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I DO IT IN STYLE

Dreamy location sorted, now its time to plan the details of your big day. Its ultra-easy with Sandals new Destination Wedding Designer — a cutting-edge online planning tool that allows you to personalise every last flower and cupcake of your wedding day, all from the comfort of your own home.

Or to create your own unique style, pick your palette from a range of 10 hues — from bridal white through pretty pastels to bright tropical shades. Your dream wedding is just a click away!

Your colours or theme translate through your bouquets, tablecentres, cake and linens to create a

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How to view THE SUN

By looking at the Sun, our nearest star, you can see amazing processes going on all the time, but remember, you need to be very, very careful…

Safety first!

The Sun is incredibly bright and can easily damage a human eye if you look directly at it and will certainly destroy eyesight if concentrated through binoculars, telescope or even a camera lens even for an instant. Only use proper solar filters to view the Sun and then only in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.

It’s sometimes hard to remember that when you see all those tiny twinkling points of

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How to view the Moon

Find out how to get the best out of your views of the Moon whether using your eyes, binoculars or a telescope…

The Moon is an object with which we are all familiar; however there are ways to observe it that will make your time spent looking at it more worthwhile.

Everyone has noticed the phases that the Moon passes through — from the thinnest sliver to a bright ‘full Moon’ — but when and where can we see these phases and what sort of view can we expect to get when viewing the Moon through binoculars or even a

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How to SWORD FIGHT

TOP TIPS FOR WINNING A DUEL BRONZE AGE — 19TH CENTURY

Modern warfare is packed with high-tech weaponry, but until the end of the 19th century close combat on foot was still the order of the day. To win a sword fight, you had to be able to pull off a range of moves designed to distract, maim and ultimately defeat the enemy — whether that was within the sacrosanct rules of a duel or the chaos of a battlefield. There were many variations of sword fighting around the world, but despite their stylistic differences they all relied on a

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HOW TO Resize Photographs for Facebook

For instance, a Cover Photo measures 851 x 315 pixels—this would need you to not just downsize the photo, but also crop it appropriately in that particular aspect ratio. Another important thing to remember that when a photo is clicked on, the size displayed is 960 pixels on the longer side. So, before uploading, always use this parameter while downsizing.

While uploading pictures to Facebook, ensure you do not upload the high resolution file of your photograph. This should be avoided for several reasons. Most important of which, is the fact that Facebook allows visitors to download high-res photos, if

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How to Navigate Without a compass

ANCIENT SEAFARING TECHNIQUES BEFORE THE 12TH CENTURY CE

ANATOMY OF A SEXTANT

Shades

Used to help stop glare and make it possible to position the Sun on the horizon through your telescope.

Index mirror

The purpose of this is to capture the Sun or pole star; the angle at which it is located will then be used to establish your position.

Arc

This is the measurement readout, showing the angle of the index mirror when the Sun has been positioned correctly.

Telescope

The viewing point through which you aim at the horizon, before moving the index bar to align the

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How to make HARDTACK

LONG-LIFE BISCUIT FOR EXPLORERS 15TH TO 19TH CENTURIES

Ingredients

•3 cups of flour

•2 cups of water

•2 teaspoons of salt

Voyagers have been creating biscuits that can be preserved since ancient times, but long-life rations really came into their own during the 15th century, when they were the primary foodstuff of explorers — although they often became contaminated with mould and insects! Hardtack remained popular until steam power superseded the age of sail.

METHOD

01 Preheat the oven to gas mark 5/190 degrees Celsius/375 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare a flat baking tray or cookie sheet, but do not grease it.

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HOW TO ENJOY SUSHI THE PROPER WAY

THE DILEMMA You love sushi, but you’ve always wondered if there’s a traditional Japanese way to eat it. What are the guidelines for proper sushi etiquette?

WHAT TO DO Here are some things to keep in mind when eating sushi: First, don’t rub your chopsticks together to remove the splinters—this is considered disrespectful because a good restaurant would never provide low-quality chopsticks. If you’re not too skilled at using chopsticks, it’s okay to use your fingers to pick up the sushi. Place it in your mouth so the fish touches your tongue. Avoid biting the piece in half as sushi

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How to choose bed linen

Interior designer Vera Villarosa tells us how to pick the right-sized bed sheets, thread counts, and bedding materials.

1. TAKE NOTE OF THE SIZE. “Make sure you know the size of the mattress before going out to buy bed sheets,” says Vera. If you’re not sure of the mattress size, use a tape measure to check before you head out to buy things. Also take note that when buying bed linen, English-branded linens have standards that are a bit different from American brands, as follows:

ENGLISH STANDARDS

Single: 3ft x 6ft 3”, 90 x 190cm

Double: 4ft 6” x 6ft

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How to add film sprockets

Nothing says film photography quite like exposing a roll of 35mm, sprocket holes and all. Learn how to recreate the effect digitally

JORDAN BUTTERS: Film emulation is big business in modern digital photography. Despite the resolution, crispness and clarity that modern cameras are able to obtain, part of us still yearns for the analogue look and feel that you only get from shooting film. This technique allows you to obtain a realistic-looking 35mm sprocket film effect using the power of Photoshop.

Sprocket holes are the row of perforations along the top and bottom of a strip of 35mm film —

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