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City of London

Saving for Education

Despite the fact that many of us are struggling through the recession recovery and the speculated (or not) threat of Brexit, private school fees and University fees have rapidly increased over the last decade and are showing no signs of slowing down. According to the Independent Schools Council, parents hoping to send their child to a private school will have to pay on average £4,000 a term and Universities are charging £9000 per year and this is before the cost of living.
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Kicks on 66 signpost

In Search of America, on the (runaway) Mother Road….

A road trip along Route 66, from Chicago to Los Angeles, inspired by Steinbeck and song has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember, Iʼm not alone in this. Pixar did it with Cars the movie, Billy Connolly did it on his Trike, Ricky Gervais sent the The Idiot Abroad in a Smart Car. We took a beautiful black convertible Chevrolet Camaro SS by happy mistake, from Hertz, (a courtesy bus ride from OʼHare airport) which turned the 2400 miles of Route 66 into such a joy to drive that we added another 1600 miles on just for fun.
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Princess Gowri

India’s prodigal princess – lost in time

In this part of the world, very little is known of the Indian village: Kodagu (Coorg) and that such a place exists at the doorstep of a bustling metropolis, nestled between the Brahmigiri hills, hidden amongst a canopy of coffee, pepper and paddy plantations.

And virtually nothing is known of its lost princess- a story fit for a fairy tale or a hollywood blockbuster!
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Ballet shoes

Is dance important?

Ever since time began human beings have danced. Dance plays an important role in all cultures, notably as part of worship, celebration, courtship, recreation and entertainment. It is an expression of movement and movement is in every living thing.
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