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Gwithian: A great place to surf in Cornwall

TweetI’ve always thought there was something sweet and a little deluded about British surfers. Sure, this is an island and there are loads of nice beaches. But when it comes to waves, it’s not as if we have the big surf of Hawaii or the iconic breaks of Australia. And yet, surf aficionados like me can find some very nice beaches for learning. I’ve tried several spots with varying success, but...

The problem with 'Me time'

TweetAround the corner from my house is a beauty salon that does great bikini waxes and naturalistic spray tans but has the ickiest name: Me Time, a phrase that sets my teeth on edge. “Me time” is something mothers talk about a lot and frankly, we need it, but that phrase and that idea has taken over parents’ free time the way “your big day” has taken over weddings. The wedding...

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