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A CELLULOID LOVE LETTER

Love is All is an exquisite journey through the 20th century, exploring love and courtship in all of its shapes and sizes on the silver screen across decades of unprecedented social upheaval. A perfect gift for any film lover or to wrap up warm and romance through a whirlwind of ...

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ZIPPO’S HANDY WARMER

Warm your hands quickly, even on the coldest of days with the Hand Warmer from Zippo. This compact hand warmer produces more than 10 times as much heat as most disposable warmers, allowing you to stay warm for longer. Initially designed for hunters, we’ve found it works equally as well ...

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SPEAK THE DUOLINGO

If you long to speak another language, you’re certainly not alone. Around 70 million people worldwide have already signed up to Duolingo, a free app that helps users learn a foreign language at their own pace. All you need to get started is a personal computer, tablet or smartphone with ...

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CHRIS AVIS: FACE VALUE

Chris Avis has been working on portraits of older women in their 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. A photographic exploration that reveals the power behind the female ageing process. Artist Chris Avis is searching for women in their 80s to photograph. “I try to draw out the spirit of the ...

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YVE’S BOOK REVIEW

Published in 1992, Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow by Danish writer Peter Hoeg rapidly reached the top of the charts and was arguably a forerunner of the Nordic noir genre of literature and film. The novel is dense and complex: love story, thriller and murder mystery. Its heroine, Smilla, is ...

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STIRRING STUFF: JENIUS SOCIAL

Jennifer Yong helps people connect better – not through a dating site but in her purpose built kitchen at Jenius Social where you are never too old to learn new cooking techniques. “I wanted to do something different and this fuses two of my favourite things – food and socialising,” ...

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TASTE TEST: JENIUS SOCIAL

We asked two Jenius Social attendees – Diane Armstrong, 69 and Robert d’Brass, 70 – to give us their candid opinion of a recent dessert class. Q. How did you meet each other? Diane: We met at Age UK in one of the activities we do. Generally just meet up and ...

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ARCHWAY

From local landmarks to foodie treats – discover a new spot on your doorstep, or reconnect with a refurbished favourite. It’s always been a place of change – from 1884 until WW1 there was a cable car from Archway Tavern up to Highgate, now it’s the 271 and 210 bus. ...

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GET TATTOOING

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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UNRETIREMENT

IS 75 THE NEW 65? Post-retirement age working is on the rise. Unretirement can provide you with the opportunity to do the work you’ve always wanted to do, keep you ‘in the game’ or provide a source of supplementary income. 2011 saw the removal of the compulsory retirement age. This, ...

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