Easy Peasy Wainwright Walks

January 22, 2015 at 5:45 pm

Last week, research from the University of Cambridge revealed that walking at least 20 minutes a dayhas many proven health benefits and should be an important part of our daily life. A walk can be what you make it – you can walk the dog, walk the kids to school […]

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Top 10: How to beat the January blues

January 15, 2015 at 2:42 pm

After all the fun, togetherness and partying of the festive season, January can feel a bit blue. Dark mornings and evenings, plus day after day of winter weather might also dampen your spirits. But let’s not get too down in the dumps. There are plenty of ways to brighten January […]

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Resolute in your resolutions?

January 9, 2015 at 3:22 pm

‘A new year, a new me,’ – how many times do you hear that phrase in January? The old year draws to a close, and to celebrate we indulge in copious amounts of food and drink. As a sign of guilt, we feel the need to make up for our […]

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Hungry to eat or thirsty to exercise?

December 28, 2014 at 6:11 am

The Christmas period usually involves an abundance of the so called ‘Four Fs’ – Festivities, Family, Fun and Food. From chocolates at the office, to mince pies at home; from hot chocolate in front of Home Alone to some more chocolate after a roast, food takes centre stage; and rightly […]

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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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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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