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‘Podiuming’: it may look wrong, but it is a wordIn ancient Rome it referred to a raised platform; since the 1940s it has also been used as a verb. So is it OK now to podium? Jessica Fox of Australia celebrates on the podium with silver medallists, Mallory Franklin of Britain. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters
Cornwall on a budget: a night in a ‘coffin bunk’ aboard a converted fishing boatOur series ends with the writer bunking down in Unesco-listed Charlestown Harbour• South Downs | Yorkshire Dales | Snowdonia | West Highlands Charlestown’s picturesque 18th-century harbour is a Unesco world heritage site. Photograph: PR
Contrary to popular belief, expiration or sell by dates on foods aren't necessarily a reliable way of telling whether something has gone bad. In fact, these dates are mostly aimed at retailers and let grocery stores know the date by which the product should be sold or removed from the shelf. So take the sell-by dates with a grain of salt and use your sense of sight and smell instead.