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Feature

Interpreting Funny Cultural Miscommunications

Wanderlust and Work Starting again at 50+ Some interesting miscommunications Continuing our series from Mandy Facer on her adventures in South Korea Cycling in the countryside in the early morning was always peaceful and scenic. It also enabled me to

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Feature

Hitting the Road Once More!

Following almost 8 incredible years of intense activity and fun in Malaysia, I have now been in my beautiful home in the incredible mountains of northern Andalusia, Spain for almost 1 year, in a sleepy village called Chirivel. A year

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Culture

Comment: Japanese Women Excluded from Top Medical School

I wonder if in todays societies across the globe, whether discrimination against women, and their exclusion from various professions has simply become a way of life. I was sent this article from the UK Guardian newspaper by a Life Fusion

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Travel

Feria, Fun and Flamenco in Andalusia

Origins of Flamenco August is festival, or feria, month in Andalusia. And a great ways to celebrate and have fun is to enjoy the incredible flamenco dancing that features each year. It is not exactly clear when or where flamenco

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Well Being

Liver Cleansing Ayurvedic Style: 5-day Liver Cleanse

Why liver cleanse?   Our livers are among the most important organs in our bodies. The liver cleanses, purifies and gets rid of unwanted dross from our systems. Keeping the liver healthy and clear means that it functions well, and

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Well Being

Are Western Women Missing Out On Post-Natal Care Practices?

Cultural Traditions While I lived and worked in Malaysia, I was always intrigued (and occasionally critical) of the way both the Chinese and Indian communities provide no less than 1 month of post-partum care to women who have just given

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Culture

Giving Up the Boss!

Message from the editor As I’ve been thinking about our new series ‘Giving Up the Boss,’ I’m struck by the number of women I know who do actually work for themselves. Funnily enough quite a few are ‘mature’ women, who’ve

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Food

Chana Masala

From Queens Curry Kitchen we are delighted to bring you Chana Masala, a vegetarian dish that serves two and can be on the table in under around 20 minutes. Napur now has a book out specifically for vegans – so

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Food

Sweet Nutella Pods

Azie’s back with somehting special and fast for those with a sweet tooth. Indulge in a Nutella Pod or more! Print Nutella Pods A delicious and mouthwateringly sweet little recipe from Azie’s bakery Course Snack Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time

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Well Being

Compassion Fatigue

When helping hurts you it probably time to take stock, Linda Sage explains Compassion Fatigue

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Food

Egyptian Macaroni Bechamel

Part 1 The Macaroni and filling Print Egyptian Macaroni Bechamel Course Main Course Prep Time 30 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 1 hour Servings 4 Author Sarah Ronan Ingredients 1 lb penne macaroni 2 tbps vegetable oil 1

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Food

Chicken Broth

  A good broth provides a wholesome base for many meals. Add to casseroles, soups, or use for seasoning and simmering meats or vegetables. It can also be used as a nourishing and warming drink. Print Chicken Broth A very

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Food

Satay Sauce

  4 from 1 vote Print Satay Sauce An wonderful tasty peanut sauce for your satays Prep Time 15 minutes Servings 4 Author Umasree Ingredients 2 stalks lemon grass crushed 1 cup peanuts roast and grind coarsely 1 tbspn chilli

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Food

Cookies, Cakes, Eid and More!

As the fasting month of Ramadan draws to a close, families are eagerly awaiting the celebrations that follow. Kitchens are busy with the clatter of pots and pans, and ovens are baking supreme treats for our perfect indulgence.We love the

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Feature

The Colourful World Of Websites

In our world of fast pace, images, and movement colour has never been more important to web design. Creating a pretty dynamic and unique website is accessible to more and more people and without them having to even write a

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Food

Egyptian Fried Caulifower

  4 from 1 vote Print Egyptian Fried Caulifower Course Side Dish Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 10 minutes Total Time 20 minutes Servings 4 Author Sarah Ronan Ingredients 1 cup flour ½ tsp cumin ½ tsp coriander fresh

Food

Egyptian Bazella

Egyptian Bazella is a very traditional and simple meal to prepare. Use fresh produce wherever possible, but I always keep a few bits in my freezer just in case! Print Egyptian Bazella Very traditional Egyptian dish Prep Time 15 minutes

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Food

Egyptian Mashi

Egyptian Mashi is a favourite side dish that can accompany any meal, or be put out as a snack.   Print Egyptian Mashi Egyptian Mashi Course Snack Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Servings

Travel

Frenetic Tokyo

Having just returned from an incredible week Tokyo I was left exhausted by the frenetic pace and yet was somehow very satisfied. This was my second visit to Tokyo after nearly 20 years and it hadn’t really changed that much.

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Travel

Problem Solving or Problem Resolving

And now for a bit of common sense and brain power! Common sense, I am learning, maybe a commodity of past generations, though to be honest I did not always have a great deal of it especially when it comes

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Food

Egyptian Bamia

Egyptian Bamia, or okra, is a wonderful dish that is nourishing and filling for any time of the year, but in particular for colder weather Print Egyptian Bamia (Okra) Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 40

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Food

Add Flavour With Ginger and Garlic Paste

A secret ingredient from www.cinamonandspice.com   A little something can often add an essential flavour, or boost the flavour of a dish. I use ginger and garlic paste all the time. You can make it in moments. Freeze a little

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Food

Eygptian Goulash

A warming and satifying goulash. A pretty easy, but tasty dish for your to try. Print Egyptian Ghoulash Course Main Course Prep Time 20 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Total Time 45 minutes Servings 4 Author Sarah Ronan Ingredients 1

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Food

Egyptian Molokhia

Molokhia is an easy and fast dish to make. Possibly an acquired taste. I hated it when I first married but my husband loved it. Now it’s one of my favourite dishes. It’s very similar to spinach – a wholesome