Things to make and do

Ways to encourage wildlife into your garden

There is often a tension in a garden between making it a soothing and restful space for people to spend time in and allowing it to do it’s natural thing of being a home to a wide variety of wildlife. With so many species dying, offering part of your garden up as natural habitat is

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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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Things to do with a cardboard box

At this time of year, it’s quite likely you’ll have a cardboard box or two hanging around. They might not look like much right now – dull, brown, utilitarian. But with just a little imagination, there’s a wealth of creative potential in that boring old box, just waiting to be unleashed. So before you pop

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Beating the January blues

Now the party season is well and truly over, many of us have been left feeling deflated. If you are among the many people that suffer from the January blues, take a look at our tips to help you face the New Year in a positive way. Plan Ahead Half the fun of Christmas is

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Have fun with your family for free

Money can feel such a pressing issue at the moment with the ongoing recession over our heads and coming up to one of the most expensive times of the year for parents, namely Christmas! Feeling financially squeezed is a major cause of stress and if you don’t have enough to pay your bills and buy

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