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Wellbeing

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Hear No Evil, See No Evil.

To my sisters constant disappointment I never know what is going on in the world.  I don't watch news programmes,  buy newspapers,  listen to the radio, subscribe to newsfeeds,  join in current affairs discussion, or choose to voice my vastly under-educated political opinion. But the fact is that we live in a fast paced, media driven society and there is  no escaping the stories tha[...]

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The Skinny Housewife.

In my dotage I am destined to be a barrell shaped, floral pinny wearing, big bosomed cuddly Grandma. Women of a certain age become elegantly slim  or, for want of a  better phrase, cushioned with love, and in my case, mayonnaise. So there is no hope for me. My fate is already sealed. But for those of you who don't fancy yourself  as a geriatric version of Ma Larkin, there is[...]

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Brocante Vapour Rub

One has a cold but one mustn't moan. Even when my nose is so red it is making small children laugh out loud and the sun is cracking the flags Never mind. Lets do something constructively puttery  instead. How about whipping up some of the BrocanteHome version of Vicks' vapour rub? INGREDIENTS 2oz Petroleum Jelly 6 Drops of Lavender Oil 6 Drops of Eucalyptus Oil 4 Drops of Camphor Oi[...]

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The True Measure of Happiness

While I am sure the rather knowing young lady in the picture above would beg to differ, I have long believed that a little bit of naughtiness goes a long way to guaranteeing happiness. But it seems the Richter scale of happiness cannot be judged on our ability to behave ourselves, but rather on how much TV we watch, because according to a study by the University of Maryland, truly happy[...]

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The True Measure of Happiness

While I am sure the rather knowing young lady in the picture above would beg to differ, I have long believed that a little bit of naughtiness goes a long way to guaranteeing happiness. But it seems the Richter scale of happiness cannot be judged on our ability to behave ourselves, but rather on how much TV we watch, because according to a study by the University of Maryland, truly happy[...]