Animal farms and zoos

Date nights

Once the kids come along – as fabulous as they are – it’s easy to forget to make time for yourselves as a couple. If ‘quality time’ has become pizza and the soaps, it may be worth injecting some fun back into the relationship. And even if you haven’t forgotten to make time for each

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Would you create a bucket list

The 2007 film “The Bucket List” sparked great interest in the concept. The idea of creating a wish-list of things to do before you die (“kick the bucket”) is a curious one, and opinions tend to be divided on the subject. For some, it brings thoughts of death a little too close for comfort. For

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Starting the New Year off on the right foot

As a New Year approaches it sparks a period of reflection in many people. The desire to use the transition from one year to the next as a focal point for change in our lives is strong, and can prompt a flurry of New Year’s Resolutions. Despite our best intentions, resolutions have a tendency to

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Dog behaviour and children

With the recent tragic deaths of children by dog attacks, it’s vitaly important that as a pet owner, parent, or both, you’re responsible for your dog and your children’s safety. That means ensuring your children behave appropriately around dogs, as a dog owner you’re in full control of your animal and that as a human

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How to change your lifestyle

Albert Einstein said that the meaning of Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  When we think of habits it’s often in the negative sense, Forming habits is as natural as breathing and walking, and the great news is, in the same way that bad habits impact your

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Things to do over Christmas

The run-up to Christmas is usually a mad rush of gift and food buying, meal preparations, present-wrapping and parties. The excitement mounts and there is always a long list of things to do. As Christmas Eve draws to a close we relax a little, and drift our way into Christmas Day when everything rolls smoothly.

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