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National Gardening Week – Spoil your Garden

The arrival of spring is probably more welcome this year than ever after the wettest winter on record. The buds are finally coming out as the ground gradually dries out and warms up. The soil is now in a good state to dig, still retaining sufficient moisture to support seedlings and baby plants get a … read more

How to style a little black dress

The big fashion news this summer is that black is back. For all the vibrancy of the season’s colours, summer flowers, blue skies and bright sunshine (if we’re lucky), black and white are the colours to be seen in this year. The trend for wearing white in summer is no surprise. Every year those of … read more

In Defence of the Great British Cardie!

Why do our beloved cardigans have such a bad reputation? Living in an unreliable climate, we depend on them so much, but all too often they are seen as “sensible” items and they don’t have the cachet they deserve. Perhaps it is the legacy of too many iconic characters who have worn slouchy, baggy old … read more

Staying fit and fabulous over 50

Are you 50-plus and feeling your age? You certainly can’t stop the ageing process, we all know that, but it is possible to feel good and look great however old you are with a little exercise, a healthy diet and some fabulous clothes. Follow these three simple tips for feeling fit and fabulous over 50! … read more

Second chance entrepreneurs

You might be surprised to hear that 23 per cent of all new businesses are started up by people over the age of 55 and the majority are women. So if you’ve secretly dreamed of starting up a second career later in life, you are not alone and the chances of you succeeding are actually … read more