far because it has the perfect balance for me and it’s hosted by a good friend. We donate to it annually...
  4. Top Tips for Buying a Car.

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    Buying a new car is both exciting and daunting at the same time, unless you’re a car expert and a genius at negotiations. If you are neither of these and are feeling apprehensive about looking or approaching a dealership, fearing that you’ll choose the wrong car, or miss out on a great deal because you simply don’t know what’s what, then help is at hand. This guide will tell you how to go about buying a car, successfully. Try before you buy Going for a test drive is vital – you may like the look of the car you’re after but if you realise that you hate driving it only after you’ve signed on the dotted line, then you’ve either got to sell it...
  5. The years may pass, but beauty and vitality never grow old

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    Article by Cynthia Castro Whatever the media tell us, beauty never grows old. If anything, it can become more radiant and give light to those around us. As the years pass, the stresses and strain of life can catch up with us: jobs, commuting, family life, those unexpected sad moments we all have to face – they all add up. When we look in the mirror we might not feel we’re enough anymore, that we don’t like the person looking back at us. Ladies, it doesn’t, and shouldn’t, be like that. Let me tell you now: you are beautiful and enough. Beauty, real beauty, doesn’t grow old. Breathe that fact in! Just look at the many celebrities and sports stars and people you and I know probably know, who never...
  6. 5 fun online hobbies

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    Article by Fabafterfifty At the end of a long day at work, all the majority of people will want is to relax with some peace and quiet. However, as this is the only time that they have to indulge interests, they will also want to take advantage, and these are five hobbies that can be done online from the comfort of your home. The online world has transformed the way many of now choose to spend our leisure time. Blogging Anyone can set up a blog, thanks to templates like WordPress and you can write about what you know. It’s up to you how often you update your blog, although the more often you post, the more chance you have of growing and maintaining an audience. Let the passion for...
  7. Hobbies for all ages

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    Article by FabafterFifty For many women, hitting that landmark 50th birthday signifies a new stage in their lives. The children will more than likely have left home which gives you the breathing space to think about your needs for a change. With more of us living much longer and fulfilling lives we don’t have to settle for the more ‘traditional’ pastimes that the media would like to pigeonhole us in to doing. Turning 50 doesn’t have to mean taking it easy – and these hobbies prove that age really is but a number. As this blog posts from McCarthy & Stone shows, you can forget daddy cool – 65% of kids think it’s their grandparents who deserve the hipster accolade! Get on your dancing shoes It’s not that long ago that dancing lessons...
  8. Brad Pitt’s Chateau Miraval Wine

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I may not have received an invite to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s wedding in South of France, but I have at least tried their wine! In fact a glass of chilled rose is probably the closest I will ever get to Brad Pitt. You really can’t spend time in the South of France without savouring the rose wine. And how could I resist trying a bottle of Chateau Miraval – named the best Rose in the world this year- when spotting it at the Antibes Cave (wine shop). I had previously tried the wine from vineyard, it was formerly marketed as Pink Floyd prior to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie taking it over (they bought the chateau and vineyard in 2011 have previously leased it for 3 years) . Other than the name change,...
  9. Inspiring spots for cycling and walking in the UK

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    Article by Emily Mills Britain has some of the most stunning and picturesque scenery which is easily accessible whether you live out in the middle of nowhere or in the hustle and bustle of the city. Two of the best ways to explore the views, on your own, with a friend or with your whole family, is on foot or by bicycle. So what are you waiting for? It’s cheap, it’s fun, it’s good for you and good for our planet – get on your bike or go for a fabulous walk this weekend. The Lee Valley in East London may have come to the attention of many in the last couple of years, because it is close to the London 2012 Olympic Park. It is a real discovery of nature reserves, river-side wildlife...
  10. Your top five things to do in 2014

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    Article by Emily Mills Make 2014 the year you do something new. There are plenty of activities that you and the family can do together that will be new, fun and exciting. You don’t have to commit to weekly classes or spend a fortune on new kit and clothing if you don’t want to – just put a few weekends or evenings in your diary that are going to be committed to trying something you’ve never tried before. Here’s a checklist to get you started: Go quad biking – this is great fun and anyone can have a go. There are places all over the country that offer quad biking circuits and you can book a session just for your family or join in a general session. The organisers provide the bikes,...
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