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Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2013’

Red Nose On Everest

Remembering Everest 2013

On May 19th Daniel Hughes became the first person to conduct a live broadcast from the summit of Mount Everest. His mother Mary tells JANE SLADE how she followed his journey Daniel Hughes, an airline pilot, climbed to the top of Mount Everest almost exactly 60 years after the mountain was first conquered by Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay. However Daniel’s ascent was an incredibly high-tech …

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Remembering Everest 1953

On the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest, Sally Nesbitt, the daughter of Lord Hunt who led the expedition, talks to JANE SLADE about how the momentous feat defined family life in Powys and Henley-on-Thames. Sally Nesbitt was just 12 years old when her father, Sir John Hunt, later Lord Hunt, led the 1953 Everest Expedition that enabled Edmund Hillary and …

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Exclusive living in Windsor

Windsor is the perfect spot for relocating retirees who want to be near the airport and good transport links to London A new development of six three-bedroom homes in Windsor, Royal Berkshire is attracting interest from retirees who want easy access out of town and also live in a desirable location close to local amenities. But for one couple, Patricia and Philip …

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Divorce in later life – how to afford it

Finance expert JULIE HUTCHISON advises how to plan your finances if you are going through a divorce Divorce among the over 50s has virtually doubled over the past 10 years* and while the actress Penelope Keith argued last week that older divorced women were to blame for pushing up house prices and should try to stay married, this is not always possible. Divorce is …

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Sunken Rose Garden At Castle Village

Gardeners thrive at retirement village

LOUISE MIDGLEY meets a happy band of residents who have formed an active gardening group at their retirement village in Hertfordshire. If there is one thing more pleasurable than gardening on your own, it has to be gardening with a companion. You can whizz through borders and bounce ideas off each other while making plans for creative new projects. The residents of …

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iPhone – extend the camera capabilities

NEIL MACKICHAN is impressed with a neat little gadget that provides three different lenses for the iPhone 4 and 5. Recently I returned to the Apple fold having left it when my contract for my iPhone 3G expired. Although I was happy enough with my HTC phone, I was even happier when I got my new iPhone 5. One of my …

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The Course At Apes Hill

Retire to a golf resort in the Caribbean

The traditional playground of the rich and infamous has a host of ritzy golf destinations writes PETER SWAIN. Barbados leads the field, but other islands like St Kitts and Nevis have plenty to offer. As a tropical destination in which to hone your game between ice-cold rum punches, the Caribbean is difficult to beat. Ian Fleming, Princess Margaret and Noel Coward loved …

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Helen Lederer – why I am feeling the fear at 58

Comedienne Helen Lederer talks to JANE SLADE about the shock of becoming an empty nester and why she still needs to work as hard as ever Helen Lederer is a very funny woman. She is also delightfully self-effacing and unlike many women of her vintage has acquired a ‘what’s the worst thing that can happen’ attitude. Talking about her performance on ITV’s celebrity diving show …

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Revive your old black and white or colour negatives

Do you have a box of photographs stuffed away in the attic or under the stairs along with masses of old negatives with no photos to go with them? Well now there is a way of scanning your negatives relatively easily into digital images on your computer so you can store them on your desktop. Honestech’s Film Scan & Save is a  fast and efficient way of …

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Fiskars Tools

Getting a handle on gardening tools

Tools that are tailored to your needs make light work of an arduous job and frees up time to do the tasks you enjoy says LOUISE MIDGLEY. Struggling with a blunt pair of loppers or wrestling with shears that have seen better days takes all the joy out of gardening and leaves you tired and frustrated. Furthermore, a change in …

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