In the garden

tips for spring gardening

Tips for Spring gardening

It’s that time of year where we start to think about spending more time out in the garden. However, much like getting our bodies beach-ready for summer, gardens can need a bit of extra work and TLC after the winter. Spring is usually the busiest time in a garden so get a head start and

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Plants and flowers that are harmful to pets

Plants and flowers that are harmful to pets

As the weather warms up and we emerge from the gloom of winter it’s nice to spend time outdoors. The same is true for our pets. Our cats will choose to go exploring instead of curling up by the fire, our dogs will happily romp about sniffing everything in sight. And that’s where the problems

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How to save money at Easter

How to save money at Easter

With Easter fast approaching, you may be wondering how you can save money at this expensive time of year. Granted, it might not be as expensive as Christmas, but there’s still quite a lot to spend. If you’re looking to cut back, while still enjoying the holiday then below you’ll find some of the best

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Benefits of having good neighbours

Benefits of having good neighbours

Oooh there is someone new moving in at number 24! Are you the one stood behind the window twitching your curtains, vowing you will have as little to do with them as you do everyone else? Or are you running over armed with a beaming smile and a cup of sugar before they have even

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keeping kids busy

Keeping kids busy

Keeping the little people occupied is a constant drain on parental creativity. And sanity. Here are some tried and tested ideas to engage kids of all ages. Your presence and attention may still be in demand, but these ideas will help to keep your activities varied, and the kids interested for longer. In theory, anyway!

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Things to do in the Easter holidays

Things to do in the Easter holidays

It seems like no time since the kids went back to school after the Christmas holidays and yet the Easter break is looming already. If you’re wondering how to keep the kids entertained without spending a fortune then read on. Go out to play By now the weather is (hopefully) becoming warmer and drier, which

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