The Transition to White Hair

  I was born with brown hair. As the years went by my hair went utterly gray  as if a thunderstorm landed on my head which happened after experiencing ovarian cancer with chemotherapy cocktails. I was rendered menopause at thirty-five, I never took HRT. I started dying my hair when I was in my forties, every three weeks as my hair grows fast and my skunk line wasn't attractive.   When I thought about transitioning from dyed hair to my natural color. I could see that my skunk line was truly whit...
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New Year's Shag Pile Pom Pom Cake!

Life is groovy baby with this Shag Pom Pom Cake! This striking and colourful cake is actually easily achieved thanks to a set of grass piping tips! It's one of those cakes that also looks much harder than it actually is and if you are looking for a striking and deliciously moist cake, this is a pushy recipe Dear Reader!
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I went to the very posh department store, Bon Marché, to look at the Christmas decorations and thought I would also drop into the interesting food emporium. It was Saturday and it was packed with people, Covid Confinement or not. Lights outside and decorated windows. Look how great it is! There’s a very nice floor downstairs just for wine. All sorts of salt. I think this is pink salt as the container is usually blue. Lights hanging everywhere. Lots of food...
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'It might actually get worse': Dr. Fauci warns of a 'post-seasonal' surge in COVID-19 cases

Dr. Anthony Fauci is seen testifying before the Senate on September 23, 2020. Fauci recently called Dr. Scott Atlas an "outlier" in his beliefs on the coronavirus. GRAEME JENNINGS/POOL/AFP via Getty Dr. Anthony Fauci warned the US "might see a post-seasonal" surge in coronavirus cases following the high amount of travel over the holidays.  Ahead of the winter holidays, the US had already marked a staggering number of deaths from the coronavirus following the Thanksgiving holiday, which als...
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Israeli Shares Rise Most in Mideast While Egypt Slips: Inside EM - Bloomberg

Israeli equities climbed the most in the Middle East as dual-listed firms caught up with U.S. gains from Thursday.The country’s TA-35 benchmark rose as much as 1.7%. Stocks that are also listed in the U.S., including Azrieli Group Ltd, Bank Leumi Le-Israel BM and ICL Group Ltd, were among the biggest gainers on Sunday.Elsewhere, gauges in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar rose, with Brent crude staying above $50 a barrel in the past two weeks.Egypt’s benchmark was the biggest loser after the...
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#Dubai Budget Policy Turns ‘Expansionary’ With $15.5 Billion Plan - Bloomberg

Dubai Budget Policy Turns ‘Expansionary’ With $15.5 Billion Plan - Bloomberg Dubai’s government expects to spend 57.1 billion dirhams ($15.5 billion) next year as it tries to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus, according to the budget approved on Sunday.The program takes into account “the exceptional economic conditions of the fiscal year 2020 and the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global economy,” according to a statement on the website of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktou...
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#SaudiArabia announces four oil and gas discoveries -state news agency | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Saudi Arabia announces four oil and gas discoveries -state news agency | ZAWYA MENA Edition Saudi Arabia's Energy Ministry on Sunday announced the discovery of four new oil and gas fields, state news agency SPA reported.State oil producer Aramco discovered oil in the Al-Ajramiyah well, northwest of the city of Rafhaa, with tests showing a rate of 3,850 barrels per day (bpd).Non-conventional oil was found in the al-Reesh oilfield, northwest of the city of Dhahran.Al-Reesh well no. 2's daily flow ...
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How 2 airlines transported the COVID-19 vaccine to some of the farthest regions of the world

Alaska Airlines transporting the COVID-19 vaccine. Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines and Singapore Airlines were tasked with transporting the vaccine to their geographically-challenged homelands. The first doses arrived in remote Alaskan communities less than three days after the first trucks left Kalamazoo, Michigan while Singapore became the first country to receive the vaccine one week later. Passenger airlines and cargo carriers alike have been essential in getting the vaccine to the wor...
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European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close

European, Middle Eastern & African Stocks - Bloomberg #UAE #Kuwait #Israel #SaudiArabia #Qatar close [Author: [email protected] (Rupert Neil Bumfrey)]
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A ghost of Christmas past

Ken mentioned yesterday that we're in a rut. A good rut, that is. I looked back at photos of our first Christmas dinner in this house. It was 2003 and we had moved in about six months prior. On the table were a turkey breast with a rice and sausage stuffing, steamed and sautéed Brussels sprouts, a bowl of butternut squash purée, and giblet gravy. We drank a dry Vouvray (100% chenin grapes), maybe with the appetizer. It was five years old, from 1998. With the main course we had a bottle of Tourai...
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Damac sees #UAE property market recovery in two years, reports - Arabianbusiness

Damac sees UAE property market recovery in two years, reports - Arabianbusiness The recovery of the UAE property market to pre-crisis levels could take up to two years, an executive at Dubai-listed developer Damac Properties PJSC said.The recovery of the real estate market “will be a long one, perhaps 12 to 24 months”, Amira Sajwani, senior vice president at Damac, was cited as saying by the Zawya news site. “Property prices have dropped, and we are expecting further declines over the final quar...
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#UAE optimistic about oil demand recovery in 2021 | ZAWYA MENA Edition

UAE optimistic about oil demand recovery in 2021 | ZAWYA MENA Edition The UAE is optimistic about a recovery in oil demand in 2021.Rollout of coronavirus vaccines and improvement in relations between the US and China are likely to increase the demand for oil, Energy minister Suhail Al-Mazrouei told Sky News Arabia. “Recovery will be gradual, and won’t happen in a quarter or two,” he said.The OPEC+ alliance of oil producers has successfully mitigated the impact of reduced demand, said Al-Mazrouei...
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#Dubai approves lower spending budget for 2021 | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Dubai approves lower spending budget for 2021 | ZAWYA MENA Edition Dubai has unveiled a spending plan worth 57.1 billion UAE dirhams ($15.5 billion) for fiscal year 2021, a decline of 9.3 billion dirhams from the 2020 outlay.His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE, approved the allocation, which takes into account the “exceptional economic conditions” of the current year and the “repercussions” of the coronavirus pandemic on the global eco...
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Major Gulf stocks mixed at start of last week of trade | Reuters

Major Gulf stocks mixed at start of last week of trade | Reuters Major Gulf stock markets were mixed early on Sunday in the last week of trading for the year.Saudi Arabia’s benchmark index has gained 4% this year, Abu Dhabi and Qatar are up 1%, while Dubai is down 8.8%. Gains in recent weeks have been fuelled by optimism over COVID-19 vaccines.On Sunday, the Saudi index opened up 0.2% with Samba Financial Group and National Commercial Bank (NCB) up 1.5% and 0.7%, respectively.The lenders said th...
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2020: the quiz of the year

Kim Kardashian’s unique talent, the return of AC/DC, that mysterious drive to Barnard Castle… How well can you recall the past year? Take our quiz to find out.In May, which Co Durham attraction was momentarily the UK’s most reviewed tourist spot?Durham CathedralThe world’s oldest working railway, at TanfieldBarnard CastleTeesdale Alpaca FarmIn November, the Russian state aviation authority recommended that Aeroflot immediately sack an executive of their budget airline Pobeda. Why?The airline tra...
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The chateaux’s shut: will a yurt do? Staycations keep millions at home

Domestic holidays are booked solid – but uncertainty over lockdowns has hit foreign travelCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe fresh round of travel restrictions and lockdowns in the UK is set to stretch the summer staycation boom well into 2021, as consumers anxious about travelling abroad plan domestic breaks to have something to look forward to in the grim months ahead.From canal boat holidays in obscure rural outposts to cosy self-catering cottages and glamping, Br...
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Merry Christmas

Barely out of bed onesie unsnapped Santa comes singing ho ho ho Baby knows those words looks at the man in red with a cap on his head beard of white... and says Ho ho ho in return.                     [Author: French la Vie]
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My Family at Christmas

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Memories of Scones Before I Ever Went to Ireland
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