Apr 15

Return to Krabi           by Alex Bannard – Bangkok correspondent

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  Alex returns to Krabi for three very different experiences. One of the things I absolutely love about being in Bangkok is the availability of cheap and amazing holidays on the doorstep.   Another element is that friends often want to join you, which is great: the kids have company and so do you. But …

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Apr 14

It Happened To Me: A Tampon Got Lost In My Body

There is nothing like sharing stories to make you feel like you’re not alone in a situation – we can all identify with a bit of true-talk after all. Not only that, being open and honest about real things that happen to real women is the fastest way to smash taboos and get us all talking about tricky topics. Femcare subscription service Pink …

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Apr 13

Fabulous Line-Up, Fabulous Day by Milly Adams

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  Words for the Wounded held their annual LitFest Day at Downley, High Wycombe raising £1800 for the charity, and £500 for Waterstones in book sales. The charity, which is organised and run by three grannies, receives 100% of everything raised as the grannies absorb all costs. This means that they are able to help …

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Apr 13

First look at The National Theatre Salomé trailer

SALOMÉ – a new play by Yaël Farber Previews from 2 May, with Press Night 9 May. Continuing in the repertoire until 15 July. Broadcast to cinemas by NT Live on 22 June. The story has been told before, but never like this. An occupied desert nation. A radical from the wilderness on hunger strike. …

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Apr 12

The Business of Books: Ready, Steady – Write!

Jane Cable on writing competitively Writing is not generally a competitive pastime; in fact, as I was saying in my last column, it’s a mutually supportive one. Yet writing competitions are forever popular and it’s probably the one time that pencils are sharpened into threatening points as we pit our wonderful words against those of …

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Apr 11

Hape’s Jungle Journey Train Review

We love Hape at Frost. They make beautiful wooden toys which are fun and educational for little ones. It is no surprise that they have won multiple awards. There is far too much plastic in the world so brands like Hape are much needed. My son loves anything with wheels and his little eyes light …

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Apr 10

Press ups, anyone?

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On Saturday 6th May 2017, Richie, Tom, James, Shaun, Adam and Amber will attempt to do at least 30,000 strict press ups in 10 hours, instore at Sainsbury’s in Ferndown.   Why? Because they are raising funds for the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation.   John died on active service in Afghanistan and his family …

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Apr 10

Easter draws closer so let’s look at more wine

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  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the great weather continues when friends and relatives visit?  However forget the weather for a moment, what about the wine Cune Rioja 2014 Crianza Give this great wine a try. A relative used to give us Rioja when we visited yonks ago now. I rather thought it would work …

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