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How to fill the void after recovering from an addiction

When recovering from an addiction, keeping busy is a good idea. But, keeping busy won’t necessarily fill the void. You can pick up a hobby that keeps you occupied, distracted, but there’s more to it than keeping yourself distracted. There’s a little more to it when we’re talking about actually filling the void left by addiction. You’re building a whole…

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Why Anne Boleyn fascinates me

Today is the anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s execution. She was put to death at 8.00am at the Tower of London on 19th May 1536 due to charges of adultery and incest. Just in case you aren’t aware of her, one of the most famous women in history…. Anne was Henry VIII’s second wife, the one he broke with the Catholic…

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Inexpensive ways to pamper yourself

I love a good pamper session. However, I don’t have the budget to be going to the salon for professional manicures and massages a few times a month. The good news is that it’s perfectly possible to enjoy pampering yourself without parting with a wad of cash. Here are my tips! Curl up with a film and a snack Watching…

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A manicure for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day always makes me think of pampering and there’s no better way to treat your mum than with a homemade manicure. Treat her to a polish extravaganza! It’s not long until 31st March and here are my tips for giving your mum a manicure to compete with any salon! Luxury cream I always think body lotion feels so much…

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How to fit audiobooks into your day

I’ve been using Audible for about a year now, and over that time I have gone through peaks and troughs of listening to books for several hours a week, or only finding a few minutes a month. Here’s my advice on how to fit listening audiobooks into your day. Some are more inventive than others! On a commute If you…

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Llanddwyn Island… a magical place

Llanddwyn Island (the translation is Church of Dwynwen) lies on the western side of Anglesey, off the mainland’s northwest coast. Llanddwyn is a place which appears in lists and books about 1000 places to see before you die; and having been there I can assure you that I wholeheartedly agree that you should. The island is incredibly beautiful, thanks to…

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