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The Power of a Nap

The Power of a Nap

Everyone knows the benefits of a good night’s sleep. I, for one am a huge advocate of sleep over medication, I’m no medic but, rightly or wrongly, the slightest hint of an illness and a hot bath and an inviting pillow is the preferred choice over the popping of a pill or a teaspoon of an unpleasant concoction on “doctor’s orders”
Is a Book Club a Female Thing ?

Is a Book Club a Female Thing ?

What Is a Book Club?

“A book club is a reading group, usually consisting of a number of people who read and talk about books based on a topic or an agreed-upon reading list. It's common for book clubs to choose a specific book to read and discuss at the same time. Formal book clubs meet on a regular basis at a set location. Most book clubs meet monthly in order to give members time to read the next book. Book clubs can be focused on literary critique or on less academic topics. Some book clubs are focused on a certain genre, such as romance or horror. There are even book clubs dedicated to a particular author or series. Whatever reading material you prefer, if you can't find a book club for it why not think about starting your own?” (ThoughtCo)

It's Good for the Garden

It's Good for the Garden

Yesterday we experienced the hottest day of the year with temperatures in Cambridge reaching 38.1°C which is the second time temperatures have surpassed 100 Fahrenheit in the UK. We love to talk about the weather and so it is refreshing that such extreme heat did take the focus away from Brexit and put the weather firmly back in pole position as an opening conversational topic, for a day at least.