Category Archive: Living

Enjoy the lighter nights

With the longer evenings finally upon us, now is the time to enjoy all your favourite outdoor pastimes. Whether you want to take advantage of the lighter evenings to further indulge in your favourite hobby or use the time to try out a new activity, there are plenty of entertaining things to try. Outdoor pursuits … read more

The perfect spring desert

Rhubarb is the perfect spring time ingredient and it can be used in so many ways to add a fruity vibrancy to many dishes, both sweet and savoury. Botanically speaking, rhubarb is a vegetable, though in 1947 a court in New York ruled that rhubarb is a fruit, and indeed many people regard it as … read more

Best of British

The Welsh have St David’s Day, the Scots have St Andrew’s Day and we all join in to help the Irish celebrate St Patrick’s Day. These national days are a source of pride and celebration for their countrymen and women, but how many of us know England’s national day is? You’re almost certain to have … read more

Make the most of the long Easter weekend

It may be tempting to spend the whole of the long Easter weekend catching up on jobs around your home, but what is more important than spending time with your children or grandchildren? Stuck for ideas? Here are some suggestions to ensure your weekend is filled with family fun. Take a break Raid your spring … read more

National Gardening Week – Spoil your Garden

The arrival of spring is probably more welcome this year than ever after the wettest winter on record. The buds are finally coming out as the ground gradually dries out and warms up. The soil is now in a good state to dig, still retaining sufficient moisture to support seedlings and baby plants get a … read more