Arts & crafts

Coping at Christmas without a loved one

Whether it’s a parent, partner, child, sibling, grandparent or friend, Christmas isn’t an easy time of year when you’ve lost someone close. All those wonderful memories of things you used to do together or were planning to do this year come flooding back and the season is tinged with sadness.  This is particularly true if

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DIY gift wrapping

The giving of gifts is easily one of the best aspects of Christmas, and what could be more festive than spending an evening in front of the Christmas tree lovingly wrapping those gifts? If you’re feeling adventurous and want to make your presents that extra bit special then why not have a go at giving

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Fun indoor winter activities to keep children entertained

Fun indoor winter activities for kids Summertime offers endless opportunities for exploring outside, whether it’s playing in the garden or spending the day at the seaside.  However, it can be much more difficult to keep the kids entertained during the cold wet winter months, especially without spending a fortune.  But rather than putting Nickelodeon all

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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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Keep your little ones entertained in winter

Plummeting temperatures and dark evenings can only mean one thing – coming up with new and creative ways to keep your little ones entertained in winter while you’re trapped indoors. While there’s nothing quite like wrapping up warm and going for a walk on a bright, sunny and crisp day, weeks of autumnal wind and

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How kids can help with Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching, once again many of us find ourselves caught like rabbits in the headlights trying to co-ordinate our hectic daily lives with the extra juggling Christmas throws at us. We are all seduced by the golden glow adverts where everyone has time to calmly decorate the tree whilst pondering what amazing banquet

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