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WHERE THERE’S A WILL…

Nobody plans to fail, but when it comes to addressing our later life affairs, many of us do fail to plan. While this is a topic we may not wish to face, the peace of mind that comes from having a plan in place is worth its weight in gold. ...

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GREAT CROFT DAY CENTRE: BLOOMIN’ MARVELLOUS

Great Croft day centre has a dramatically lovely garden again – this time fully accessible from patio to top lawn – thanks to the green fingers of Ann Treneman and a team of dedicated volunteers. Whatever the season American-born Ann Treneman’s planting at Great Croft day centre aims to offer ...

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SPICE UP YOUR LIFE

How do you elevate your everyday dishes into exotic creations? Just add spice. A little pinch here and there and you’ll soon have those tastebuds singing. There are many headlines that claim various health and wellbeing benefits from the use of herbs and spices in our diets – aiding everything ...

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PERFECT PAIRING

The Flavour Thesaurus Ever wondered why one flavour works with another? Or lacked inspiration for what to do with a bundle of beetroot? The Flavour Thesaurus is the first book to examine what goes with what, pair by pair. The book is divided into flavour themes – Meaty, Cheesy, Woodland ...

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LED GROW LIGHT: BITTERGURKA

Grow plants indoors all year round Don’t let winter months get in the way of gardening. Short days, long nights and cold window sills are no longer reasons for not cultivating a flourishing mix of soft herbs growing all year round. Historically grow lamps were massive, power guzzling fluorescent tubes. ...

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SOCIAL DINING

Cook up a little company If you feel like a bit of company, and all this talk of food has whetted your appetite, then why not combine the two and share a meal with others. Whether you pop over to the weekly Seven Dials Club ‘Social Lunch’ or simply invite ...

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APP: KITCHEN STORIES

Curate your cooking Recipes were once passed through the generations. Not anymore. The explosion of the internet means they are passed around the world every second. Whilst this has caused a culinary revolution, navigating the world of online ideas for inspiration can be a tad overwhelming. If you’re bored of ...

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RAHIMA RAHMAN: A TRUSTED VOICE

Rahima Rahman from Age UK Camden’s information and advice team has the sort of calm authority that makes you instantly feel you can trust her. “I love meeting people, and that’s what makes my job very special,” says Rahima Rahman who takes pride in never being late for an appointment. ...

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INFO AND ADVICE: WORRYING WINDFALL

When Thomas O’Neill was left money by his family in Ireland he was unsure what paperwork needed doing, so he did nothing. Thomas, now 69 (and a half) found dealing with the unexpected gift hugely stressful.  “I’ve had nothing all my life and now I had, it was a big ...

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Kilburn

Car boot sales, bargain shopping, delicious Persian food and the iconic Abbey Road. TOURIST’S VIEW Turn right out of Abbey Road Medical Centre and walk towards the zebra crossing outside Abbey Road Studios. Here enjoy the antics of London visitors recreating that 1969 Beatles’ famous album cover. Nearby, tucked down ...

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