May 30

The Golden Mount & Baan Bat by Alex Bannard | Bangkok Correspondent

I was delighted, soon after arriving in Bangkok, to meet a fabulous and inspiring neighbour who is a practicing Buddhist. This is a philosophy I have enormous respect for and a fascinated interest in, but she was also planning on starting a meditation course which had been on my Bangkok bucket list from the start. …

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May 27

How To Make Money Blogging Part 1

So here it is. Number one in how to make money blogging, or with your website or online magazine. It is possible to make money blogging, but you need the knowledge and you also have to work hard. The nature of making money blogging is that you never know how much money you will earn …

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May 27

How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry Review by Frances Colville

Veronica Henry’s new novel How to Find Love in a Bookshop is a feel-good, happy-ever-after story, perfect for reading if you’re in need of a bit of escapism or light relief.   It’s a quick, undemanding and engaging read and thoroughly enjoyable.   The central character Emilia Nightingale inherits a book shop in the idyllic Cotswold town of Peasebrook …

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May 26

5 Ways To Be Good To Yourself

Life can be tough sometimes and kindness goes a long way. Sometimes no one is tougher on me than myself, which got me thinking: it is time we all started being kinder to ourselves. We live in a world where doing something for yourself is often thought of as selfish, but it is not. Since becoming …

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May 26

My Bangkok Life – Loi Krathong by Alex Bannard our Bangkok correspondent

I have lived in Bangkok with our family since the beginning of August. We arrived 6 months after my husband had started his new job here, after selling the house & finishing off the school year. We fell in love with it immediately, by far our best expat posting to date: lovely people, delicious food, …

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May 25

Poached Lobster

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One of the joys of living on an island like Jersey is the seafood, I mean we have the Jersey Royal potato, fantastic vegetables but really it is all about the seafood and how. Faced with the choice of briny Royal Bay of Grouville oysters, plump sweet mussels fresh from the sea, fat diver caught scallops, …

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May 25

Re-charge your Sunday nights at The Piano Works Farringdon

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Everyone knows Sundays are the new Saturdays and we have just the solution for a much needed Sunday night elixir. London’s popular late-night, live music venue The Piano Works have come up with the perfect excuse to reclaim your Sunday evenings by launching live music performances by the legendary Patrick Alan and his Righteous Ten. …

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May 25

Interview With Bestselling Author Margaret Graham

What made you get into writing? Having a 4th child. She was lovely but seldom slept and mithered a great deal. I needed to ‘get away’ even if only for half an hour. So I started writing a book about my mother’s rather interesting life growing up in the North East just after the 1st …

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