Christmas Creativity Corner

December 16, 2014 at 4:50 pm

How often do you think to yourself, ‘What can I get do to keep the kids entertained?’ We’ve asked resident Regatta baker, Sally, to share her best Christmas Cake Pop recipe, filled with tricks, tips and games to keep your little ones busy…   ‘Cake Pops are both easy to make […]

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12 of the best – Britain’s best winter festivals and events

December 8, 2014 at 11:15 am

Winter brings a cheerful range of UK festivals, from festive fun to winter walking. Here we bring you 12 of the best. Aberdeen’s Winter Festival Where: Aberdeen, Scotland When: November 1 – January 31, 2015 The Scottish city of Aberdeen embraces a full winter-long event from November to January, including […]

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Flyball II

A dog’s job

November 24, 2014 at 10:58 am

Well what a year!  After discovering Flyball I was completely hooked.  A team sport with four dogs of any breed running down a course of jumps to get a ball and then run back again ready for the next dog to go.  How hard could it be???  Well, it’s a […]

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Top 10 Winter Alternatives to Camping

November 13, 2014 at 5:04 pm

If you fancy camping but you’re worried about roughing it, you’ll love these alternative ideas for outdoors-style overnighters. Most of the accommodations are described as glamping, which is a more glamorous form of camping.   1) Glamping Tents When is a tent not a tent? When it’s a Fipple the […]

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Drive a Porsche or Ride a Horse?

November 7, 2014 at 2:20 pm

From a young age, I was taught all about what’s on Old Macdonald’s Farm – “with a woof woof here and an oink oink there. Here a hiss, there a roar, everywhere a neigh neigh.” As I grew older, sounds were replaced with drawings and a one way conversation with […]

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10 things to do in the October holidays

October 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm

As children looking forward to a week or two of school holidays in October, parents might be scratching their heads over what to do in the mid-term break. We suggest 10 great outdoor activities for kids and families this autumn. 1) Wild food foraging: Hunting for your wild foods is […]

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Two Three Peak Challenges

October 13, 2014 at 3:57 pm

When taking on the three peaks, don’t let anyone tell you that preparation isn’t everything. Weeks of training, progression of fitness, suitable kit and accommodation are just a handful of things that MUST be done. Everyone approaches the Three Peaks Challenge differently, here are just two approaches. Jason Cartwright is […]

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Anyone for Conkers?

September 23, 2014 at 2:23 pm

The leaves may be falling and the nights drawing in, but there is plenty to look forward to this Autumn. The run up to Christmas is an exciting time; when you can enjoy the fresh air and make the most of the great outdoors. Indulge in some good old fashioned […]

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The 1000 mile walk…

September 9, 2014 at 10:44 am

In the words of The Proclaimers –“I would walk Five Hundred Miles and I would Walk Five Hundred More” I regularly fundraise on behalf of Cancer Research and Drug Development at the Royal Marsden Hospital where I was once a patient, but walking 1000 miles was my most ambitious fundraising […]

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September 2, 2014 at 10:33 am

Checking my bank balance is often a depressing job. Where did all that week’s earnings go? Ah yes, I see. The horses. The horses. And the horses. Woops! Not much money left for me.                     Thank goodness for the Regatta clothing […]

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