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AIR BNB HOLIDAYS: YOUR HOME FROM HOME

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Do you have a wanderlust and like the idea of staying in someone’s house rather than a hotel chain? Or would you like to earn extra cash by hosting visitors in your home. If so, Airbnb could be right for you. In just nine years, Airbnb has gone from being ...

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YVE’S BOOK CLUB

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Love and War in the Apennines by Eric Newby Newby’s account of his imprisonment in an Italian orphanage with various nationalities of prisoners including the British who insisted on retaining obdurately, but in miniature, the British class system is a vignette in itself. One of the frequently passing girls on ...

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RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARTS

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Islington Lost Trades: Special Project Did you work in an industry or in a role that no longer exists in Islington? Such as the feather or leather trade, wallpaper printing, barometer-making or a host of others. We would like to collect your stories for an exciting Heritage Lottery funded project ...

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LICK & SIP ICE LOLLY MAKER

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Tucking into a refreshing lollipop, knowing it’s packed full of the natural sweetness and good nutrients of fresh fruit, is the perfect summer indulgence. And, if you bag one of these reusable lolly makers, you can create them any time you fancy at a fraction of the price you’d pay ...

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YOUR BANK’S MOBILE APP

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All the main high street banks have apps for managing your accounts available for smartphones and tablets, and with constant innovations they are often easier to use than online banking via a web login. Security is a concern for some, but as long as you make sure your device is ...

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YVE’s BOOK CLUB

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I hope I do not insult a crime writer who, in her time, headed the Crime Writers’ Guild, if I say that it was not quite up to our usual standard but that nonetheless those who read it found the book enjoyable light reading with a credible-enough plot and a ...

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ION AUDIO MAX LP TURNTABLE

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Dust off your vinyl This is a nostalgia item with a 21st century twist. The turntable not only gives you a reason to dust off your old music collection and listen through the built-in speakers, it also lets you connect to a computer to create digital copies of your vinyl ...

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MUSICAL MEMORIES

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Islington has a tuneful past, from Sadler’s Wells to Collin’s Music Hall. Finsbury Park Empire Theatre is one such treasures that is now only kept alive in the archives. Built in 1910, the facade was in a similar design to Frank Matcham’s 1903-built Shepherd’s Bush Empire Theatre. Located at the ...

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SPOTIFY

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Spotify is an internet based music site with 20 million songs. You can search for specific songs, browse based on themes or get inspiration from different collections in discovery. Available on your computer or downloadable as an app on a smartphone or tablet. You’ll find everything from Mozart to Mick ...

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BEST FOOT FORWARD: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO WALKING

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Asking yourself ‘how much have I moved today?’ is a useful way to sense check your basic fitness. In this article, we meet up with Islington GP Dr Jo Sauvage for top tips on the simplest form of exercise… walking. “Walking is a simple, free and easy way to become ...

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LIQUID GOLD: A HIVE OF HONEY IDEAS

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A superfood, sweetener and term of endearment, honey has been used by humans for thousands of years. Thinking outside of the cereal box, we’ve found a few out-of-the-ordinary uses for this rich golden treat. One of the obvious benefits of honey is as a substitute to sugar – a deliciously ...

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NORPRO HONEY DISPENSER

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For years people have been thinking that there had to be a better way to have honey on hand and ready to dispense without having to hold that congealed container upside down, forever. Norpro has come up with the perfect answer with its Honey Dispenser that cleverly keeps the golden ...

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LINKEDIN

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The world’s largest professional networking site – with over 400 million users worldwide – isn’t just for the current work force. If you’ve retired it can still be a great way to reconnect with former colleagues or professional contacts. For people who volunteer, the organisation you’re interested in may well ...

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PURITY BY JONATHAN FRANZEN

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There was a broad alignment of opinion on most aspects of the book except its length. One view was that the text said all that needed to be said; others found some of the detail irrelevant and taxing to read. Most were agreed that Franzen is a clever if not ...

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BEE AND INSECT HOTEL

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Revitalise your traditional beekeeping practices with the addition of a Kingfisher Wooden Bee & Insect Hotel. This innovative garden gadget measures 15cm by 14cm by 16cm and will provide your local honey bees, bumble bees and all sorts of insects with an extensive base in which to nest. Moreover, a ...

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