How to look after your garden in wet weather

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Does it feel like this wet weather is never-ending? It almost feels like it has been raining non-stop since the kids went back to school in September and our garden is really suffering for it. The grass hasn’t had its pre-winter trim and is covered in moss and pine needles and the borders are in serious need of some TLC. Did you know that when soil is waterlogged, plants literally drown? Water fills all the air spaces between the soil… Continue Reading “How to look after your garden in wet weather”

Alchemlife PhytoRelief-CC® – natural seasonal immunity support

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Working in the early years sector is a very rewarding job, but that age group are notoriously susceptible to picking up all kinds of bugs and it can leave us constantly feeling that we are fighting off one thing or another. I am a fan of natural remedies as a whole as already take turmeric to help relieve inflammation of my joints caused by arthritis, so when I was invited to try Alchemlife PhytoRelief-CC®, a natural seasonal immunity support lozenge which contains… Continue Reading “Alchemlife PhytoRelief-CC® – natural seasonal immunity support”

Fun things to do outside when it’s cold

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Winter weather can make getting outdoors seem like an ordeal – cold temperatures, snow, frost and ice and a lack of warm sunshine can make even the most outdoorsy family want to hibernate inside. In my experience, the kids are less bothered about challenging weather conditions than adults, especially if their are things to catch their attention and play with. The important thing is to layer up and wrap them up nice and warm, with a special focus on hats, gloves and snuggly warm socks. Fun… Continue Reading “Fun things to do outside when it’s cold”

3 Kid Friendly Activities To Enjoy This Winter

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The cold weather can make it a little more challenging to think of kid-friendly activities. In summer, taking a ball and a picnic to the park makes for a fun, simple day out for all the family, but in winter parents may have to get a little more creative. Here are three examples of fun activities that the little ones can enjoy even when temperatures start to fall. Winter Wonderland Winter Wonderland, in Hyde Park, has so much going on… Continue Reading “3 Kid Friendly Activities To Enjoy This Winter”

Connect Your Kids To Nature – Even In The Middle Of Winter!

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We take it for granted that connecting to nature is a good thing – but did you know there’s a wealth of research evidence to prove it? Over the last 30 years researchers have set up numerous experiments designed to find out whether being close to the natural world has real and measurable benefits, and the answer has been an overwhelming ‘yes’ One of the very first trials found that a group of postoperative hospital patients with a view of… Continue Reading “Connect Your Kids To Nature – Even In The Middle Of Winter!”