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Local lady 42 year old Geraldine Carr from Gortatleva, Claregalway has shown what it takes to lose 8 stone 7 lbs by sheer determination and willpower. Geraldine was always conscious of her weight and worried about her children being embarrassed about her weight. She was especially conscious before her daughter Siobhan started school and decided… Read more »

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Colour is an important factor in setting the scene in the home. Different combinations influence and create moods, seem to alter the proportions of a room and will help to create a particular period feel e.g. Victorian style. Vivid, bold colours tend to give a room a lively image, while pale ones create a more… Read more »

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Massage helps to boost circulation and get rid of puffiness and toxins. Massage your face every morning while you are applying your moisturiser, and feed your skin with collagen regularly. The muscles on your neck stretch down from the face towards the collarbone. Use upward sweeping strokes to discourage wrinkles, always apply moisturiser to your… Read more »

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April, the clock has gone forward and with the arrival of the long evenings our interest in the garden has been re-awakened. Trees are beginning to break into leaf and soon you will notice all the flowering cherries and flowering crabs break into bloom. Vegetable Garden You can start planting. Seed potatoes can be still… Read more »

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Some young people know at an early stage what they would like to be—a teacher, an engineer, a salesperson, a bus-driver perhaps—but there are many who have no definite ideas about the kind of work they would like to do. One of the principal needs of young people in Choosing a Career is information on… Read more »

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The style you choose should be a combination of the style of the house and your taste rather than current fashions or the previous owner’s taste. It helps if you live in a house for awhile before deciding a style or making any major structural changes. This is not always possible. You can use just… Read more »

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Welcome to a new year in the garden. Like everybody else I am looking forward to a new year and watching everything burst into life again. Gardening is a great activity to escape from the stresses of life and watch nature in its many forms—be that to see bulbs push their way through from bare… Read more »

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Purpose of tasting The purpose of tasting wine is to estimate its quality, to look at its general balance and condition, and to try to assess its maturity at the time of tasting, if possible, its future development. Notes It is most important to keep a permanent record of your tastings, and a loose leaf… Read more »

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January 15th 1910—Galway Observer The Concert was held at the Claregalway School on St. Stephen’s night. It was stated on the Bills the doors would open at 6.30pm, but long before that hour the yard was filled with people anxious to be admitted and as rain threatened the doors were thrown open at 6 o’clock… Read more »

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My first wish for this Christmas and New Year is that we won’t get the inclement weather of last year. We recorded a minus 12 frost last December and this combined with the large snow fall, killed a lot of plants outright in peoples gardens. Plants such as Olerias, Pittosporums, Ceanothus, Cordylines, Escallonia, Griselinia were… Read more »

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Carpets, floor, and wall coverings have a big impact on a room, but often people pick their carpet last. The walls are painted and the furniture bought before consideration is given to the carpet, which makes it more difficult to get it to match the rest of the room. You should consider every part of… Read more »

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Osteoporosis is a condition characterised by low bone mass, with a consequent increase in the bone fragility and therefore susceptibility to fracture. The condition has now become a well-recognised public health problem. With the population becoming older the problems associated with bone fracture in the elderly are set to rise. Bone Bone is a living… Read more »

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