Traditional Christmas garland at Cothele

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A walk around Kilminorth Woods

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Be Inspired Q&A with Mania Mavridou

Be Inspired Q&A with Mania Mavridou

Mania Mavridou is an architect, blogger and consultant, from Greece. In a nutshell, what do you do? I studied architecture and have worked as a freelance architect, architectural design and CAD educator, interior designer, colour consultant, graphic designer, writer...

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10 craft projects for Halloween

10 craft projects for Halloween

Whether you're having a party and want some decor, or need to keep your kids entertained, here are some crafty things I've gathered to give you some ideas. Have fun and happy halloween! 1. Butternut Squash SkullsYou may be used to carving pumpkins, but turning a...

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One minute fairytale: Little Red Riding Hood

One minute fairytale: Little Red Riding Hood

Originally published in 2011 Having recently rediscovering how much I enjoyed pen and ink drawing and creating a little red riding hood picture I decided to go one step further and turn this into an animation.  I like things to have a USP (unique selling point!)...

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Wild Swimming at Sharrah Pool

Wild Swimming at Sharrah Pool

Floating on my back I felt the warmth of the sun on my face as the river’s current turned me in slow circles on my lazy drift downstream. A blue damselfly danced in the air inches from my face before joining others along the riverbank. Turning to watch them I realised...

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Enjoy a cream tea in the South West of England

Enjoy a cream tea in the South West of England

A cream tea at the Two Bridges Hotel, Dartmoor By Gillian Adams Do you take cream or jam first? This may seem like an unusual question, but it's one that is hotly debated in the counties of Devon and Cornwall, which lie in the South West of England. The traditional...

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