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Blue whale skeleton at Natural History Museum

Thursday, 10 September 2020

The best arts and culture to enjoy from home

Here’s some good news if you are a culture enthusiast: you no longer need to venture out to a gallery, museum or theatre to get your culture fix. Here are some of the best online resources to be enjoyed from the comfort of your own armchair.

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Woman and man playing twister in the garden

Thursday, 13 August 2020

Five garden games for the whole family

It can be great fun on a warm summer’s day to get out into your garden and play a few games with your family. Here are some of the best, including some that are free and a few that are fairly cheap. Some may need a little DIY to set up, if you’re up for it.

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Starling feeding baby starling in tree

Friday, 17 July 2020

Garden music: how to identify common bird songs

Taking a few moments to listen to the bird song in your garden can be a real joy. Wherever you live, you’re likely to hear at least some occasional chirping when you step outside. Here’s a simple guide to help you identify which birds may be serenading you.

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Couple watching TV in the living room

Friday, 03 July 2020

Seven films to watch this summer

From sandy beaches to timeless classics, we’ve put together a list of some of the best films to enjoy this summer. Whether you’re in the mood for a love story or prefer an action packed thriller, these top film picks can take your summer movie nights to the next level.

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Man lounging in garden deckchair

Friday, 05 June 2020

Get your home ready for summer

With just a bit of preparation, you can ensure your house and garden are in tip-top shape, so you can make the most of them during summer. Here are a few simple things you can do to get your home summer-ready.

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Woman playing on her ipad on the sofa

Wednesday, 01 April 2020

Five fun activities you can do online

There are many creative and fun activities you can do at home, whether you’re with your family or on your own. Here are a few to get you started, making use of some simple online tools and apps.

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