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Articles all about our country, your favourites like food, wine, family, your home, gardening, retirement living and yes, something about pets also.

Avocado – The Fruit of Paradise

In 1672 William Hughes, a physician to King Charles II, described it as "one of the most rare and pleasant fruits... It nourisheth and strengtheneth the body, corroborating the spirits and procuring lust exceedingly."

Keen As Mustard

The seeds I had found were brown mustard seeds or Brassica juncea, more potent than the white, that is sometimes called yellow, Sinapis alba; these two between them providing nearly all commercial mustard.

Health Columnist

Noeline Levinson qualified as an Alexander Technique teacher in June 1990. Noeline has been teaching privately for the past 21 years and has taught a variety of people from all types of performers, to people who work in companies and sit all day in front

Teen Suicide

It's a sad thought that our dear country has this kind of history that keeps repeating itself, but there are definitely some sound ways parents and relatives can make the growing up years a little easier.

Over-Mastered

All right! I give in! Only no more, please, no more! It's not that I don't enjoy cooking programmes, I do and have loved them since the days of Philip Harben…sorry, New Zealand…Graham Kerr; it's just the endless MasterChefs.

Keep Safe

More injuries happen at home than at work, on the road, or while playing sport. The good news is, with just a few simple changes, you can make your home a safer place for you, your family and visitors.