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Gardening With The Whole Family | Expert Advice

Posted by Matt Knight

Summer is a time when many parents get out into the garden and make the improvements that were postponed through winter. But gardening doesn't just have to be for adults. There are plenty of things outside to interest children and by working on some fun activities together you may be able to spark their interest and have fun as a family.

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Topics: expert advice made easy, Gardening

Safe Cycling in London | Expert Advice

Posted by Matt Knight

Cycling is a very simple activity that is widely enjoyed – even Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was seen on a bike in London recently, cannot resist the urge to jump on a bike and ride around. Cycling presents many opportunities and benefits to a lot of people. Some examples include the satisfying need for an adrenaline rush; the use of a good exercise tool to maintain personal health and exercise; a convenient transportation device to certain proximal destinations and exploring nearby scenic areas.

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Topics: cycling, expert advice made easy

Catalan Fish Stew | Quick and Simple Recipes

Posted by Matt Knight

We've been enjoying some baking-hot weather recently and what better to do when the sun is out, than to enjoy the company of friends and family? If you're looking to put together a tasty meal you could do worse than this quick and simple recipe for Catalan Fish Stew. With light, summery flavours and healthy fish, this is a fantastic option when entertaining several people. 

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Topics: quick and easy recipes, cookery

Wimbledon Celebrities: Will and Kate

Posted by Matt Knight

All focus and attention for the next two weeks will be poured into the action at the Wimbledon Championships. The excitement was initiated Monday with the first match wins and celebrities in attendance: singer Niall Horan, television star Millie Mackintosh, rapper Drake, and fashion star Jameela Jamil. As expected, the media isn’t focusing on the tennis matches themselves, they are focusing on the celebrities that are present. So, this brings up the biggest question: Which match are Will and Kate going to attend?

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Getting To Grips With Contacts | Expert Advice for iPhone

Posted by Matt Knight

iPhones are amazing. They can do so many things, but when it really comes down to it they are still phones. That means that one of the most essential things you should be able to do is make calls, right? Making calls and sorting contacts isn't rocket science, but on a phone packed with so many other features it might not be immediately clear to the new user. Read on for a quick slice of expert advice and master your contacts in no time. 

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Topics: technology, Apple IOS, iPhone, computing and apps

Connect To The Internet, Then Use It | Expert Advice for iPhone

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Topics: technology, Apple IOS, iPhone, computing and apps

Get To Grips With Windows Media Player | Expert Advice Made Easy

Posted by Matt Knight

Windows Media Player is a powerful manager of offline music, and lets you listen to your MP3s, organize them, make playlists and much more besides. 

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Topics: technology, expert advice made easy, Microsoft Windows

Drawing Heads and Faces | Manga Made Easy

Posted by Matt Knight

Our amazing new title How To Draw Manga: Made Easy features loads of informative guides to help improve your drawing skills. Today's blog takes a look at some the helpful advice you can expect, written by our insightful art experts.

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Topics: expert advice made easy, Manga

Stunning Weekend Destinations Around England

Posted by Matt Knight

Want to get out in the sunshine but don't want to break the bank? There's no need to take a holiday abroad when you already live in an absolutely stunning country. In today's blog we'll take a whistle-stop tour across England, giving you some tips for places to visit in the nice weather. However, the destinations listed below are only the tip of the iceberg. There's a tonne of other suggestions in our new book England Undiscovered. The perfect solution for anyone looking to explore the country and find some beauty spots off the beaten path. 

Anyway, today we're going from top to bottom; so up first is The North!

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Topics: Travel

Grow Your Own Vegetables and Make A Healthy Salad

Posted by Matt Knight

Now's the time to get out in your garden! Even if you haven't quite drummed up the energy yet to prepare for a summer harvest, there's still plenty of time to start planning your plot so that you can grow some tasty vegetables.

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Topics: expert advice made easy, Gardening, Digging and Planting

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