CAN having an open relationship really save a stale marriage? Thanks to new BBC1 drama Wanderlust, polyamory – taking more than one lover – has become a hot topic. The racy show has had bored couples squirming on their sofas as they watch Toni Collette play sexually frustrated wife Joy. Episode one saw her tell her hubby Alan (Steven Mackintosh) that she wants to have sex with other people. And in real life, studies show 48 per cent of men and 30 per cent of women would also consider it. Amy Jones talked to readers about their polyamorous adventures. Wanderlust's Joy and Alan struggle with sex in show's raunchy opening scene ‘Chat around table about seeing other men was terrifying’ WHEN author Anita Cassidy, 42, told her husband of seven years Marc, 47, that she wanted to see other people, he reluctantly agreed. The couple, who have two children, then embarked on an open relationship. Ultimately, their marriage couldn’t survive but Anita says she … [Read more...] about Meet the couples who spice up their lives with polyamorous adventures like Toni Collette’s Joy in BBC drama Wanderlust
Meeting people is easy
THE next meeting of the Northallerton and District Breathe Easy group takes place on Thursday, April 10, in the recreation hall at the Friarage Hospital from 2 - 4pm. The group is run by volunteers with support from the respiratory nurses and offers help and support to enable patients living in Hambleton and Richmondshire to cope with the feelings of loneliness and isolation that can be part of living with lung disease. “It also helps carers through support and education.“One in seven people in the UK is affected by lung disease whether it’s from mild asthma or to lung cancer,” said Tony Teasdale, chairman of the group.“Breathe Easy is a friendly self help group offering people the opportunity to access up to date information as well as providing opportunities for social contact and fun which many people lose once they begin to have problems.“If you suffer or know anyone who suffers from breathing problems then please come along. Our meetings are … [Read more...] about Meeting of Breathe Easy group
With more than 30 years of high-level retail experience under his belt, in 2006 Pat Kelly made a life-changing decision: to captain his own ship. Today, his company OutdoorLiving.ie boasts one of the world’s most extensive ranges of quality outdoor furniture and garden accessories, spanning everything from greenhouse and barbecues to bean bags and garden heaters. Kelly and his family-led team now employ 30 sales people and continue to grow their reputation as a ‘one-stop shop’ for the Irish garden owner. “Outdoor living is the best living” is the company mantra. Natural growth “We started out by selling garden paving and bricks in the main,” Kelly tells The Sunday Business Post, “but evolved into leisure items for the garden, such as greenhouses, heaters and artificial grass.” Kelly says that customer tastes have changed in line with his company’s evolution. “Where once we had significant demand for cast aluminium garden … [Read more...] about Summertime, and the Outdoor Living is easy
A new English Country Dancing Class is opening soon at ‘EveryBody’s Dance, Fitness Hair & Beauty Centre’ at Campoamor. Organiser, Pip Shail, said the idea is to have a drop-in class where people can exercise, have fun and meet people. ‘The dances are very easy and there are no steps to learn as I give instructions all the way through, all you need is a pair of comfortable, soft-soled shoes to dance in.’ Live music for the dances will be provided by Pip’s husband, Mike, who plays the melodeon, and other friends. In between dances, refreshments are available – tea, coffee, soft drinks, cake and snacks – at reception. The charge is €2 per session and the first class will be from 3pm – 4.30pm on Thursday 12 April 2018. For more details of this class contact Pip on 633 084406 or Jean on 634 375072 or e-mail [email protected] For details of ‘Everybody’s’ go to … [Read more...] about Exercise, Have Fun and Meet People!
It may be known for its disadvantages as well as its perks but the number of Uber users in Cardiff is continuing to grow. To find out what it’s really like to be a self-employed driver working with the company we asked one driver to spill the beans. The driver we spoke to has worked for Uber for 18 months and wanted to remain anonymous. How does it work? Uber works exactly the same as other big taxi companies in that its drivers self-employed and pick the hours and days they work each week. Prices, however, are calculated by the Uber app, with surges calculated by a computer algorithm based on demand. In his case our Uber driver can usually be seen driving through the night on a Friday and Saturday, clocking up an average of 40 hours per week. But while it comes with more freedom than a typical job, Uber drivers also do not get holiday time or benefits such as sick pay. Uber drivers really do know the fastest route Like all other taxis, Uber drivers must first get a licence … [Read more...] about This is what it’s like to work as an Uber driver in Cardiff