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Autumn by Bude U3A

This was written for the U3A cookbook. Thanks to Lucille Opie for sending it in to inspire and cheer others…

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Be inspired to start blogging…

By Rob Wilcox Everyone has a voice, and everyone wants to be heard. Years ago people wrote in little books, and diaries were created. Some even became famous, like that […]

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Writing a press release…

Lots of businesses and community groups have items/news they wish to get in the press, often at a local level.  As numbers of active local reporters have dropped, then a well-written press […]

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Do you have a novel in you?

Or a short story? Or a feature? Or an article? Or a blog? Given so many people want to write, but so few actually manage to do it, I’m  running some […]

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Creative talents falling by the wayside…

It seems people are letting their creativity die, with a staggering 63 percent saying they have let their talents fall by the wayside, according to a new study. Researchers took […]

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Setting ourselves a new challenge…

Different challenges work for different people. I’m always super-impressed by Jan Wells, for example, the local lady who does a 2 minute beach clean daily just because she does and […]

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Project 333

  Well, this seems a great idea if we are trying to reduce plastic use, recycle more, and generally be more frugal in our use of the planet’s resources. Project […]

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Dear sir/madam — how to write a winning cover letter

‘Great cover letter btw’ shutterstock Alison Farrell, National University of Ireland Maynooth In his wonderful collection of correspondence, Letters of Note, editor Shaun Usher includes one from Robert Pirosh, a […]

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How to build the perfect sandcastle – according to science

Now you can do it too. Matthew Bennett, Author provided Matthew Robert Bennett, Bournemouth University Whether we prefer water sports or relaxing with a good book, the humble sandcastle is […]

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Your dog has a better memory than a chimpanzee

Claudia Uller, Kingston University Any dog owner will tell you how smart they think their dog is. What we usually think of as smartness in dogs is measured or observed […]

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