Wednesday, 26 April, 2017 - 10:10
The UK spends £1.4bn on plants. That’s a lot of greenery. If you add in the garden tools, furniture, barbeques, plant food and other garden essentials then the annual spend on our little patch of nature is £5bn.
Thursday, 13 April, 2017 - 11:23
What is more fun at Easter than an egg hunt in the garden? Very little is the short answer. Assuming the weather doesn’t suddenly revert back to winter, it’s the perfect way of amusing a gang of toddlers.
Monday, 10 April, 2017 - 10:38
Hooray! The light is back! After months in the gloom of winter. You know the routine for the last few months. The good intentions to get the kids down to the park even though there’s a light drizzle and stiff breeze.
Thursday, 30 March, 2017 - 12:34
This is the time of year when the great carwash takes place. The depth of winter is a pointless time for this task. Gleaming paintwork stays gleaming for about 3 minutes when the roads are as muddy as farm tracks and the potholes brim over with deep dark dirty water.
Thursday, 16 March, 2017 - 12:12
What’s the toughest part of being a parent? Like the Oscars there are many dramas in contention here.
Monday, 27 February, 2017 - 11:24
There aren’t many downsides to spring, but teaming-up the best season of the year with the word ‘cleaning’ takes some of the shine off.
Friday, 27 January, 2017 - 10:39
Here is the test. What connects the world’s most bitter substance, milk chocolate and St Valentine’s Day?
A bit like a question on QI or the riddles you get in the more challenging Christmas crackers, you either know this one or you don’t.
Friday, 27 January, 2017 - 10:11
It’s that time of the season again – hard frost on the car – just to make family mornings even more fun. But there are dangers lurking under the glittery surface.
Monday, 16 January, 2017 - 10:24
According to a survey from the Discovery Channel, the average British woman spends 2 hours and 23 minutes on housework every day.
Friday, 13 January, 2017 - 15:25
We're not sure if it helps your mood to be told that it’s officially the Most Miserable Day of the Year. This grim title is attached to the third Monday in January. Why this particular Monday out of the 52 other less than magnificent Mondays we have to face throughout the year?