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Win a Family Ticket to see Snow White at Beacon Arts Centre

    To enter the competition, simply answer the question below.     Good Luck!!  

What drink says summer better than Pimm’s?

What drink says summer better than Pimm’s?

We were all brought up drinking gallons of fruit squash and diluting juice as kids so it only seems right and proper that as grown-ups we progress to our own, alcoholic, version. And, if James Pimm is to be believed this is good for you – that […]

Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Some ideas for holiday reads by our feature editor Jo Simms. One of the biggest luxuries we treat ourselves to during the summer holidays is time. Time to ourselves; the kind of time when you don’t have to keep an anxious eye on the clock. And if […]

Summer in the Garden

Summer in the Garden

Kieran Gallagher of Cardwell Garden Centre gives us some tips for Summer Gardening. As we approach the end of spring and reflect on the gardening weather of 2017, it is fair to say ‘so far, so good’. April and May saw some dry and warm weather, perfect […]

Win a family ticket to the Chinese State Circus

Win a family ticket to the Chinese State Circus

We have 10 family tickets admitting 2 adults and up to 3 children (2/12years) each to give away, simply answer the question at the foot of the page, winners will be notified by email. Good Luck! The internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus is coming back, returning to […]

No Winter Lasts Forever…..

No Winter Lasts Forever.....

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. Kieran Gallagher, Cardwell Garden Centre   I think spring has to be my favourite season of the year, although I can sometimes be heard to say autumn. This is partly because of the gardening calendar, but also because […]

Win 2 tickets to see Siobhan Miller at Beacon Arts Centre

Win 2 tickets to see Siobhan Miller at the Beacon Arts Centre on Saturday 25 February at 7.30pm.   Siobhan Miller is one of Scotland’s foremost singers and twice winner of the prestigious “Scots Singer of the Year” title at the Scots Trad Music Awards. Just answer […]

Time to Sow

Time to Sow

by Kieran Gallacher, Cardwell Garden Centre As I walked my dog this morning, I noticed that the daffodils outside are beginning to poke their stems through the soil. However, they are also tinged with frost around the stems and that sums up this time of year in […]

Win a set of Peter’s Railway Books

Win a set of Peter's Railway Books

EIGHT years on from his first book Chris Vine has five hardbacks, 12 paperbacks and an activity book to his name, along with fans of all ages enthralled with his tales of Peter’s Railway. Children who have out-grown Thomas the Tank Engine are lapping up the authenticity […]

Christmas Presents on a Budget, Jodie Molyneux

Christmas Presents on a Budget, Jodie Molyneux

It’s a wrap: Christmas presents on a budget   Right off the bat, there is something I should confess: I could take or leave Christmas. I would sacrifice the black ice, near-permanent darkness and hordes of shoppers for a year-long summer of picnics in the park, late […]

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