An apple a day...

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

Ireland’s first National Bramley Week, which is organised by the Irish Apple Growers’ Association in conjunction with Bord Bia, takes place from November 10 to 16.

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The gift of sound and silence

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

Do you sometimes long for stillness and relief from the busyness of daily life? Are you looking for tools to become more balanced and to nourish your deeper self? Are you interested in creativity as a way to foster community? If the answer is yes, then you should treat yourself to a workshop called Awakening to the Gift of Sound and Silence which will take place on November 22 from 10am to 5pm in Lough Lannagh Holiday Village, Castlebar.

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Fitness challenge in Slovenia

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

Fundraisers throughout Mayo are being asked to sign up to a week-long Slovenia Adventure Challenge in June 2009 for Ireland’s only centre for blind children.

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Fashion EXPO in Ballina

Fri, Nov 07, 2008

Ballina Chamber in association with Bourgeois Paris is holding the second Mayo Fashion EXPO on Thursday November 13 in the Ramada Hotel Ballina at 7pm.

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Are stress and illness blocking your energy, health, life and well-being?

Fri, Oct 31, 2008

At one time or another in our lives, people of all ages experience stress – it is part and parcel of everyday living and can be an appropriate reaction to some situations. The adrenaline released by stress helps us to respond quickly in dangerous situations, but if we are unable to switch off this state of high alert we can put excessive strain on our bodies. This leads to anxiety, sleeplessness, recurring headaches and many other symptoms.

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Winter comfort with a blankie!

Fri, Oct 31, 2008

The Blankie is back with a gorgeous new colour palette for autumn/winter 2008 on sale in High Tide, The Quay, Westport. Wonderful for warming up the winter months without worrying about your heating bill or your carbon footprint, the Blankie lap duvet has won many admirers for its convenient size, top-quality feather and down filling, and its beautiful colours.

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Let your smile sparkle

Fri, Oct 31, 2008

A bright, healthy smile can be the ultimate showstopper and it’s important to make the most of it. Oral-B Vitality has teamed up with Max Factor make up artist Kate Conkey for the ultimate insider tips on how to get your make-up working for your smile, not against it:

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Wild and Wonderful

Fri, Oct 31, 2008

Since it’s Hallowe’en this evening you’re probably braced for the patter of tiny feet beneath a panoply of fearsome costumes and the piping of tiny voices shrilly demanding “trick or treat, trick or treat”. While trick or treating is a relatively recent tradition that in its current form has come across the Atlantic, there are many other customs relating to Hallowe’en – or All Hallows Eve – that have fallen out of favour over the years.

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You and your wardrobe

Fri, Oct 24, 2008

We torture our clothes. A handful of you maintain very organised wardrobes (you know who you are), but many people feel satisfied if they can just get the item on a hanger and stuck back somewhere in the wardrobe rather than languishing over a chair or, worse, thrown on the floor. Want to add a little sanity to your life and preserve your clothes at the same time? Then let's talk hangers!

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Wild and Wonderful

Fri, Oct 24, 2008

This is the time of year when berries really come into their own. It wasn’t a good year for blackberries – too much rain and not enough sun – but they are well past it by now. (You should never, in any case, pick blackberries after Michaelmas (September 29) because, as I was told as a child, on Michaelmas eve the devil goes around busily spitting on them.) The rowan berries are on the way out, but hawthorns are adorned with masses of jewel-like dark red berries, tiny snowballs are appearing on the snowberry, and the holly is already looking Christmassy.

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Help for men at Mayo Holistic

Fri, Oct 24, 2008

There is very little doubt that most men over 40 visit the toilet nightly, frequently going twice, three times or more often most nights. The bladder-bursting feeling can affect all men very badly. Some people may say that it’s usually put down to getting older, and “sure there’s not much I can do about it”, however, Kieran at Mayo Holistic has news for you, as there is a simple solution to this problem waiting for you at MayoHolistic.com.

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Step fitness and abdominal classes

Fri, Oct 24, 2008

Step and abdominal classes held at the Quay National School, Ballina are designed to burn fat and tone all areas of the body.

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