Outdoor activities

How to look and feel younger

How to look and feel younger

Hands up, who wants to look and feel older than they actually are? Thought not. With the exception of teenagers wanting to grow up faster than their parents would probably like, most of us would rather hold on to our youth. Of course, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with looking your age and growing old gracefully,

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Planning a bonfire party

Planning a bonfire party

When I was a kid, Bonfire Night was defined by Dad coming home with a box of Brocks fireworks that were carefully placed in an old biscuit tin before we all trooped out into the chilly night to ooh and aah at tiny roman candles and stuttering Catherine wheels. And my brother and I trying

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Conkers

Conkers

We often think that the traditional games have gone for good, our world taken over by Xbox and play stations, but it’s great to see that good old conkers remains popular. So what’s the secret to being the best conker competitor? Firstly you need to know what a conker is – it’s no good turning

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halloween safety tips

Halloween safety tips

Halloween is a time for dressing up, eating sweeties and generally enjoying plenty of spook-filled fun. To avoid this annual scare-fest turning into a real life nightmare, it’s important to keep safety in mind. Have a quick read through our essential Halloween Safety Tips before the big night, and make sure you set you and

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gardening tips for October

Gardening tips for October

The weather outside may be becoming a bit frightful, but October is a lovely month for indulging in garden activities that will help your outdoor space bed happily down for winter. Taking care of some general maintenance tasks now will make your garden a pleasant environment throughout the cold months, and prepare it perfectly for

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Ways to celebrate halloween

Ways to celebrate Halloween

The spooky season is soon to be upon us. Halloween celebrations are steeped in tradition so here is a helpful reminder of tried and tested ways to celebrate, with a few modern twists thrown in. Jack O’ Lanterns Pumpkin carving – one of the joys or horrors of Halloween season. With flickering tea-lights inside there

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