Conquer the castle Posted On 30 July 2021

Dare to engage in battle?   Currently home to James Saunders Watson and his family, Rockingham Castle is a truly spectacular place which the public are lucky enough to be able to experience. James explains, “This remarkable castle, built on the instruction of William the Conqueror, has been my family’s home for 450 years. Prior …

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You’ve got a Friend in Me Posted On 30 July 2021

Celebrate International Day of Friendship with your best ones   Friendships help our lives have purpose and meaning. Research has shown that having strong friendships can allow us to live longer, be happier and lead healthier lives. When you are younger, your family are your first port of call for advice and care. As we …

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Melt-proof your Make-up Posted On 29 July 2021

How to beat the July heat   Heat and humidity aren’t your best friends when it comes to creating a flawless make-up look. Panda eyes from mascara tracks making their way slowly down your cheeks, oily skin where your foundation has become smudged and is now offering a patchwork effect rather than coverage. Combine this …

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Having Fun from Home this Summer Posted On 28 July 2021

As we approach another British Summer, attention will inevitably turn to occupying the kids throughout the school holidays   We know how hard it can be to continue to entertain them, so take a look at our list of recommended activities to get them excited, without having to leave your home.   Get Creative If …

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DIY or better yet DIT (Do it together) Posted On 27 July 2021

Projects your Kids can help with   Completing a task together is a great chance to bond with your kids and the sense of accomplishment you will both feel when you have created something together is unbeatable. Getting kids involved with small scale DIY, or the newly named DIT, projects will build up a bank …

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A Decluttered Home leads to a decluttered Mind Posted On 26 July 2021

Easy Decluttering Tips   Clutter can easily build-up. The unopened post by the front door. The shoes which seem to be littered in every room of the house. The items you use all the time which never seem to find a home. Living in a space which seems ‘full’ or ‘busy’ means it can be …

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Parkrunday is back Posted On 23 July 2021

Rutland Water Parkrun Returns   For some people the return of the Rutland Water Parkrun this Saturday will not mean much. For others, you have been checking the Facebook page and website for updates daily, scouring the list of newly approved Parkruns in eager anticipation of your local run joining the list, reading that ‘not …

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Summer Days, Drifting Away… Posted On 23 July 2021

Stop them in their tracks and make the most of the longer daylight hours   Summertime means our days seem longer. We are blessed with more sunlight. This means more serotonin (a key hormone in stabilising our moods and making us feel happy) and less melatonin (a hormone which signals our bodies to go to …

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‘Green’ Garden Furniture Posted On 22 July 2021

Choosing Sustainable Garden Furniture   Gorgeous garden furniture is on the ‘to-buy’ list of many this summer. Choosing sustainable furniture allows you to purchase the perfect outdoor set guilt-free. Material selection is key. Your furniture needs to be durable, non-toxic and able to withstand both high and low temperatures. Wood is one of the best …

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Family Fun Posted On 21 July 2021

Without breaking the bank   The summer holidays are rapidly approaching signalling seemingly endless hours in which our kids need to be entertained, educated and engaged. Panic! This is sure to be expensive right? Wrong! The most important thing you can give your children is your time and attention. There are plenty of ways you …

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