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Childfree and Proud pt. 1 – Mombies, daddicts and me

Childfree and Proud pt. 1 – Mombies, daddicts and me

Feminism, Investigations, Society, Specials
“I have been called a mutant and told that I lack the maternal gene” Jena, 32, lives a pretty normal life and considers her family complete without kids playing around her house. A few years ago, she even paid for her husband’s vasectomy as a gift when they got married and never looked back. Kirsty went through a similar process by getting a sterilisation first and, more recently, a total hysterectomy (a procedure that has the uterus and ovaries removed). For these two women, the word “doubt” never existed in their vocabularies despite being looked down on whenever they expressed their ideas in public.     “You will change your mind when it’s your own” seems to be the most common response women and men tend to get when the kids subject arise in family gathe
Summer winter wonderlands

Summer winter wonderlands

Featured, Lifestyle, Travel, World
When temperatures drop, trips abroad made by UK residents soar. Here are three Southeast Asian travel destinations for a warmer winter. Bleak skies, drizzly winds, occasional bouts of snow — winters in London are always cold and rainy, with the temperatures in December and January averaging between a high of nine degrees and a low of five degrees. With trees shedding their autumn leaves and the afternoon sun beginning to dip earlier, the realisation that winter is settling over London pushes many to make holiday plans abroad. Yvonne Hobden, Head of Retail Marketing at Flight Centre, told Voice of London: "At Flight Centre we know that winter holiday preferences vary from city breaks to sunshine holidays the whole family can enjoy. As the winter holiday season is now upon us, our
Your weekend break awaits: Lisbon

Your weekend break awaits: Lisbon

Lifestyle, Travel
It's hard to not fall in love. Named as one of Europe's oldest cities, there's a certain charm about the city of seven hills. Rich in history, Lisbon takes you back in time with its old trams and cobbled alleyways, lined with family-run restaurants and crumbling buildings. Despite a few architectural similarities to San Francisco, Lisbon is like no other. Whether you're looking for a relaxed weekend break, a food trip or to soak in the dance scene, this city is the place to be. You'll want to get in line at Pasteis de Belém for some of the best pastel de natas the city has to offer, eat seafood at an authentic local restaurant, and party the next away with revellers at the riverside clubs. With temperatures at 16 and 17 degrees, there's not a better place to be than at the edge
Beautiful Christmas photos of London and Where to take them

Beautiful Christmas photos of London and Where to take them

Christmas, Culture, Lifestyle, Travel
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in London. Find out how your Instagram page can too. We looked back at the English summer through photos of Cornwall beaches, now it's time to count the days until Christmas. London takes Christmas makeover very seriously. Every street, every house, everything has the scent of Christmas at least two months in advance. Needless to say, when those Christmas lights come on, the expectations are high, but London never disappoints.   The dazzling Christmas lights tradition in London began in 1954 when retail stores and businesses arranged for a display through the Regent Street Association. The aim at the time was to show that post-war London has not lost its light. The tradition has been around ever since. The new star of Doctor Who
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