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Love is scary. Do it anyway.

One of the biggest joys of living is being in a fulfilling relationship. Conversely, one of the sharpest aches we humans endure is the heartache of a relationship that didn’t work out. Sometimes the pain is just so great that we vow to ourselves, never again! By making that decision, we start viewing relationships as […]

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“OPINION” Your thoughts become your destiny

“Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny. Therefore, your thoughts become your destiny.” — Frank Outlaw I have always believed this quote to be true and am very careful what […]

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“OPINION” Til death us do part

I recently heard via a social network site that my former English teacher had passed away after a long illness at the age of eighty. A fellow student had remained in contact with her and was informed by her family when she died. He then duly passed the sad news to several of us who […]

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“OPINION” A helping hand

Six months ago, I was flying from London to Rome with my three children: my two-year-old and my soon-to-be six-year-old twins. When we landed in Rome, we made our way off the plane and boarded an airport bus to take us to the main airport terminal. So, I walked from the plane to the bus […]

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Boost your vitamin D!

Well the summer is at an end and the nights are drawing in. After a bit of a turbulent start, we’ve seen some lovely weather, haven’t we? I do hope you’re sensibly topping up your vitamin D stores with some sunbathing. The more naked you can be the better. Doxtor’s orders. My summer so far […]

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“OPINION” In sickness and in wealth!

I am originally from Sicily, the beautiful island at the bottom of Italy. My family still lives out there so I visit regularly, along with my husband Matt and our children. We try to visit in either the summer or at Christmas and when we’re there, Matt and I have fallen into somewhat of a […]

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