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Month: October 2017

The Magic of Storytelling takes over Longleat’s Festival of Light

As the temperatures drop and the crisp winter months move in, the dark skies make glittering lights look even brighter. Longleat’s annual Festival of Light takes full advantage of its naturally magical backdrop to bring something special to the festive season. Taking place from November 5 until January 7, 2018, the theme of this year’s event is The Magic of Storytelling. Set in a ‘Once upon a time’ land of wonder and magic, anything is possible and new surprises lie around every corner. Days out at Longleat Longleat’s Festival of Light offers a double whammy of fun. Each day ticket entitles guests to...

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How to make Lyle’s Toffee Apples

Crunchy toffee apples must be the ideal treat to enjoy on an autumnal evening near a roaring fire. Lyle’s Toffee Apples Makes: 8 Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 20-23 minutes  Ingredients 8 small Cox’s or Granny Smith apples, stalks twisted off 400g (14oz) Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Sugar 120ml (4floz) water 4 tbsp Lyle’s Golden Syrup 50g (2oz) unsalted butter You will also need 8 wooden ice-lolly sticks, a thermometer and a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Method Put the apples in a large bowl, pour over boiling water to cover and then quickly pour...

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How to keep your baby safe on bonfire night

Bonfire night is an exciting time for children and a mesmerising experience for babies. Your baby may love the atmosphere of a fireworks display, but at the same time could easily become scared of the loud noises. We’ve put together some basic safety tips to help you keep your baby safe on bonfire night. Keep your baby warm and comfortable Be sure to wrap your little one up in plenty of layers: layers are the key! Make sure that their hands, feet and head are covered well. If possible, place them in baby carrier or sling (facing you is...

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How to boost your immunity naturally

Why is it that at this time of year everyone you know is getting sick?  It starts with one person in the office and spreads like wildfire.  Your partner or one of the kids comes home sick and before you know it you are wrapped up in a blanket sipping on hot lemon and honey working your way through another box of tissues. How quickly your body can fight the infection and get you back on your feet is totally dependent on an optimal intake of vitamins and minerals.  You need to make sure you are eating a diet...

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Dos and Don’ts of commuting during pregnancy

Spending the day on a hot and crowded train is a stressful experience for anyone, but experts have expressed concerns that a stressful commute can put mums and babies at risk. A recent medical study found that stress during pregnancy can not only increase a woman’s own risk of complications, but can also affect the pregnancies of her daughters and granddaughters. To help reduce the stress of the daily commute, experts at the London Bridge Hospital have suggested several ways for you to feel more comfortable and safe when commuting during pregnancy. Sit down as much as possible Even...

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