How to Do a Trip to New York Just Right

  There is nowhere on earth quite like New York, New York, which is so good they named it twice. It’s a city that blends history with the modern; a cosmopolitan and cultural powerhouse that is at the forefront of many exciting trends. It is, without doubt, possibly the best city on earth to spend a few days. But like with all destinations, the good times won’t just come. You

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Cheating on your hairdresser

Google “cheating on hairdresser” and you get over three quarters of a million results.  Some telling you how to do it, some telling you it is the best thing they ever did, some saying they regretted it the second the stylist made the first cut and are now wearing a hat for eight weeks.   My reason for cheating on my hairdresser recently was a little less complicated and was

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You’re fat because you eat too much

  “You’re fat because you eat too much” is a direct quote from an article Michael Buerk has published this week.    He went on to say that essentially we should give fat people the facts and then let them die, thereby saving the NHS money.   The NHS is buckling under the weight of obese people and that they are reason it’s in the current dire financial state Thanks

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Just do you

  If I had to write a top five of phrases to live by “just do you” would certainly be up there.   I was reminded of this on Twitter yesterday when a chap I have never met but have chatted to online for years sent me this Tweet: And it really struck a chord. Then, weirdly, I got my daily email from Medium and included a link to an

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Home Cinema or Real Cinema?

With the emergence of home cinemas and the access we have to so many films online now, it’s a wonder that cinemas still exist. However, there is still something magical about going to the cinema and nothing else quite compares…or does it? Here, we compare the two experiences to see if home cinemas really are the future… Media Quality If you use something like these Luxury Home Cinema Room Installers

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Have you heard about ALKIMI?

  ALKIMI is an innovative first in household cleaning.  Have you heard about them?  It is likely you haven’t but that is a shame because it’s a new cleaning sensation.  I have been trying their products for a month or two now and although I was sent the products to try once they run out I will be buying and continuing to use them. ALKIMI use naturally derived ingredients to

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My top three al fresco dining recipes

  I love the summer, don’t you? Especially when the sun’s shining and there isn’t a cloud in the sky (yes, this does happen occasionally in the UK!). That’s when you know it’s time to dust off the table and chairs and eat out in the garden. Having a get-together in the garden this weekend? Take advantage of the sunshine and bring your dinner parties outdoors with my much-loved al

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Taste of London, have you been?

We recently spent an afternoon at Taste of London as guests of our friends at The Firepod  We hadn’t seen them for awhile so we were keen to find out all about what has been happening over the past couple of years with their pizza ovens.  If you don’t know about them, do look them up.  We have been huge fans of theirs for years (since they were on Kickstarter

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Get Stuck Into Some DIY This Summer

The brighter and warmer summer weather often inspires householders to improve their home in some way, whether it’s a bit of decorating through to a full landscaping of the garden.  There may be plenty you can do in and around the house, but DIY is time-consuming when there may be sunshine and outdoor leisure activities to enjoy, so the key is to choose those that will have maximum effect. Some

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Back to school organising

This is it, if they haven’t gone back already, children all over the country are heading back to school this week.  New hair cuts, shiny shoes, pristine book bags.   And as they all head off us parents can let out a collective sigh of relief that we have done it.  We have checked everything off the kit list, remembered to sort out dinner money, or bought the new lunch box, and

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Turning off the outside world

My phone buzzed at 07.18 this morning.  Not my alarm, I had turned that off at 5am when I had finally given up on sleep because my mind was whirring, but a text.   A text that had been sent with a query that needed to be dealt with fairly urgently.    This on the back of another interruption from the outside world last night at 10.15pm. I am always attached to

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Off the beaten path best holiday destinations you haven’t considered

Exploring new places is something everyone should do in their lifetime. You can learn so much from visiting a new city, country, or continent, not just about the culture, history, or people of that place, but also about yourself. Travelling is rewarding in so many ways. You can gain so much life experience from opening yourself up to new adventures, new foods, new languages, new friends, and new challenges. You

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