Health Column – August/September 19

Why Doctors Are Prescribing Mindfulness by Alison Runham

Mindfulness has gone from a buzzword to a therapy increasingly prescribed by doctors. So what’s it all about? […]

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Style Column – August/September 19

Your Summer Holiday Capsule Wardrobe by Grace Parsons

Summer holiday season is finally upon us and the motto to stick by for this year’s summer is to keep it capsule. A capsule wardrobe is a collection of those essential items that never go out of style. Owning these select pieces will bring so much versatility to your wardrobe so whether you’re on staycation and contending with the unpredictable British weather or if you’re jetting off to the tropics, I’ve got it covered for you! […]

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Money Matters – August/September 19

Quick and Easy Ways To Save Money On Your Summer Holiday

Summer holidays provide much-needed rest and relaxation in the middle of our often-busy year and may even be considered essential to our health and wellbeing. They do not need to cost the earth, but how can you save money without detracting from the enjoyment of this precious time away? […]

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Citizens Advice Column – August/September 19

Bank Accounts – What Choices Do I Have?

There has been talk in recent months about the concept of a ‘loyalty penalty’; the lack of benefits enjoyed by customers who stick with their service providers compared with those who regularly switch their service providers. But that doesn’t apply to bank accounts does it? Aren’t accounts all the same? The short answer is no. Accounts vary and incentives to switch do exist. Here are some tips about the different types of accounts open to customers and some guidance on how to switch providers. […]

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Citizens Advice Column – August/September 19

Threatened With Homelessness? Help Is Out There

Becoming homeless is a traumatic experience, emotionally and materially. Being ‘vulnerably housed’, that is feeling directly or indirectly threatened with homelessness, is almost as bad, causing anxiety stress and family breakdown. Actual and threatened homelessness is rising across Coventry and Warwickshire as Universal Credit continues to roll out. […]

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Bits and Bobs Column – August/September 19

Piece de Resistance by Bob Garlick

Margaret has for many years complained that not only am I clumsy but in being clumsy I end up causing her injury or, at the very least, some measure of discomfort. She recently went through a list of little accidents which I may have had over the years. As they say, in no particular order: […]

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Beauty Article – August/September 19

Belle of the Beach by Kate Duggan

Whether you’re planning a week in a luxury Caribbean villa or going camping in Cornwall, this little lot deserve a spot in your suitcase. […]

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Baking Recipe Crème Caramels – August/September 19

Crème Caramels

Just a few cheap ingredients are needed to make this classic French dessert. Served with fresh fruit it’s an impressive finale to a special meal. […]

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Blue Daisy Garden Diary – August/September 19

To Work With A Garden Designer Or Not – 5W’s To Help You Decide by Nicki Jackson

You’ve decided to do a garden project, so what’s next? Call a garden designer? A landscaper? A gardener? Before you decide we thought it might be useful to do a little bit of generic information gathering about garden designers in terms of the tried and tested 5W’s. Hopefully along the way we’ll be able to offer some clarity on what a garden designer could bring to your garden project. […]

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Horoscopes by Christine Chalklin – August/September 19

 Your Horoscopes for August and September 2019 by Astrologer Christine Chalklin

August: The summer month of August starts up with a passionate new moon in the dramatic sign of Leo. Leo is the sign of courage and creativity, reach out and be inspired by the abundance of motivating ideas that come your way. Communication planet Mercury moves out of the retrograde phase on the 2nd, breathe a sigh of relief as life begins to flow much more smoothly. Enjoy being generous, affectionate and playful as love planet Venus remains in Leo until the 21st. August is an extra special month as we have two new moons to enjoy, the second culminates in the industrious sign of Virgo on the 30th. Mars, having already arrived in Virgo on the 18th, assists this important energy shift as careful planning will allow opportunity for new projects to get underway. […]

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