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Father and son with tablet by Christmas tree

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

The best online Christmas experiences

From online pantos to video calls with Santa, there are plenty of virtual activities to get you in the Christmas spirit. Here are some of the best online experiences you can choose from.

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Happy kids having fun baking

Thursday, 03 December 2020

9 of the best virtual gifts to give this festive season

If you’re looking for the perfect gifts for your friends and family, you can find some imaginative options online, from the comfort of your own home. But if you don’t know where to start, here are some ideas for both kids and adults.

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Painting garden bench with brown paint

Friday, 20 November 2020

How to protect your garden furniture during the winter

It’s easy to forget about your garden furniture when summer comes to an end. But most outdoor furniture will need to be put away safely to protect it during the cold winter months. Read this guide to find out how to keep it in good condition.

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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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