Did you see my post about my 12 monthly challenges? I’m not doing traditional New Year’s resolutions this year, I’m choosing 12 mini challenges to do each month in 2019. Each month I’ll do something like go running everyday for a month, do yoga everyday for a month, keep a journal everyday etc etc. You can read the full list here: 12 months of challenges for a better 2019 I decided to go with no TV for January. Now I’m not suggesting that watching TV is a bad thing and when I tell people about it they seem to think I’m judging them for watching TV. I’m really not! My problem with TV is the fact that I watch it mindlessly. Sam and I have a little routine each evening where we put the kids to bed, tidy the house, make dinner and then sit down and watch TV. It’s a nice routine; it’s comforting, it’s easy and it’s relaxing but I often find myself sitting in front of the TV for 2-3 hours each evening watching … [Read more...] about Challenge 1: What happened when I quit TV for a month?
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“But how can you have a son if you were never married?”, the woman behind the glass asked. I stared at her, took a deep breath, and with an unparalleled sense of incredulity thought to myself: 'What exactly am I going to have to explain to this woman?' "Allow me to expound: when a man and a woman love each other very much, or even when they don’t, sometimes they engage in premarital intercourse. That good old-fashioned sexy time, marriage certificate or not, can still lead to a baby." Of course I didn’t say that, nor should I have had to – because why would I ever divulge my sexual past at a passport office? It was at the Benevento police headquarters, or the Questura as it is called in Italy, that my lifestyle choices were being examined, all in the name of a simple passport renewal – a process that, I soon discovered, isn’t quite so straightforward. FOR MEMBERS: How to become Italian: A guide to getting citizenship Photo: … [Read more...] about ‘Why Italian law said I had to get my ex’s permission to renew my passport’
Never has there been so much interest in information around exchanging a British driving licence for a French one. That's down to the UK government issuing a warning notice to Brits in France and around Europe about the possibility that their British driving licences will no longer be valid in France, if there is no Brexit agreement between London and the EU. One way around this of course is to simply take the step of exchanging a British licence for a French one, which shouldn't in theory be too much of a problem, although for some there are snags. (Scroll down to read about the problems The Local France's editor had exchanging his licence) The government's warning notice also alerted Brits to the fact that if they want to change their licence then they should really do it right now because after March 2019 they may no longer be able to and may have to undergo a driving test in France in order to get a new licence. All this is if there is no deal of course. But exchanging your … [Read more...] about Exchanging your British driving licence for a French one: What you need to know
Cathy Free, The Washington Post Published 6:17 am PST, Friday, November 23, 2018 A daughter who thought her something was wrong with her elder mother's diagnosis of sepsis contacted a mobile phlebotomist for a blood sample. It saved her life. 10 worst states for senior citizens in America >>> less A daughter who thought her something was wrong with her elder mother's diagnosis of sepsis contacted a mobile phlebotomist for a blood sample. It saved her life. 10 worst states for senior citizens in America ... more Photo: LPETTET/Getty Images/iStockphoto Photo: LPETTET/Getty Images/iStockphoto Image 1 of / 14 Caption Close Image 1 of 14 A daughter who thought her something was wrong with her elder mother's diagnosis of sepsis contacted a mobile phlebotomist for a blood … [Read more...] about Doctors said she was dying. She just needed bananas
By Annie Vainshtein Updated 12:16 pm PST, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Participants take part in a cuddle party and give each other shoulder rubs at a home in Marina Del Rey, CA on Monday, November 25, 2013. Participants take part in a cuddle party and give each other shoulder rubs at a home in Marina Del Rey, CA on Monday, November 25, 2013. Photo: Digital First Media/Orange Count/Digital First Media Via Getty Im Yoni Alkan, a certified Cuddlist and a Cuddle Party facilitator, cuddles with a client. Yoni Alkan, a certified Cuddlist and a Cuddle Party facilitator, cuddles with a client. Photo: Stephen Johnson A scene from a Cuddle Party in San Francisco, Calif. A scene from a Cuddle Party in San Francisco, Calif. Photo: Yoni Alkan Participants take part in a cuddle party at a home … [Read more...] about I cuddled with strangers at a Cuddle Party, San Francisco’s latest wellness trend