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Olivia Ripper, 27, married Robert Morton, 26, at Lime Wood Hotel, Hampshire, in August 2012. She says:
Lime Wood Hotel seemed the perfect choice for our wedding as Robert had proposed there. We held the ceremony in it’s enclosed courtyard — we opened the sliding glass roof as the weather was good.
We decided on a white colour scheme because it suited the neutral interior of the venue. I wanted a clean, unfussy look.
I wanted them to be white, abundant and candlelit to create a romantic scene.
We had three different designs for the centrepieces, all using
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Editor-at-large Peter Maddison answers readers’ questions
Q: I’VE JUST MOVED INTO A1930S HOUSE. ALL THE WINDOWS NEED REPLACING. THE FRAMES ARE RUNDOWN, ROTTING AND CRACKED, AND THE DOUBLE-HUNG SASHES HAVE MOSTLY JAMMED. WHAT SORT OF WINDOWS WOULD YOU RECOMMEND, AND CAN I CHANGE THE OPENINGS EASILY?
A:1930s houses generally have hardwood window frames and sliding sashes that were generally well made, but they need periodic maintenance, particularly if they are in full sun or in a continually moist area. If your windows had been well looked after and maintained, that is, sanded back and painted periodically, with weights and pulleys
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Carol O’Neil, a professor at Louisiana State University and breakfast researcher, has an opinion that adolescents and children have to be provided with and encouraged to eat more healthful food options. These are fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy, lean protein and vegetables. «This food should be available and children and adolescents should know how to prepare them if it is necessary,» she says.
I absolutely agree with O’Neil. Children and adults should be encouraged to eat these healthful food options. In the morning, when children arrived at the day care where I worked, they enjoyed their cereal and milk before
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Automotive freelance George Williams, 20, has already forged an impressive career, with high profile clients such as Toyota, McLaren and Top Gear Magazine. He speaks to David Land about his unique ‘ style, and the pros- and cons of achieving success so young
“I like to be a bit wild and wacky, such as having a large shadow behind the car but with the car perfectly lit”
Surrey-based automotive free¬lance George Williams produces work with a strong style which, to the untrained eye, might be mistaken for CGI. However, he is adamant that he wants to keep his work ‘real’.
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Wesigned to embrace outdoor living, Australia’s distinctive Federation houses were built at the turn of the 20th century, typically incorporating large verandas and generous gardens. And it was just this style of property that caught the eye of interior designer Jane Hewitt and her husband Simon.
Based in Sydney, the pair were looking for a large, light-filled home that would suit the needs of their children, Alex, 10, Isabella, eight, and Alice, five. ‘We wanted a house with an original feel,’ says Jane. ‘We saw this Federation cottage with excellent natural light and a north-facing garden and knew we could
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Тактический шутер будущего SWAT: Urban Justice (четвертая игра полицейской серии SWAT, ожидается в сентябре) — один из самых многообещающих проектов года, и ждать его я буду с трепетом и нетерпением.
Душераздирающее признание вовсе не означает, будто на этих райских просторах речь пойдет об Urban Justice. Не означает оно и то, что SWAT 4 нынче вообще будет затрагиваться, каким бы распрекрасным этот полицейский симулятор ни был. Честно говоря, я затруднился бы припомнить игру, которая в данный момент интересовала бы меня меньше, нежели SWAT: Urban Justice.
Эта звездочка померкла в одночасье. Более того, в свете последних известий с полей Ubi Soft и
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In what could become one of the most infamous decisions concerning a major procurement programme in recent years, the House Appropriations Committee’s defence panel subcommittee has endorsed a proposal to remove the six F-22A Raptor next-generation fighters from the FY2000 Defense Budget. This would save $1.8 billion which it feels would be better spent on pilot retention, readiness shortfalls and ordering additional fighters of existing types — however, $1.2 billion would be included for F-22 research and development (R&D).
The committee also approved an overall defence spending bill of $266.1 billion, this is $15.5 billion more than in FY99 and
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While studying architecture in Mumbai in the late 90’s, Upasana was introduced to film photography “I captured my first images with a Minolta 35mm SLR and also learnt to develop photo in a darkroom.” After moving to USA and being introduced to digital photography; Upasana did take a lot of photos during her travels but… “I drifted away from photography as a medium of visual narration. Then in 2009, while in Mumbai, I rediscovered photography through the photo walks I attended.”
For the Love of Monsoons
While growing up in Mumbai, I remember monsoons to be the most awaited season
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Alan Warnes reports from the annual airshow at RAF Waddington, Lincs.
THE INTERNATIONAL Airshow at RAF Waddington on June 26 and 27 celebrated a record attendance on the Sunday… but there was a catch. Most of the event’s estimated 125.000 total turnout was down to some judicious planning on behalf of the general public — they’d heard the weekend weather forecast and scheduled their visit for what promised to be the less wet day.
As you would expect for the RAF’s main recce and warfare base, Waddington plays host to a number of interesting units. The higher profile
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An add-on for Flight Simulator 2002/2004 and Combat Flight Simulator 3. By Derek Davis
The Panavia Tornado is one of the most exciting military aircraft flying today and the release of Just Flight’s add-on, RAF Tornado, will help to satisfy the thirst of many Tornado aficionados.
RAF Tornado production values are high throughout and this reviewer was pleasantly surprised at the wealth of detail and the innovative features. The external modeling of the Tornado is stunning, with the aircraft exhibiting a photo-realistic finish. RAF Tornado also provides a multitude of camouflage and markings representing various nationalities and theatres of operation
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