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Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat – A Fab Lake District Holiday

Read about our relaxing family holiday at Keswick Reach Lodge Retreat in The Lake District.…

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A Stress-Free Start To Our Holiday With Holiday Extras

Maddie, her partner and 6 year old son used Holiday Extras for a hotel and…

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Real Eye Openers

Puffiness, dark circles, drooping lids and crow’s feet…. they’re common beauty bugbears staring some of us in the mirror. So it’s no surprise that one study found 73% of women say changing the appearance of their eyes is top priority…

Dire Straits for People with Parkinson’s Disease

Music Therapy can help people with all sorts of brain injuries and conditions. Music is the emergency generator that has the power to reboot the brain following a catastrophic injury head injury, tumour or stroke.  Eminent music therapy professor Dr…

The Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation is an ancient Eastern practice which remains highly beneficial to our lives today.  It’s a simplistic idea and does not clash with any beliefs or traditions; rather, it’s a way of being.  Mindfulness meditation is an ability for…

Amsterdam – The Perfect Weekend City Break

An introduction to the city of Amsterdam.  In our opinion, one of the best city breaks in Europe! Choosing a weekend city break can be really hard when you’re confronted by so much choice nowadays.  As air travel networks expand…

Martinhal Quinta – Time to Switch Off

A couple of years ago we visited a little corner of Portugal to have an Indian-summer break away from it all and found the perfect retreat in Martinhal Quinta. Why, when a plane is parked at the far western extreme…

Mary Berry’s Chocolate Cake

Everyone loves chocolate cake, don’t they? What’s not to love?  And if you’re going to make (and eat) a chocolate cake then where better to go for the recipe than to Mary Berry herself! Mary Berry’s Chocolate Cake Recipe is…

What is the Menopause?

It’s a fact of life that we’re born, we die and in between, if we’re women, we’ll go through the menopause. The menopause or ‘the change’ doesn’t just happen overnight unfortunately and for some women it can mean years and…