Ginger – deliciously beneficial

The benefits of ginger go far beyond its well-known culinary use! This warm, stimulating herb has been used for thousands of years for traditional healing. Its claim to fame is as a superb digestive aid but it has many more healing qualities. An infusion of fresh, thinly sliced root ginger in boiling water has a …

It’s time to be driven dotty, but in a good way!

Dot-to-Dot books are the latest craze following on from adult colouring books. Connect the dots one by one until the hidden drawing is revealed. If you are feeling particularly creative you can also enjoy colouring in the image afterwards. You will be amazed at the level of detail in some of the more challenging puzzles, …

Spoiling yourself doesn’t mean we have to spoil the world

“I’ve looked everywhere for a range of products that are natural and biodegradable, but just as importantly, look, smell and feel wonderful to use.” Kate Humble, 2015. The HUMBLE range of bath and beauty products are the brain child of Kate Humble the presenter, author, environmentalist and farmer. Kate had become increasingly aware of the …

Celebrating Butterfly Education & Awareness Day

The Association for Butterflies is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the welfare of butterflies through conservation, research and education. In an effort to raise public awareness about the benefits and necessity of butterfly conservation, this day aims to promote the importance and joy of butterfly gardening and habitat creation/restoration. Aesthetically pleasing, important pollinators and excellent …

Celebrating Dads – Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day (Sunday 18th June) is a celebration honouring fathers or father-figures and celebrating paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. If you are looking for ways to spoil your Dad or you simply want to surprise him with a little treat, check out the range of gifts we have to offer. Postage is …

Happy Birthday Your Majesty

The Queen celebrates two birthdays each year: her actual birthday on 21st April and her official birthday on the second Saturday in June. The Queen usually spends her actual birthday privately, but the occasion is marked publicly by gun salutes in central London at midday: a 41 gun salute in Hyde Park, a 21 gun salute …

Talcum Powder – Surprisingly Useful!

Long associated with kids’ bath times or a visit round your grandmother’s house, talcum powder has been a bathroom staple for generations. But you’ll be surprised with some of its uses, check out our top 12 below: 1. Talcum powder can work like a moisturiser to help soothe extra-dry skin. If you have areas of …

History of Jigsaws

From children barely a year old, right through to the older generations, jigsaw puzzles appeal to everyone. They provide hours of entertainment that can be enjoyed alone or with a few friends. There are many avid jigsaw enthusiasts around the world, including the Queen who is apparently a big jigsaw lover. So how were jigsaws …

Random Acts of Kindness Week February 12-18th

February 12-18th is Random Acts of Kindness Week; celebrated by individuals, groups and organisations nationwide to encourage acts of kindness. This seven-day celebration demonstrates that kindness is contagious. It all starts with one act – one smile, one coffee for a stranger, one favour for a friend. It’s an opportunity for participants to leave the …