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Tips For Keeping Your Pets Happy During Fireworks

Tips For Keeping Your Pets Happy During Fireworks

With Halloween and Diwali this month, Bonfire Night next and Christmas and New Year celebrations just around the corner, it is a busy time of year for fireworks. While they delight us as they light up the sky, they can frighten our pets – making them scared, on edge and anxious. However, there are things you can do to reduce …

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The Baggy Pantry Where There Is Always Room For More

The Baggy Pantry Where There Is Always Room For More

Lois Simpson is a bespoke pastry chef and caterer whose work combines the love and enjoyment of home baking with the presentation and refinement of an artisan bakery. Based in Ardingly, Lois grew up with a rural background and attended Steiner education at Michael Hall in Forest Row. She is creative with an interest in art, textiles and music. However, …

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100 Years Of Girlguiding!

100 Years Of Girlguiding

This month, Girlguiding East Grinstead Division is celebrating it’s centenary! Established seven years after Girlguiding began in 1910, the first meeting of the group took place on October 19, 1917. It was at that meeting that it was proposed to form three companies of Girlguides in East Grinstead. A committee was formed and called the East Grinstead Local Association. The …

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Mulch And Composting

Mulch And Composting

Looking to offer your plants and home-grown fruit and veg a top-up of goodness? Why not look into mulching and composting and the benefits? Gardens can be hard to manage – there are many different treatments and routines to use. It is very difficult, do you compost? Do you use mulch? Mulch is a protective covering placed on the ground …

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Stoolball – A Sussex Tradition

Stoolball – A Sussex Tradition

Stoolball is believed to have originated in Sussex and has been played since the 15th Century. Popular in Sussex, Surrey and the Midlands, it has been played at Lord’s cricket ground and the gardens of Buckingham Palace. Traditionally, the sport was played by milkmaids who used their milking stools as a wicket. Medieval references describe it as a game which …

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Bling It Up

Add some sparkle into your life with beautiful bling! From necklaces to hair pieces, shoes to bags, there is nothing quite like some stunning accessories to make you shine. We have listed the best of the bejewelled bunch for you to sparkle your way into the new season.     By Shelley Welti

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Take To The Water!

Take To The Water!

If dry land has got too much for you, why not try a water-based group, club, or activity? We have got a rundown of groups, clubs and activities you can get involved with in and around Sussex and Surrey! Sailing Sailing is a relaxing activity allowing you to enjoy the nature around you and the tranquillity of the water. There …

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Halloween Your Home

Halloween Your Home

Halloween is the perfect time to be creepily creative! Whether indoors or outdoors you can add the spook factor to your home in a cost effective way which can involve the whole family to ensure your Halloween night 2017 is a fright night to remember and one which is all about treats and no tricks! If you are preparing for …

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Dealing With Diabetes

Dealing With Diabetes

Next month, Tuesday, November 14 marks World Diabetes Day – activities will take place globally on the day to raise awareness of diabetes. Numbers are rising of those with diabetes, what can be done to help those diagnosed, deal with the condition? What You Need To Do If you have diabetes think about the following ways you can be better …

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Life Of Mental Illness

Life Of Mental Illness

My mental health battle has been a long one. I have suffered from depression since my teens, although, it was not diagnosed for years. My behaviour was put down to being a teenager. It was not until 2014 that Haywards Heath author and blogger Kirsty Frampton was diagnosed with depression. She was then diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in …

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