Outdoor activities

Are We being Too Clean

Are We Too Clean?

Earlier this month researchers in Belgium suggested that the use of bleach as a cleaning product could actually cause more harm to children’s health than it prevents. In a study involving more than 9,000 schoolchildren from Spain, the Netherlands and Finland, researchers concluded that a 20% increase in risk of flu and a 35% higher

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how to be a budget gardener

How to be a budget gardener

Sprucing up your outside space and making it earn its keep need not cost the earth. And, what could be better than having a lovely view of happy plants from your window and outside your door? If you’re strapped for cash but keen to be green, read on for some tips on how to make

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Living with Bipolar

Living with Bipolar

Bipolar disorder affects a huge number of people in the UK, with one in twenty being on the spectrum and 1%-2% of the population having a diagnoses of it. With these stats in mind, it’s important to find ways to support yourself or others to live well alongside this condition. Information is power! Educate yourself

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Dogs and new babies

Dogs and new babies

Up until now, your pet dog may have been your ‘baby’ but if you will soon be bringing a new son or daughter home then your pooch may start to feel a little put out. Dogs can find new babies very puzzling and often aren’t quite sure what to make of them, especially if they

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family festivals 2015

Top Family Festivals 2015

Wanting the lowdown on the top family festivals 2015? Festivals are the ideal environment in which to indulge in some laid-back outdoor summer fun. We all know how much kids love mucking around outdoors and so do festival organisers – that’s why you can find increasing numbers of events aimed specifically at families. Here is

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Could you survive an online break

Could you survive an online break

Online addiction is now recognised as a serious problem and services and information have now been made available for anyone concerned that their relationship with cyberspace is beyond healthy and constructive. Filling a void Many people recognise that they are looking to emails, Facebook, twitter or any of the other billion online options for a

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