Winter is coming! The weather forecast is saying snow is just over the horizon and Christmas is just around the corner. Before the snow hits, the Christmas turkey is ready and the garden is abandoned, it might be time to think about the garden shed. You might have used your…

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Hygienic cleaning at home helps prevent germs spreading, which is particularly important at this time of year when there is a high risk of colds and flu. So how can we guard against germs in the home? Hygiene experts say focusing on germ ‘hotspots’ will help to keep sickness at…

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As much as I don’t want to admit it, winter is on the way, and with it comes the need to dig out all the winter essentials – everything from warm coats and hats to waterproof boots and thicker duvets. With 4 children to cater for now, I like to…

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It’s the end of February already! It’s been a quiet week, with one or another of us feeling poorly and struck down with the winter coughs and colds. The children have settled back into the school routine after half term, and we are on week 9 of project 365.  …

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The beach isn’t just for the summer. In fact, I almost prefer it in the winter, when it is empty except for the surfers and a few families, when there are heaps of new rock pools to explore, when the children can run undisturbed for miles. That’s just what we…

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