Nick Trend Have you booked your summer holiday? If not, you are one of a rapidly growing number of people who are shunning the traditional booking rush in January and February and waiting until the last minute — often the very last minute — to try to find something. But are you doing the right thing? Here is my guide to late booking. Travel companies have been reporting the growing trend of later and later booking for several years now. What is really surprising is just how late many people are leaving it. Searches for holidays peak about two to three weeks before the main school holidays — especially in early July, but also just before Easter and around now, a couple of weeks before the Whitsun half-term break. A combination of factors has come into play. People don’t feel as well-off as they did a few years ago, and most are much less secure in their jobs than they used to be, and so are nervous about making commitments too far ahead. We may also decide not to take a holiday, and then change our minds at the last moment.

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It is the seemingly endless habit many couples have in which they will fight and makeup on a regular basis. It makes for great movies, but what works for a minute Hollywood hit is a no-go in the real world. What I mean is this:

Even the honeymoon was planned, though, that, too, had a last-minute crunch. Hedaya packed for her adventure to Italy, which included stops in Capri, Positano, and Puglia, the night before her flight.

On Saturday morning a number of protesters blocked demolition trucks from entering the grounds of Straid Congregational Church. The building was due to be demolished to allow for a new church to be built. The BBC reports the church pastor supports the demolition, and attended the scene with a small number of supporters. Following the intervention by protesters, Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council issued a temporary building preservation notice which will last for six months.

Speaking to the Belfast Telegraph, local resident and protester Tom Gilbert said he felt the destruction of the church was “vandalism”, but said the pastor of the church had “logical reasons” for wanting to knock it down. Mr Gilbert added he believed money for a new building would be better spent upgrading the current structure. Straid Congregational Church was built in Documents dating from September last year released following a freedom of information show an email exchange between an official in the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society and an architect in the Historic Environment Division HED of the Department for Communities which focused on the building’s listed status.

In the exchange, the architect from the HED states that as part of the Second Survey – a process to review Northern Ireland’s building stock to improve the list of buildings of historical or architectural interest – a survey of the building had been carried out, but its record had not been completed.


A reader, anonymous, writes 11 May I think it’s complete and total BS. That would be totally unforgivable If your boyfriend were raised in a cave where they never heard of gifts, I am sorry.. If a man claims to be in love with you, and doesn’t go out of his way, or even put effort into doing something to celebrate the day you were born

Whether you’re new to the dating scene or you’ve been playing the game for quite some time, nobody wants to be stood up. It’s embarrassing and quite likely to make you doubt yourself. If you think you’ve been stood up, give the person the benefit of the doubt but .

Does He Secretly Love Me? Others prefer moves that are pretty much undeniable, regardless of your confidence. Here are 26 of the signs a guy is confessing his love: He remembers important dates. We all know that crushing feeling of missing an important date. So, when the guy in your life makes a point of acknowledging something like this, take note.

He texts you goodnight.

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Career, relationships, looks, money, school, and health, including mental health, and getting what you want from people. Many of these tips usually stay within the family: But I want to share them with you because I think they can be really helpful. Money It is absurd that high schools and colleges find time to teach quadratic equations, the Peloponnesian Wars, and the halide series of chemical elements, but let their students graduate without knowing how to manage money.

In just two pages, here is all you need to know about managing your money. I know a lot of people who fit this description.

With kids, jobs and more vying for your attention, it’s easy for a husband to feel like he’s second best. “As marriages progress, men often feel that all they’re good for is a paycheck.

Arrow icon The overhaul of the federal tax system awaits us next year. So there are last-minute moves to be made before year-end , especially for those of us who live in such high-tax states as Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Here are some potentially smart steps to take right now: Prepay property taxes If your municipality or school district will allow it , that is.

Beginning next year, the newly passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspends or reduces many popular tax deductions in exchange for a larger standard deduction. Pay the last installment of estimated state and local taxes for this year no later than Dec.

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How Not to Lose Yourself in a Relationship By Sahaj Kohli If you’re anything like me, the minute you commit yourself to a partner, everything starts to revolve around him or her. You want to make sure you meet his or her needs, but you’re also unconsciously always thinking of ways to make him or her happy. You genuinely like striving to be the perfect partner. But while you’re submerging yourself in the life of this other person, you may not be making your own the priority it should be.

Having received the glitter ball trophy last year, Joe revealed what advice he would give to this year’s celebrity contestants. “Just keep doing what they are doing. But then they know that as you.

Stacey Lastoe I tend to take my commitments pretty seriously. It could be a running date, a coffee meeting with someone in my network, or just drinks with friends. It used to be fun to fill my calendar weeks in advance—that is, until the actual jam-packed week arrived, at which point, I would look at each day with impending dread as I stressed being over-tired, spent, and terrible company.

And so I learned to dial back. My disinclination to cancel on people made it so that when I was canceled on, I saw red. What rude and inconsiderate person bails the day of? With that said, while I may not be seething or sending sharp replies, I do make an effort to express my disappointment and make note that my time is valuable.

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I have zero motivation to get started. Like most of you, I know what is good for me, but, I often lack the discipline to begin. Fortunately, I have a secret weapon. I can trick myself into getting almost anything done, in just one minute a day. They think that if we want something badly enough, and proclaim it loudly enough, we will find a way to make it happen.

Marriage Advice From Married Couples whether that means a last-minute vacation or a card for no special occasion. Grand gifts and the smallest gestures can go a long way when you’re with.

Share 47 shares In a recent episode of At My Table, the culinary star was seen sauntering through a misty forest during an early-morning stroll with her pet Labradoodle. Shots of Nigella winking at the camera as she works in a kitchen that mixes top-of-the range equipment with shabby-chic utensils are actually filmed within three flimsy walls in a warehouse in Acton. Now the pretense of picturesque walks with Meg the dog is under scrutiny after a tweet sent to a fan by Nigella.

In this week’s episode of At My Table, the ‘domestic goddess’ was seen sauntering through a misty forest during an early-morning stroll with her pet Labradoodle Not hers: However, Nigella has let it slip that the lovable pooch is not hers, and in fact belongs to the owners of a barn used by the BBC to film exterior shots for the show A viewer asked: Why has he not blessed our screens before?!

He is SO beautiful. Meg belongs to the owners of RedfordFarmBarn who I rented the barn from ‘She’s a Labradoodle with a bit of lurcher thrown in.

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