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1 The Post Office, Lower Ashton, Exeter, Devon: £489,950 This charming Grade II listed home, with four bedrooms, five reception rooms and three bathrooms, comes complete...

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Kilner jars


A shelf of boxed buses. Mr Pickwick Jug and various teaware. Office chair and two boxes of inks. Sitar and clock etc. Fishing bag and accessories. A set of 19th-century oak...


The best Oddbins wines

In the 1980s Oddbins launched Australian wine in the British market with great success. In the 1990s they did it again with Chile and in the 2000s it was Greece’s turn to...


Discovering Qatar

You have to fly at least five hours away from the UK in winter if you want to bask in glorious sunshine. Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the Red Sea resorts of Egypt are always...


How to have a lovely home

Kirsty McMorron1. Follow a theme or concept throughout your home. When we work with clients, we spend time creating a concept and mood for the spaces we are designing. This...


Butler's guide to candles

To stop candles dripping, keep them in the freezer. I’m always asked how to prevent this and this is my tried and tested method. I put them in a few hours before a dinner...

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Poetic Painting

Poetic Painting

‘That’s She! The Only She! Make an honest woman of her – quick!’ So said Rudyard Kipling when he and his American wife Carrie first saw Bateman’s, their home in...


Christmas markets

A short holiday away somewhere magical in the run-up to Christmas will not only enable you to pick up some presents, but also get you in a festive frame of mind ready for...


Beautiful bacon

The beauty of bacon is in its simplicity; a pork belly cured for one week, then gently smoked with a flavourful wood for hours. It is a sublime combination of salt, smoke...


French magic

French style may have its roots deep in the sweeping tide of history, and it may often derive its glory from a distinguished past, but it is also enriched with a sense of...


REVIEW: The Keeper's House

There is only one thing more satisfying than discovering a hidden gem: discovering a hidden gem with a buzzing atmosphere. You have the feeling of being accidentally yet...

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'Lights out’ for winter?

'Lights out’ for winter?

Before moving up the coast to a wreck in East Sussex, we once had a more manageable, one-bedroom shack on the beach at Dungeness. Besides being sited on the largest area of...


Discover La Rochelle

I love bringing home souvenirs from trips abroad, and naturally, France is a great place to pick up gourmand goodies to savour. La Rochelle, capital of the...

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"BEAUTY may fade and riches be lost, but a sense of humour ripens with the years, and cannot be stolen. It remains a very real solace, and a talisman against the ills of life."

The Lady. The Invaluable Possession 2nd May, 1912
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Live-in Housekeeper in Southampton

A lovely family of 4 is looking for a live-in housekeeper. All main housekeeping duties including laundry and occasional cooking. 4 bedrooms house. The accommodation is a bedroom and a shared bathroom. 25-30 hours per week. Immediate start. Salary £250 npw


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What the stars have in store for you this week.November 21 - 27

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Q: A recent survey has revealed the Top 10 things British women would love to do but are too scared. Have you done any of the following?

Sing in public / karaoke - 10.6%
Ask for a pay rise - 6.2%
Travel or holiday alone - 27.7%
Do a naked photo-shoot - 6.2%
Get a tattoo - 3.8%
Have a bikini wax - 4.9%
Get your hair cut very short - 10.6%
Ask someone out on a date - 3.8%
Quit your job - 19%
Have cosmetic surgery - 7.3%
The voting for this poll has ended on: 13 Jun 2014 - 09:12

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