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Month: March 2018

10 reasons to get children involved in gardening

10 reasons to get children involved in gardening

We have all heard that being outside in the fresh air has amazing health benefits. We have also heard that planting flowers can be therapeutic. But did you know that gardening has amazing developmental benefits for children? Here are ten amazing reasons to get children gardening; Engages All the Senses Children learn best when engaging all their senses. With gardening, kids can touch and feel the dirt (the bit they enjoy the most), seeds and flowers, see the vibrant colors…

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10 ways natural playgrounds help benefit children’s development

10 ways natural playgrounds help benefit children’s development

Playgrounds aren’t just about entertainment – they’re a key part of a child’s development. From confronting danger with climbing structures to social skills garnered by interaction in a play environment, playing outside helps children grow. Natural playgrounds and adventure playgrounds, built using wood, stone, sand and water, are a growing trend thanks to their sustainability and their suitability in a wide variety of landscapes. Put simply, they blend more seamlessly into different environments – from National Trust parks to schoolyards….

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Rainy days and Sundays always make me glad

Rainy days and Sundays always make me glad

‘This post was written in collaboration with Snazaroo’ We are desperate for some sun or at least for the snow and rain to clear up. I am running short of rainy day ideas, really you can only play hide and seek in a house as small as ours so many times. Just before the snow arrived we had a parcel arrive that has honestly kept us sane the past few weeks. Even Dylan at the grand old age of 8…

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A good day? (By Mr EBF ❤️)

A good day? (By Mr EBF ❤️)

My Dads got Cancer. Inoperable, terminal liver and oesophageal cancer. I’m still very much coming to terms with this fact. I’ve not cried, I’ve not got angry, I’ve not questioned the existence of a God or asked “why?”. I’ve got on with the fact that my Dads time is limited and wherever I can I’ll spend some time with him. But is not as easy as that is it? Every time I see him I’m reminded that he’s got cancer….

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The green, green artificial grass of home

The green, green artificial grass of home

I sometimes wonder if we actually have a dog or a rabbit. My back garden looks like it’s had a plough go across it. My gorgeous 2 year old Labrador does love to have a dig. We’ve tried filling in holes with bricks, filling in with mud and putting new grass seed down but nothing works. The front garden she never touches but the back garden is destroyed. We have looked at several different options. The replanting option we have…

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