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  • 7 May 2014

    Recharge as a Family

    It’s my dream to take a holistic holiday with my family that we can all enjoy. Retreat specialists Kalikalos in the foothills of Mount Pelion in Greece host annual family weeks in August called Joyful Parents, Joyful Kids! […] more

  • 5 May 2014

    Five ways to bring history to life

    May is Local and Community History Month, an annual awareness month founded by The Historical Association. The aim is get people involved in their local history and participate in events taking place across the UK. Local history is often overlooked in favour of famous people and international events in history, but it is the experiences of ordinary locals that really bring history to life. What kind of food did people eat? What were schools like? What did people do for work? These are the kinds of questions kids can really engage with through discovering local and community history. […] more

  • 2 May 2014

    10 places to see beautiful bluebells in the UK

    There’s something so wonderful about a bluebell wood, as if you have stepped into a magical kingdom. All is calm and peaceful, the only sound is the trill of birds and the air is infused with the sweet scent of the flowers. The colour is a radiant blue that seems to shimmer and hover under the trees, leaving a feeling of deep tranquillity. Every year I send a picture of my favourite bluebell woods to my British friend now living in Australia – I feel that if there were one thing I would miss more than anything if I emigrated it would be British woodland and bluebells. […] more

  • 17 Apr 2014

    10 ways to take action on Earth Day

    Launched on 22nd April 1970, Earth Day is an annual global call to arms to save our planet. With a focus on education, the day aims to raise awareness of the problems facing our world and what we can do about them. When Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1962, it was a watershed moment for the modern environmental movement. Before that, there was a distinct lack of interest and engagement with the reality of pollution and how it was harming our planet, as massive industry enjoyed the spoils of success. […] more

  • 16 Apr 2014

    Guerilla gardening

    You walk past the same patch of wasteland every morning. Your kids always comment on it, how empty and barren it looks. Broken supermarket trolleys, carrier bags, scratchy bare earth and rubble can all be glimpsed through a wire fence. Several rows of houses back onto the wasteland and many people see this barren landscape from their windows, not to mention all of the people who walk and drive past it every day. Rumours indicate that the area is to be the site of a new block of flats, or a mini supermarket, but years have gone by and nothing has happened. […] more

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