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Meeting the Nozstock family

Meeting the Nozstock family

I’ve been attending festivals for over twenty seven years. In that time I have fallen in and out of love with different festivals for a variety of reasons, however over the years one that has always remained a consistent favourite not just for me but the whole family is Nozstock. Reviewing it over the years and the fact it’s on the doorstep has made me feel more attached to the festival so when I was recently invited to come and…

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5 Reasons to choose Sicily for your next family Holiday

5 Reasons to choose Sicily for your next family Holiday

If you haven’t already, it’s definitely time to plan your next holiday or at least start taking a look at some of the best places to visit. If you’re thinking about visiting Italy, then you shouldconsider going to the island of Sicily. Here are 5 good reasons Sicily might be the ideal destination for your next vacation. 1. Gorgeous beachesBeing the second largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily has some of the best beaches in the world. Due to the nature of itscoastline, there usually is a cool breeze and lots of green areas to enjoy it. Kite flying, kayaking, beach soccer, are just a few of the many activities more…

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4 Tactics for a road trip with young kids

4 Tactics for a road trip with young kids

If you’ve got kids, then you’ll understand that things can get fractious when boredom sets in. From tears and tantrums to annoying their siblings, kids will find other things to occupy them if there isn’t anything to do. The bad news for parents is that this response to boredom can end up being amplified significantly on long and boring car journeys. Put it this way: if you’re bored on a car journey, then imagine what it’s like for your kids!…

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Grown out of it – a guest post

Grown out of it – a guest post

Recently I have discovered a wonderful local company called ‘Grown out of it’. A company that really impressed me with their ethos on recycling. I am delighted to share a guest post from Sharon and Michelle, explaining everything that they have done, please take a look and pop over to the website after reading, it’s such a fabulous concept. The UK based charity WRAP (The Waste and Resources Action Programme) has estimated that £140 million worth of clothing goes into…

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Creating a mud free zone – Engineered wood flooring

Creating a mud free zone – Engineered wood flooring

Laying a new floor in a 400 year old cottage has its challenges. We love living in the countryside (you may have noticed). There are very few downsides to living in a field next to some woods with no neighbours for miles. One of the few, is mud.  All it takes is a couple of days of rain, 2 children, a dog and a cat to turn the kitchen into something resembling the front of the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury. …

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