Arts & crafts

Top Free or Cheap Family Activites by YOU!

In one of our recent competitions, we asked you what ideas and activities you do for free or that cost very little, that keep the kids entertained. We were overwhelmed with the amount of fantastic imaginative ideas you came up with, so here they are, all courtesy of you! Out and About ‘We go to

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Making the most of Winter

So even though we’ve just headed through mid winter and our days are now slowly getting lighter and longer, January and February can be very difficult months of each year to navigate through with many people feeling restricted and constrained by cold, bleak weather and low energy levels. Rather than fighting this situation and trying

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Ten reasons why writing is good for you

I write for a living, and I love my job. I know I’m lucky. I find that I use writing all the time in my day-to-day life, even when I’m not working, and I’ve come to realise that whatever the subject, writing makes me feel good. But I never really stopped to think about why

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How to throw an Easter egg hunt

Easter Sunday falls on 5h April in 2015, and since it’s never a bad time to think about Chocolate we’ve put our heads together to come up with hot tips on how to throw an Easter Egg Hunt that will make your little bunnies the envy of the burrow, whatever their age. Set the Date and Time

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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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Easter games for kids

There’s no getting round the fact that for most children Easter is all about the chocolate. But there are only so many eggs that one kid can (or should!) eat so if you’re planning to host an Easter gathering consider introducing a few games to keep kids occupied after the Easter egg hunt and help

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