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The Importance of a Good Travelling Companion

Reading Time: 9 minutes One’s destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things   Henry Miller I’m not one of those people who like to travel alone. I like to share my experiences with someone else. However, I don’t underestimate the difficulties of being with someone else for 24 hours a day. I know it’s a […]

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Outrage Column: Concern versus Care

Reading Time: 5 minutes Does showing concern mean that you care? Does caring mean that you must be concerned? I am using these two words to illustrate some differences I see between two kinds of human behaviours, which often occur together or are mixed up with each other, and why my answers to the questions directly above are firmly […]

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Is Etiquette Dead?

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’m a swimmer. A pool swimmer. I’m proud to be part of a world – a swimmer’s world – where etiquette and codes of conduct prevail. There, at the foot of the swim lanes is a sign, Pool Rules. It’s clear and simple. I pride myself on etiquette in and out of the pool, and […]

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I Took Up A New Exercise in Lockdown – Natural Movement

Reading Time: 4 minutes This article came about from my answer to one of Rose’s questions within the group back in March – ‘Have you taken up anything new for exercise in Lockdown?’ My answer was ‘yes’, I had finally started to engage with Erwan Le Corre’s basic MovNat programme, and the exercises related to that. This was alongside […]

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The Vaccination Story

Reading Time: 6 minutes Each generation leaves a legacy behind them – there are tales of love and war, myths of gods and goddesses but it is only written or oral words that can really give us a real narrative of what happened. The history of human health can be analysed through forensic investigation. Current scientists can work out what our […]

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Can you tap your hot flushes away?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Every year World Menopause Awareness Day is on Oct 18th. Isn’t it sad that something that affects 50% of the world population needs so much more awareness, understanding, and education? And boy, does it need education. I, a woman in my 50s, really knew nothing about the menopause and what it meant in terms of […]

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Lockdown by Live-in Carer

Reading Time: 5 minutes There’s being a live-in carer when you can get out and about, visit a friend, see your kids, indulge in a spot of raving from time to time and generally remain connected to the outside world. Then there is being a carer during the lockdown. It’s the hardest job I’ve ever done and I review […]

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Lockdown Shock – Moving In With My Partner In N Wales

Reading Time: 8 minutes For the past seven years, I have been having a Living Apart Together relationship with my partner, Asanga. He lives on his beautiful wild land in North Wales and I live in my funky flat in Harlesden, North West London. Every few weeks, we visit one another for four or five days. We are together […]