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Our Indian Holiday of a Lifetime! New Delhi

My overriding memory of India is of noise, colour and movement. It is never still! There are literally thousands of people crowding the streets of Delhi, and I couldn’t help wondering what they were all doing and where they were all going! On our first day we...

The London to Brighton Run

In these days of motorway mayhem and congestion charges it’s difficult to imagine a time when owning a car was considered daring, a little eccentric and beyond the wildest dreams of most British people. When Jean-Joseph Etienne Lenoir patented the internal combustion...

Tequila!

Tequila was North America’s first distilled drink and the first to be produced commercially. Like Mexico itself it is surrounded by myth… Tequila is made from cactus juice No, it’s made only from the blue Agave plant which is related to the Amaryllis and the Lily. It...

Stir Up Sunday

Stir Up Sunday is on 26th November The tradition dates back to Victorian times, when the family would gather together to stir the Christmas pudding the Sunday before advent began. The opening words of the Book Of Common Prayer, read on the Sunday before Advent, are...

Sparkler Safety

Fireworks in the garden can be great fun, as long as they are used safely. Each year, over half of all firework injuries are suffered by children. Did you know that sparklers get five times hotter than cooking oil? Sparklers are not toys and should never be given to a...

First Aid

It can take just a few minutes to save someone’s life Your daughter has a nosebleed. Your father chokes on a piece of meat. Your toddler swallows some floor cleaner. Would you know what to do? First aid is the care given before the emergency services arrive. A blocked...

How to Make Slime

During the long summer break it’s good to have a trick or two up your sleeve to entertain the kids on a rainy day. One of my...erm sorry their favourites is making slime! It’s fun and teaches them a bit of chemistry too. What you need White glue Sodium tetraborate...

Amazing Animals at the Tropical Butterfly House

This Summer, the Tropical Butterfly House is bringing back their superheroes event, Amazing Animals! Visitors will get the chance to discover the superhero skills of lemurs, meerkats, owls, snakes and more in close up animal encounters every day of the school...

Unlocking Confidence on Ethel

The Ethel is a registered community charity barge based in Sheffield, which looks to unlock the confidence of children and young adults with mental and physical disabilities. Based in winter at Victoria Quays and at Thorne Marina in summer we take our visitors on day...

Paths in the Park

When Greenlands Tenants and Residents Association was launched in 2006 we asked what would improve our area of benefit, which includes Greenlands Park. At the top of the list were more footpaths in the park. We knew it would be costly and we set about obtaining...

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