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Cookies for Children

Cookies for Children

Ingredients 225g butter, softened 110g caster sugar 275g plain flour 1 tsp cinnamon or other spices (optional) 75g white or milk chocolate chips (optional) Method Heat the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Cream the butter in a large bowl with a wooden spoon or in a food mixer until it is soft. Add the sugar and keep beating until […]

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Identify the logo

Identify the logo

Here’s a puzzle for all the family to work on together. We pass dozens of them everyday but can we recognise the UK’s fast food logos? As a family, see if you can identify these partial logos. Remember they are all UK fast food chains. For the answers scroll down past the red arrow. Spoiler […]

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Personal Protection Equipment

Personal Protection Equipment

Protection for the NHS Personal Protection Equipment also known as PPE is a phrase that we have heard a lot about during the Covid-19 pandemic. Up to the end of May the UK government has spent £1.9 billion on PPE PPE is needed by anyone in close contact with people in hospitals, care homes and […]

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The Father Who Wants Me

The Father Who Wants Me

Life as a foster parent For 18 of our 41 years of marriage my husband and I were foster parents. We have lost count of the number of children who came through our door. They came for many different reasons. Some needed us because they only had one parent and they had gone into hospital. […]

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Cycle route – Bartley Water

Cycle route – Bartley Water

Click on the cycle icon for a Google map of a cycle route submitted by one of our readers. It starts at Calmore Community Centre on Nutshalling Close and ends at the Bartley Water near Ashurst. The route is 4.2 miles (6.75km) one-way  Please note: While we are sharing with you cycle rides we have […]

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Home Scavenger Hunt

Home Scavenger Hunt

Fun at Home – Colour Scavenger Hunt This is an activity that can be enjoyed in the home by the whole family. The object of the scavenger hunt is to find something around your house that matches the colour of each circle. To increase the difficulty set a time limit. Computer monitors render colours slightly […]

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