Summer Days, Drifting Away… Posted On 23 July 2021

Stop them in their tracks and make the most of the longer daylight hours   Summertime means our days seem longer. We are blessed with more sunlight. This means more serotonin (a key hormone in stabilising our moods and making us feel happy) and less melatonin (a hormone which signals our bodies to go to …

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‘Green’ Garden Furniture Posted On 22 July 2021

Choosing Sustainable Garden Furniture   Gorgeous garden furniture is on the ‘to-buy’ list of many this summer. Choosing sustainable furniture allows you to purchase the perfect outdoor set guilt-free. Material selection is key. Your furniture needs to be durable, non-toxic and able to withstand both high and low temperatures. Wood is one of the best …

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Family Fun Posted On 21 July 2021

Without breaking the bank   The summer holidays are rapidly approaching signalling seemingly endless hours in which our kids need to be entertained, educated and engaged. Panic! This is sure to be expensive right? Wrong! The most important thing you can give your children is your time and attention. There are plenty of ways you …

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There’s No Excuse to be Board Posted On 20 July 2021

Re-discover Forgotten Board Games   Have you heard of Chaturanga? No? How about chess? Chaturanga is the original name for the now infamous board game: chess. Invented in India in the fifth century, chess is one of the oldest games that is still popular today with over 605 million adults across the globe regularly indulging …

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Bon Appetit! Posted On 19 July 2021

Starter, Main and Dessert all prepared by the kids – what could possibly go wrong?   Teaching your children to cook can be a slightly daunting experience. Letting them loose with knives and hot ovens seems a recipe set for disaster so why bother? The time invested in teaching your children to cook is definitely …

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The Lost Art of Communication Posted On 16 July 2021

Less of the emojis, more of the real-world interaction   Saturday 17th July may mark World Emoji Day 2021 but this year challenge yourself to rely less upon communication via emoji and reconnect with family and friends in real life. Over the past year or so, communicating through screens has become more the norm than …

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McFly’s Harry Judd spills blood for ITV’s Cooking With The Stars Posted On 16 July 2021

Nasty hand injury for star as he tries to peel a potato    They say it takes blood, sweat and tears to reach the top of any profession. McFly’s Harry Judd took that quite literally in ITV’s new cooking challenge. The Chelmsford-born star turned the episode of Cooking With The Stars into a bloodbath when …

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Let’s twist again, like we did last Summer… Posted On 15 July 2021

Do something different with your BBQ ideas this year   As Brits, when the weather heats up, we start itching to fire up our barbeques and get cooking! So, what do you fancy? Burgers? Boring! Sausages? Overdone! Limp salad? Unappealing! Read on to discover a few ways to spice up your barbeque game this summer. …

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