Homoeopathy; brave new world or load of nonsense?

Over-50s put more faith in the internet than in their GP and, while many may be on prescribed meds, a vast number it seems would rather go the homeopathic route. On a rare visit to my doctor’s surgery, my GP expressed great surprise when I told her...

Losing loved ones, shedding baggage

When a family home that held up to seven people slowly whittles down to two, then ultimately just one, it’s time to downsize, but how do you go about unpicking a life spent together? About 18 months ago I lost my lovely step mum – she’d had a...

Stick with your football team forever if you’re a proper fan (even if it is run by a **** in a Bentley)

Supporting a football club is a lifelong commitment: you’ve got to stick with your team forever if you’re a proper fan, even if it is run by an overpaid bloke in a Bentley According to a poll held by the Football Association, the average...

My beloved father, planning for my future and his, and I didn’t even know it

It can feel sometimes like the worst will never happen to you, or your loved ones. But it does. How prepared are you for the financial future? My father was always a stickler for punctuality, a trait I have inherited. He thought it the greatest...

Moving on… and growing up

Moving on from married life meant a whole lot more than just repairing my feelings – I had to learn a whole new set of DIY skills too. The day I left the marital home a huge weight lifted off my shoulders – only for another one (the garden fence in...

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