3 November 2018. At six I wake in the box room bedroom at my grandparents that I’ve claimed as my own since coming to Cheshunt as a baby. Suddenly I’m 51: this is the last time I’ll ever sleep in this three-bed former council house on an estate on London’s northern edge. My paternal granddad Leslie died in 2014 and for over a year my nan Eileen has languished in a care home with worsening dementia, which means never again will she return to the house that for all those decades was the family home. After my grandfather returned from war, he, Nan and my infant father moved into a two-bed semi on a large estate being built for heroes called Bury Green: one of Nan’s ways to make ends meet was to clean the newly completed houses after the workmen had finished, walking the plank across muddy foundations, my father in her arms. When a larger, three-bed place came up further in they moved, the neighbours mucking in with hand carts. Empty houses are … [Read more...] about To remember times past, I took a trip down memory lane – literally
What kind of teas can i drink while pregnant
MEGHAN Markle has been “banned” from the rainforest on her first major international tour to avoid the threat of the Zika virus to her unborn baby. The pair's 16-day tour that will take them to Australia as well as Fiji and Tonga where the virus is a “moderate” risk on both islands. The Duchess of Sussex will not join the Duke of Sussex as he treks in the rainforest in Fiji, as reported in the Daily Mirror. Instead she will go for tea with the British High Commissioner. It comes after the duchess sought medical advice about the risk of the Zika virus on Fiji and Tonga ahead of their Australia tour, a palace spokesperson confirmed. Kensington Palace confirmed yesterday that the Duchess of Sussex is pregnant. The couple married in May and are currently in Australia on their first overseas tour, which later this month will see them visit the Fiji capital Suva and then on to Tonga. It's recommended that pregnant women do not travel to areas affected by the Zika … [Read more...] about Pregnant Meghan Markle ‘banned’ from jungle on Royal tour to avoid ‘head shrinking’ Zika virus that infects unborn babies
FALLEN asleep in the sun, or simply forgotten to slap on the sun cream before you soaked up the rays? Whatever the reason for your pink complexion, here's how long it'll take to heal and some tips and tricks to ease sunburn quickly. How do I relieve sunburn fast? You've just clocked that you've overdone it and are keen to combat your sunburn ASAP. According to the NHS, there are a few things you can do to help relieve your symptoms immediately after getting burnt. These include: Cooling your skin by having a cold bath or shower, sponging it with cold water, or holding a cold flannel to it Using lotions containing aloe vera to soothe and moisturise your skin Drinking plenty of fluids to cool you down and prevent dehydration Taking painkillers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol to relieve pain (but don't give aspirin to children under 16) How long does sunburn take to go away? It may start to peel after a few days, but will usually fully heal within a week. In severe cases, you may … [Read more...] about How do I relieve sunburn fast, how long does it take to go away and what is good to help it heal?
Plymouth is full of inspirational people who go above and beyond in their respected fields. From local mums, hair stylists, and charity workers, to multi-million pound business owners, Olympic athletes and war heroes, there are so many people who deserve recognition. They embody everything that is great about our city - and they deserve to be celebrated. That's why today we have chosen to shine a light on all of those who we feel YOU need to know about. This list is in no particular order, because none of these remarkable people are more important than any other. Jennifer and Ellie Brunt Kind-hearted Jennifer Brunt, 23, and her little sister Ellie, 12, left 25 kind notes around the city centre over the space of 24 hours in an incredible series of random acts of kindness. They placed the notes in shops, cafes, a busker’s hat and even dished one out to a traffic warden, so he could give it out instead of a parking ticket. The pair have been involved in other great activities, … [Read more...] about The Happy List: 100 people who make us proud to be from Plymouth
Ramadan – the month during which Muslims around the world alter their daily routines and unite in fasting from dawn till dusk – begins this week. For the next 30 days, Muslims will refrain from eating or drinking for 18 to 19 hours each day (depending on where in the world they are) and will aim to pray abundantly and give more money than usual to charity. I have been partaking in Ramadan for almost a decade, so I’ve persevered through the many hungry hours and have become accustomed to the “Ramadan routine”. As the years go by, and the fasting day becomes longer, the weeks in the line-up to Ramadan are spent (attempting to) physically prepare for the long days and short nights ahead. There are multiple ways in which people like me prepare. We might, for instance, cut out one meal or snack in the day, get a sufficient amount of sleep, drink more water than usual, stock up the cupboards to avoid having to walk through the Lidl bakery section, or warn work … [Read more...] about As a millennial Muslim, these are the preparations I’ve been making for Ramadan – from limiting Instagram time to reconnecting with family