Archive | April, 2012

A natural ending

Green funerals offer an eco-friendly alternative to traditional services When The Archers scriptwriters decide to call time on Ambridge stalwart Lynda Snell and her long-suffering husband, Robert, and send them to that great radio studio in the sky, their funerals will break new ground – literally. The Snells have reserved their place in the village’s […]

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Prepare for the known

It happens to us all eventually and even death comes with a big bill these days. But there are ways to cover it – and ways to choose the funeral you want, where you want The average funeral now costs just under £3,100, up 61 per cent in less than eight years, according to the […]

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A good read

Alexander McCall Smith created his 44 Scotland Street and Isabel Dalhousie novels using Edinburgh as a backdrop. Why is using real places so important to his fiction? We like stories to be located – if you don’t give someone a sense of place it is less engaging to the imagination. Once people know where they […]

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Just call me Beatrix Potter

It’s time to come out of hibernation, shrug off the sweaters and enjoy what spring will bring – wildlife, greenery and plenty to do Spring is here and not before time. If you’re anything like me and detest January and February, the arrival of warmer days and lighter nights is a blessed relief to the […]

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Get Up and Go – April

Check out our great ideas for health, home and lifestyle. Read our interviews with stars of the stage and screen. See what our money writers have to say about the best ways to invest your hard-earned funds. Distributed with The Sunday Telegraph [issuu layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Fcolor%2Flayout.xml backgroundcolor=fff9b6 documentid=120330170550-016d35ca357b494a853f40a1f89dde4e docname=get-up-and-go username=Lyonsdown loadinginfotext=Get%20Up%20and%20Go width=610 height=400 unit=px] Download the PDF

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