Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin Pie, Soup & Risotto… Halloween is my least favourite holiday. I detest being scared, the dark and anything spooky. But one thing I do love is how easy it is to get hold of Pumpkins. Pumpkins are not only great fun to carve, which the whole family can get involved with, but you can […]

Halloween Games

Halloween Games

Over the centuries, Halloween has transitioned from a pagan ritual to a day of parties, dressing up and trick or treat pranks. Here we look at two classic  games to enjoy if you are holding a party, be warned though, it could get messy! GUESS THE BODY PART Cut a hole in the top of […]

Halloween Fun Facts

Halloween Fun Facts

Over the centuries, Halloween has transitioned from a pagan ritual to a day of parties, dressing up and trick or treat pranks. Here we  look at some fun facts. The word “witch” comes from the Old English wicce, meaning “wise woman.” Wiccan were highly respected people at one time. According to  popular belief, witches held […]

Tasty Tomatoes

Tasty Tomatoes

  Another seasonal favourite, plentiful, cheap, colourful and very tasty, great for preserving TOMATO SAUCE This is a brilliant thing to have in the freezer for a quick healthy supper for the kids or to add to many other sauces like bolognaise/curry/ratatouille/or to top pizza. Heat oven to 200 degrees 1 kilo tomatoes, any variety […]

Snug as a Bug

Snug as a Bug

We may not like the creepy crawlies that live in our gardens, but insects can be the gardener’s best friend. Whether they are pollinators or predators, they will help manage pests and keep your garden healthy, so it’s in our best interest  to help keep these bugs snug. Many bugs, such as beetles, woodlice, spiders […]

Smart Snacks

Smart Snacks

Do you battle to get your children to eat healthy snacks? Here are a few simple suggestions and ideas on how to win the fight. Do your kids come home from school ‘hangry’? Sure it may be that he/she didn’t enjoy the day’s lessons or has had a disagreement with a friend, but more often […]

Feel Good Foods

Put the spring back into your step with some mood boosting food. CRANBERRIES Full of nutrients and great for keeping  your urinary tract healthy. They are also  high in Vitamin C and therefore help to boost the body’s resistance against  infection. RED MEAT Beat the fatigue and boost your iron levels with red meat. Eat […]

The Health Benefits of Charcoal

The Health Benefits of Charcoal

Who would imagine that Charcoal supposedly holds life-changing health benefits? It is becoming the hot new ingredient in many food and drink products across the UK. Here we look at its health benefits Activated charcoal can be used as a potent natural treatment. It is used to trap toxins in the body, enabling them to […]

Barbary Ape of Carew Castle

Barbary Ape of Carew Castle

Wales is a country steeped in myth and legend. Ancient tales passed down through generations tell of strange creatures that once roamed the hills and valleys, lurked in the watery depths of rivers and lakes or inhabited the wild rocky shores. Here we share the story of the Barbary Ape of Carew Castle. Part Norman […]

Empty Nest Syndrome

Empty Nest Syndrome

Dealing with the expected wrench of your child leaving home. Whether your child is off to study at university or simply setting up home on their own home, the emotions parents go through, can be quite confusing. It’s not surprising that many parents struggle in the first few months, here are just a few and […]