By the early 1990s, more than 30,000 Americans held reservations with Pan Am airlines for a trip to the moon. More recently virgin galactic offered the opportunity to pay for a seat on a Virgin Space Ship for just $200,000. It seems humankind’s fascination with the unknown is stronger than ever. But I can’t help…

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  Spring is approaching so dormice, bears and hedgehogs are beginning to emerge from their state of slumber in the hope of being greeting by a warmer climate than when they dozed off.   Having researched this topic at great length, take it from me when I say hibernating is not easy.   In order…

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Love it or hate it half term is upon us and we just have to deal with it. It’s only five days but to some it seems like an eternity. Keep reading for our top tips for surviving half term. Day 1. Your kids will have homework. If they say they don’t they are telling…

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Yesterday was the day of romance… Valentine’s day. Today we are left with a bitter air of sadness. What is the cause of this melancholy? Women who didn’t get the proposal they had been expecting spent the night sobbing silently into their pillows. And the men? Well, it’s quite tiring pretending that the gift of…

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So Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday. But most people prefer to call it Pancake Day. Why? Because it’s a day when families in homes across the country throw circular pieces of batter in the air. Pancakes for breakfast, pancakes for dinner and the children even have pancakes in their lunch boxes. But these days, in an…

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  According to an article I read in the telegraph recently, twice as many people die in accidents at home than on the roads… and the main causes of deaths at home are trips slips and falls and carbon monoxide poisoning. We feel we can help with both.  Obviously our highly trained engineers can carry…

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Be prepared. That famous scout motto which means one should always be in a state of readiness  to do one’s duty. Well I say. The phrase is said to date back to 1907 and was used to encourage young minds to prepare thoroughly so that everything they ever do is so well thought out beforehand…

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The humble cup of tea has become much more than just a drink. It means so many things to different people. It can mean ‘you’re welcome’ … Often it means ‘relax’ … It sometimes means ‘don’t worry’. A mug of tea conveys friendship, forgiveness and expresses a willingness to gossip. On a cold day it…

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