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Chilli Roast Chicken | Simple Recipes

Posted by Matt Knight

Well, quite frankly we're stuffed. As in, we ate a lot of food over the Christmas break. No doubt many of you reading this will have also over-indulged over the holidays, so here at Flame Tree we thought we should try and shape up a little over January. But just who would we be if we didn't impart some advice onto you, our lovely readers? 

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Topics: quick and easy recipes

A Couple of Fun Family Projects | Made Easy

Posted by Matt Knight

Hopefully as we get closer to Christmas, you may find some free time to spend with your young ones. Whether you have some holiday booked or only have the weekends and evenings free, these small projects are easy complete and should provide some enjoyment your family.

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Topics: kitchen and home, bicarbonate of soda

Drawing Different Body Types | Made Easy

Posted by Matt Knight

As bodies grow and age, they change, but the basic rules of drawing stay the same. Break it down into simple shapes. And, remember, you don’t have to draw from the nude – careful observation can help you make accurate figure drawings in or out of clothes.

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Topics: drawing

Cheesy Chicken Burgers | Quick and Simple Recipes

Posted by Matt Knight

I'm really sorry, but we have to talk about it.

Summer is over.

We enjoyed the sun whilst we could but it's already starting to get cold. Annoyingly, it's only going to get colder. For many, this is far from ideal news. However, here at Flame Tree we're putting on our bravest faces and trying to embrace the colder seasons. 

For instance: with colder weather comes comfy jumpers! Reading books by the fire! AND cooking yummy, hearty food!

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Topics: quick and easy recipes, cookery

10 Tips for a Fantastic Holiday | Expert Advice

Posted by Matt Knight

Travelling the world can be a hugely exciting and life changing experience as there are so many incredible sights to be seen. If you are thinking of jetting off, or have already booked your tickets, you're probably pretty excited. However before you go take a look at our top tips that may help you make the most of your journey.

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Topics: Travel

Children and Cycling | Expert Advice Made Easy

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Cycling is great for children in all sorts of ways, whether as passengers on your bicycle going to school or the shops, travelling independently on their own bicycles, or simply enjoying cycling for sport and recreation. It’s all good, wholesome fun. Today's blog looks at the basics of getting children involved in cycling and cover the key safety issues.

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Buying A Bike | Cycling Made Easy

Posted by Matt Knight

There are so many types of bicycle that finding the right one can be daunting. Today's blog might not be able to tell you which bicycle is right for you, but it will help you to narrow the choices down from the many to a few.

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Working with Photos | Windows 8.1 Made Easy

Posted by Matt Knight

A key part of home computing is sorting and viewing photos. Windows 8.1 is a fantastic way to enjoy your pictures but sometimes keeping on top of this digital deluge can be difficult. Don't let yourself become overwhelmed, today's blog helps get you started with photo management in Windows 8.1. 

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Topics: expert advice made easy, Everyday Guides, Microsoft Windows

Adding Images | HTML & CSS Basics Made Easy

Posted by Matt Knight

Most websites contain a lot more than just text. Images, video and audio can greatly increase your visitor numbers and encourage them to stay longer. Advanced HTML5 features such as geolocation can improve your site’s interactions with your visitors and, of course, adding a sprinkle of visual polish is always a good idea.

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Topics: technology, expert advice made easy, computing and apps, Everyday Guides

Make Your Own Apple Ad | Photoshop Tutorial Made Easy

Posted by Matt Knight

If there's one reason we love Apple products, it's because they market their products excellently. Their signature style is the timeless 'product on white', and though their approach has evolved over the years one of the most typical examples of this is the product in a white, slightly reflective room.

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Topics: Photoshop, expert advice made easy

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