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SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE

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If music be the food of love, playlist on. Playlists tell stories. And stories are the foundation of our identity. Be it a wedding reception, barbecue or birthday celebration, there is invariably an accompanying soundtrack that its creator hopes will have a profound effect on the audience – making a ...

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GROUP GOOFS & GAFFES

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Feel a little insecure about breaking into groups? It could never be worse than breaking wind in front of the Queen. One of the weirder traits humans have is the ability to be deeply unnerved by situations or contexts that many others would find utterly mundane. There are many examples ...

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THE GLOVES ARE OFF

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Seconds out, Round 2 of the fight to win a place on the Drovers Activity list. In a previous column, I made a compelling, if somewhat misguided argument for the inclusion of a new and exciting Get Together on the Drovers Centre’s list of activities. I thought it would be ...

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APPY DAYS

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When the wife is away, on the iPad iPlay. I love it when my wife goes out for the day. Not because I’m glad to see the back of my bundle of joy – although I must admit that is an unexpected pleasure – but because I have a passion. ...

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WAR OF THE ROSES

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A spring chicken braves the botanical battleground armed with pruning shears, trowel and lashings of back rub. My Dad ruined gardening for me. While you may associate the wonders of springtime with the smell of freshly mown grass and fragrant flowers, my scent associations are a mix of menthol, camphor, ...

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CONFIDENCE TRICK

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Never Be Afraid of Anything Again (Including Shark Attacks). Really? I used to be relatively confident. I distinctly remember giving a speech at my daughter’s wedding which – sweaty palms and cotton mouth aside – I managed to plough through without having to imagine everyone else in the room naked. ...

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GET TATTOOING

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Doing a tattoo can’t be that hard, can it? Our mystery writer is on the look out for volunteers. Tattoos are big business, apparently. After recently meeting a few friends at the Exmouth Arms for lunch, I took a stroll along Exmouth Market and happened upon a crowded tattoo parlour ...

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