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You Need This In Your Kitchen More Than Your Partner

Any expat knows how it is to live in a temporary apartment so small you could barely swing a hamster in it. The kitchen is generally small, ill equipped (three tin openers but no corkscrew ring any bells?) and hard to navigate. And then there came…. The Thermomix weighs, chops, blends, mixes, grinds, grates, cooks, steams, whisks, kneads and takes…
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Job Vacancy : Holiday Relaxation

I just got back from a week of sunshine, mojito and pool lounging. We stayed at a fabulous resort in Turkey which bills itself as heaven on earth and judging by our time there, they are not far wrong. Heaven it may be, and for a sloth like me it’s pretty relaxing. Nevertheless, holidays are not relaxing experiences perse. If you’ve got…
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A Chemistry Lesson For Your Skin

Aged 16 I flunked my chemistry exams. If our lessons had focused on dermatology however, I might be a Nobel prize winning chemist by now. My bathroom cabinet is a veritable skincare laboratory and after years of practice I’ve learnt more about science from my toner than my teachers. Having said that, the label mumbo jumbo can get a little too much and the term…
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Fancy a nationality swap?

Fancy swapping nationalities this month? I’m considering Canadian – modest, understated and cool. Or Switzerland – safe, pacifistic and beautiful. Or Tuvaluan – a nationality hardly anyone has heard of, belonging to a country which will disappear anyway if sea levels continue to rise. Because I’m rather bored of being British right now. Or rather I’m fed up of being held up for Brexit, Gibraltar, the Falklands and pretty much…
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The Hotel That Doesn’t Let You Check Out

Last year I changed my holiday routine. After years of adventurous travel to remote lands, travel has been an escape, an experience, something new and exciting. From bling bling hotels in the city (‘circular disco bath anyone? There’s room for six…’) to eco resorts accessible only by foot or helicopter, from private palaces to public houses, I have always sought something a little different. In…
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