Tag Archives: Issue 3

Drinking until you drop

Alcoholism in older people is a growing problem and it’s not just the drinker it affects – families need support and help, too, says Deborah Wain In his 40s, Keith* had had a brush with alcoholism, though both he and his family believed he had managed to escape its worst excesses. But as he neared […]

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I couldn’t live without… My egg timer

Jeffrey Archer treasures his writing time Why an egg timer? It’s a beautiful object, silver and glass. My wife had it made for my birthday by Garrard the jeweller to help with my writing schedule as the sand runs out in exactly one hour. I work four two-hour sessions each day over an initial 50-day […]

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Cool, calm and collected

Coins offer more than just monetary value. Collecting can relieve anxiety, unearth historical findings and introduce you to a social world of like-minded people People collect coins for many reasons – their beauty, value, memories of friends, family and fun times. But why do they enjoy it and what skills does a coin collector need? […]

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Out & about

Our top tips will help you make the most of what’s going on around the country during the upcoming month By George! Celebrate England’s patron saint at the largest St George’s Day festival in the country at Wrest Park, Bedfordshire (21-22 April). The entertainment spans the centuries, from medieval jousting knights and soldiers of the […]

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Kind to your family, kind to the environment

The UK’s first green funeral plan eases the financial burden left to your loved ones while keeping in line with your environmental ethics In response to growing demand for environmentally conscious funerals, Golden Leaves Funeral Plans has launched the ultimate green funeral plan so you can make end-of-life choices in line with your environmental ethics. […]

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How can you nip intruders in the bud?

Gardens aren’t just for leisure – plan your planting carefully and you could boost your property’s security at the same time, says Caroline Roberts Daniela McBride’s back garden slopes down to a wild section adjoining a quiet road. The boundary wall is much lower on the road side and when local schoolchildren spotted a trampoline […]

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Have something to smile about

Benefit from the expertise and experience of a Harley Street dental practice to get the smile you want Harley Street Smile is a long-established dental practice in the heart of Harley Street. Although the practice already enjoyed an excellent reputation before Dr Filippos Mavroskoufis took over in 1988, he gradually instilled his own philosophy and […]

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Senior moment

I have four grandchildren – two bigs and two smalls. The olders are Amelia and Ruby, aged 12, while the youngers are Amarisse, four, and Sienna, three. God, I hope I have got their ages right or I will be for it. My wife knows the age and birthday of every member of the Royal […]

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A powerful way to invest

As prices in the carbon market are at an all time low, now is the time for shrewd investors to take advantage The carbon credit market is a global commodity market, initiated in 1997 by the Kyoto Protocol – an international agreement to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, signed by around 190 nations. Companies undertake […]

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“I’m a very lucky man”

If taking care of your outdoor space sometimes seems like hard work, think of Chatsworth and the challenges and rewards of looking after a really, really big garden… For most people returning from holiday is a letdown, but the reverse is true for gardener Alan Froggatt. But then he does live and work on one […]

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