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A word from the editor...

Ziggy Opoczynska

Hi there... and welcome to Lifestyle magazine’s online pages. We aim to pack Lifestyle with all the up-to-date news about the Motability Scheme, plus information and advice that will help you get the most from your Motability vehicle. In every issue you’ll also find a lively mix of features – with real-life stories from Motability customers, great ideas for getting active and trying new activities, travel guides with an emphasis on accessibility and, of course, some insightful road tests of cars available on the Motability Scheme. We hope you enjoy reading it.

Ziggy Opoczynska, Editor

nd Motability Dealers


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Lifestyle - issue 105

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Hello... Winter may be just around the corner, bringing shorter days and, for many of us, ‘the blues’, but there’s a lot to love about this time of year – from the crisp air of autumn to the get-togethers of Christmas. This issue is full of ideas to help you get the best out of these months, whether it’s joining a dance club (see page 35), breaking into the world of acting (page 41), taking in a festive show (page 48), organizing a fireworks night (page 51), taking in the iconic sights of London (page 57) or finding fun things to do (page 75). Chilly weather is also a great excuse to snuggle up and enjoy a good read, like how Scheme customer Charley is helping disabled kids handle those growing pains (page 52). Finally, it may be a few weeks away yet, but we’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy Christmas!

Lifestyle - issue 104

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Hello... Now that the longer and sunnier days are here, why not make some plans to explore the great outdoors? Whether it’s taking up cycling (it may be easier than you think – see page 35), visiting one of the UK’s accessible attractions (page 48), or soaking up the history of Cambridge (page 57), this is the season to do it! Of course, it’s also a great time to chill out in your garden or local park, and enjoy reading about the independence and comfort assistance dogs bring to their owners (page 41), discover ways to keep your cool in the heat (page 51), and find out how visually-impaired Maleeka is helping fellow teenagers appreciate their uniqueness (page 52)

Lifestyle - issue 103

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Hello... With flowers blossoming, bees buzzing and animals frolicking, spring is clearly in the air! This season is all about new beginnings and fresh starts; of clearing out the old and making room for the new. Maybe you’d like to empty your home – and your mind – of clutter, take up a fun activity and make new friends, get outside more and enjoy the longer days with visits to a beautiful park, or take a ferry trip to the Isle of Wight? Whatever aims and dreams you have, this issue of Lifestyle is full of stories, tips and inspiration to help you on your way to a happier, calmer you. So, take some time just for yourself to relax and enjoy the issue – and start planning a fulfilling year ahead!

Lifestyle - issue 102

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Hello... and happy New Year! After the excesses of Christmas, this is usually the time we plan to get our bodies fitter, but it’s just as important to look after our mental health, too. This issue includes advice and tips on how to improve wellbeing, such as ways to lose weight with mindfulness; actions to deal with mental distress; rainy-day hobbies that provide a creative, mind-boosting outlet; and, if you’re after something more active, how to enjoy the thrill of the slopes. If you’re still in need of inspiration, then Motability Scheme customer Nicki’s story of how she achieved her childhood dreams and became a role model and protector to all is sure to do the trick. So, make yourself a cuppa, settle down and let Lifestyle help you get excited about the year ahead!

Lifestyle - issue 101

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Hello... With the nights drawing in, it can be easy to feel a bit down, but this time of year has many wonderful things to offer - from the beautiful colours of autumn to the cosy festivities of Christmas. This issue will help you to see the silver lining of the chillier months, with the heart-warming story of Betty, a WWII veteran of 95. You'll also meet Lifestyle's new columnist; discover why Dorset has just as much to offer in winter as in summer; hear how a philanthropist is hoping to send 12 British Paralympic athletes to Tokyo in 2020; celebrate the Disabled Photographers' Society's 50th anniversary; check out the UK's most festive places to visit; find out how to beat SAD (seasonal affective disorder); and much more. So, snuggle down and enjoy!