The Library at Cedars Village, Chorleywood

  • When's the Right Time… to Rightsize 18 May 18

    I’m a fan of a fashion blog written by super-stylish Penny Kocher (a woman with a magpie eye for a bargain), in which she records how she puts together incredible outfits for all the glamorous... Read More

  • Healthy Challenge 4 May 18

    How does your job make you feel? Does it bring healthy challenges? Do you feel valued and appreciated, and confident that you make a difference? Or do you feel trapped and miserable, aware of a huge... Read More

  • The End of the Road? 6 Apr 18

    When St Pancras International announced it was to run a series of special events, exhibitions and installations leading up to the station’s official 150th birthday this October, the programme was... Read More

  • Love and Marriage… 26 Jan 18

    For Jane Austen, it was a truth universally acknowledged that marriage was the end goal. Her heroes and heroines might have dilly-dallied on their way up the aisle, but there was never any doubt... Read More

  • Declutter Your Life 29 Dec 17

    I send my car for its annual MOT and service in late December: a chance to get it checked as the year draws to a close, and to ensure any problems are dealt with as a new one begins. Even if it... Read More

  • Animal Rescue 15 Dec 17

    New Hope was founded in 1990 by two self-styled ‘ordinary house-wives’, Janet Hosier and Sheila Meaning, who saw the many people sleeping rough around St Mary’s Church in the centre of Watford... Read More

  • Keepers of the Law 3 Nov 17

    It was King Richard I (1157-1199) who came up with the idea of ‘keepers of the law’ to uphold the rules of the land. Little did he imagine that, 850 years later, the concept would still be... Read More

  • Choosing Life in the Slower Lane 20 Oct 17

    They may be able to whip up a soufflé, talk to gorillas, top the charts, win a BAFTA and offend half the country respectively, but there’s one thing that Marco Pierre White, Sir David Attenborough... Read More

  • The Tyranny of the Ticking Clock 20 Oct 17

    I turned 30 recently. Soon afterwards, a relative enquired cheerfully: ‘So, have you just decided not to have children?” Married for several years, established in my career and healthy, the... Read More

  • All the Fun of the Folk 22 Sep 17

    Folk arts have seen a massive resurgence in recent years, with bands such as Mumford and Sons making singalongs with a fiddle ‘cool’, and a wealth of festivals celebrating all-things-folk... Read More

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