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Creating a Wall Gallery in my Ensuite

| August 26, 2014 | 5 Comments
Creating a Wall Gallery in my Ensuite

As you know the latest room in our house to have a makeover was our en-suite.  As happens when you are a busy family and on a budget, not everything get done all at once, and a room needs tweaks, and sometimes you just need to live with it a while to see if  it needs anything else.

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Dorset Vineyard : A Year on

| August 20, 2014 | 3 Comments
Dorset Vineyard : A Year on

Just over a year ago now, we visited the parents of some friends of ours who were getting married, to see the fairly newly planted vineyard.  Whilst we were down in Dorset we managed to visit it again.  It’s come on amazingly. Rows and rows of the vines set against a slopping hill in their grounds.  Here’s Tall Dad being given a lesson in growing grapes. Continue Reading

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Starting again: Re-training for adults

| August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Starting again: Re-training for adults

Choosing a career path at any time in life is hard enough, but it’s even tougher when you’re thinking of re-training as an adult. Maybe you’ve already got a steady income, and you’ll need to take some time out of work to re-train; or maybe your children have grown up and you’re thinking about getting into work again – or even for the first time. Continue Reading

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Your Child, Nature and You: Encouraging Outdoor Play

| August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Your Child, Nature and You: Encouraging Outdoor Play

Earlier today I wrote about the National Trust 50 things to do before you are 11 and 3/4, and in this guest post, here are some more ideas about encouraging outdoor play with children.

These days it seems that children are thrown in front of a TV or given video games to try to keep them quiet for a couple of minutes. However, studies have shown that there are many problems with this, including a diminished ability to be creative, lower attention levels and even problems with thinking imaginatively. Continue Reading

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