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Autumn of Life!

Autumn of Life!

It is now time to be aware of the seasonal change as we move from Summer into Autumn which can happen imperceptibly. The end of a season and a new one begins just as in life, when we move from childhood to adulthood and then retirement. What's next? Like autumn, midlife is our season of harvest. These are our peak ...

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Reap What You Sow . . .

Reap What You Sow . . .

When haymaking and 'making hay whilst the sun shines' requires rapid action to take advantage of the good weather when it's available. Harvesting is the process of gathering a ripe crop from the fields. Reaping is the cutting of grain or pulse for harvest. Let's see if we can harvest and reap good things this month. ...

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This is Our Song!

This is Our Song!

Another month gone by, but don't let that get to you. The birdsong can still be heard in the trees and the bushes of our local countryside, a sound of joy and beauty. Remember, singing is good for the soul. Try it and see what you sound like! Does singing make us happy? YES! Singing releases endorphins, the ...

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Special People And Places

Special People And Places

Lieutenant Fester and his crew who dropped Violette by parachute behind enemy lines on the night of 7/8 June 1944 The month of June. A special time of the year when we can start to enjoy life as the summer weather begins. Special times and memories are what we remember from our childhood summers, the special people ...

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Blind Sided

Blind Sided

It's surprising the unexpected encounters that happen each day in the street with people! Take a look at this month's 'People Profile' to meet someone we bumped into recently. Sometimes things happen in life, when we are not expecting them, which take us by surprise. They hit us from behind, from the 'blind side'. ...

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Diamond Days

Diamond Days

Those born during the month of April have one of the most regal and desired gems as the April birthstone is Diamond. Today, birthstones are given as gifts in the form of birthstone jewellery, rings, necklaces and earrings have a special meaning to those who wear it. People also love birthstones because of their ...

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New Life . . .

New Life . . .

Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers, fertility and spring protected the early blossoms. She was generally represented as a beautiful maiden, garlanded with flowers. Her name is derived from the Latin word 'floris' meaning flower. Just coming out of the dark nights and deadness of winter, we see the beginnings of ...

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From The Heart

From The Heart

© Chris Flood, Pair of Swans on the Wey-Arun Canal Life! It's all about passion. What is it that drives us to get up in the morning? Going to work, achieving, falling in love with something or someone who we just click with and see stars in our eyes. Follow your heart! Our heart is such a vital part of our ...

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New Beginnings . . .

New Beginnings . . .

The Woman of The Year Awards 2018 winner, Hannah Bradbury (left) after losing 7 stone working with Vikki Mangan - Rose 2019 has arrived, are we all ready to go and grab hold of life and what it has to offer us? Take a look at how you could start afresh and create a new path for your own life. A new year means ...

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The Gifts of Christmas

The Gifts of Christmas

'Father Christmas finished early this year!' - Illustration by Richard Johnston It's that time of year again, where we think about Christmas day, the presents to buy for one another, the big food shop and of course, the Christmas tree. As credit cards and cash go into meltdown, it's important to remember what ...

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