It is great to see the sun coming out more. I am really looking forward to long summer evenings, which mean I can spend more time outside with the children. Of course, the fact that the weather is getting warmer means that I have been thinking a lot about updating… View Post

It can be tempting to be guided by the lowest priced furniture you see when choosing something for your garden, but it doesn’t always pay to focus on price alone if you want to get the best performance and true value for money from your investment. When you think that… View Post

We love the beach. We are lucky enough to live on the Devon coast, and so we do spend a fair amount of time at the seaside, whatever the weather. Over the summer holidays we enjoyed a few trips to the beach – some days were bright sunshine, others a… View Post

You know the drill. Your summer holiday is a day away and by the time you’ve packed outfits for the kids, your hairdryer (because the hotel one does nothing to battle the humidity) and enough bottles of sun cream to protect a small village, there’s barely any room left in… View Post

Planning a summer filled with friends, good food and a smoking hot grill to cook everything on? Then it might be a good idea to introduce this summer BBQ etiquette into your sun fuelled festivities…    Make it look a little like a garden Do you just have a sad… View Post

Apparently, over the course of a lifetime, Brits spend an average of £30,000 looking after their gardens. That seems quite a lot of money for a few plant pots, replacing your lawn mower every few years and perhaps putting up some decking or a shed! Something we’re not splashing out… View Post

I have always encouraged my children to take swimming lessons. It’s such an important life skill, as well as being great exercise and good fun too. A new survey shows that 57% of UK children aged 7-11 can’t swim – and I think it’s time that changed!  I have teamed… View Post

The summer holidays are here and keeping the kids active and entertained is always one of the biggest challenges for any parent. The unpredictability of the British weather means that you always need to have a few ideas stored up for things to do, especially for the sporty types in… View Post

Summer finally seems to be here, and although the sunshine is very welcome it does pose a problem for little ones – especially babies and toddlers who don’t regulate their own body temperature as well as adults. So how do we keep them feeling cool and comfortable in this heat?… View Post

With summer just around the corner, a lot of us will be thinking about the garden, and in particular the lawn. We have already had to cut the grass a few times this year as the combination of warm days and damp nights has caused it to grow like a… View Post