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Whether it’s a poky patio or decadent decking, all outdoor spaces can be spruced up with some stylish touches. Gabrielle Fagan reveals how. Spending so much time at home has made us really appreciate our outdoor spaces – even if it’s the tiniest balcony or terrace. Sales of outdoor… Read More
07/06/2020
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An art therapist outlines how kids’ art can be used to help them and the rest of the family express emotions and bond together. Lisa Salmon reports. For most parents, children’s art is just something to stick on the fridge and stow away when possible. But those splodgy works… Read More
07/06/2020
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Give in and get creative. Claire Spreadbury rounds up her top picks for families. When the stress of homeschooling starts to heighten, crack out the craft – easy, fun projects are great for encouraging kids to be creative, and can be relaxing too. Get involved if you can, as… Read More
28/05/2020
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Make everlasting mementoes and gifts by growing and drying your own flowers, with help from expert floral artist Bex Partridge. Gardeners may be looking for new ways to make the most of their fruit and flowers this year – and dried flowers are once again catching on. Head-dresses, gift… Read More
28/05/2020
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Florals never go out of fashion and this season they’re in full bloom. Gabrielle Fagan reveals her top petal power picks. If you’ve been missing your outdoor floral fix, there are plenty of ways to ‘grow’ your own dazzling display of blooms at home. You can take your pick… Read More
28/05/2020
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The first week of Estate Agents being allowed to conduct house viewings has been a real eye opener, with the level of buyer activity much higher than anticipated which hopefully bodes well for a quick bounce back in the house market. No doubt there will be some readers who… Read More
22/05/2020
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We are pleased to bring you a preview of this property in Wellingtonia Avenue, which is due to go to the open market soon at a guide price around £1,500,000. Wellingtonia Avenue is a sought after area on the cusp of Crowthorne / Finchampstead in Berkshire. Take A Video… Read More
22/05/2020
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Homeschooling while working can really ramp up the stress levels. Claire Spreadbury asks the experts for some advice. If you’re a working parent, life might feel increasingly tough at the moment. Being furloughed undoubtedly comes with its own set of problems, but when you’re expected to work normally, while… Read More
19/05/2020
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From chalk paint effects, transforming tiles and display ideas, Sam Wylie-Harris suggests some quick and clever revamps. Decorating projects are usually something many of us put off, or happily call in the professionals for. But in these unprecedented times, lockdown has launched a determined army of DIY enthusiasts ready… Read More
19/05/2020
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As National Children’s Gardening Week approaches, captivate your children with a crop of gardening books aimed at the young. When the contents of the sandpit are all over the patio, the trampoline has lost its bounce and the little ones are short of something to do, there’s a plethora… Read More
19/05/2020
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Armchair travel has never been so exhausting. But which sites are worthy of your time? Sarah Marshall finds out….
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