5 Historical Facts to Impress Your Friends

September usually symbolizes the end of summer and the beginning of autumn for many. Back to work and back to school, long summer nights drawing in and the final harvests collected. But the ninth month of the year is when many historical events took place over the centuries. Here are 5 snippets of history to impress your friends.

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5 Most Instagrammable Places in the Yorkshire Dales

Want to impress your friends and relatives with fabulous snaps? Here are 6 fantastic places to impress your Instagram followers.

Malham Cove

Malham Cove  has an enigmatic feeling about it no matter what time of year you visit it. You can enthral your followers by taking stunning views from the top or base of Malham Cove. There is nothing more majestic than Malham in the snow!

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Afternoon Tea


Following on from our last blog, summer holidays are a time to make memories for the family which will be talked about for years to come. How about organising a special afternoon tea. If the sun is shining, why not make it into an outdoor event, and invite some friends and neighbours to enjoy the tea party. You can get the children involved in the preparations.

Here are some ideas to make your afternoon tea special.

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You Rock!

So far the summer weather this year has been fantastic for most of the UK, with long hot summer days (just like a certain generation can remember when we were growing up). Remember the 1955 and 1976 heatwaves? Or the more recent 1995 and 1997 heatwaves?

Hot summers are a great opportunity to get the whole family outdoors. But, if we’re honest, a day out can soon empty the family purse. If you are wondering how you can keep the costs down, use up some the school holidays and get the kids away from their games consoles, here’s a fabulous idea that kids of all ages will enjoy.

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Plant a tree

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Upcycle Projects

In our last blog we wrote about the use of plastic and the worldwide effect if we all don’t cut down on its use. We did some research on the internet and found that there are some fabulous recycling projects – from the really easy to some pretty mammoth projects.

Here are five DIY upcycling projects to keep you busy.

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International Plastic Bag Free Day

We don’t normally blog about things that are seen as contentious, however, today is International Plastic Bag Free Day and I think most of us have seen the harrowing pictures that have been shown on TV recently about the effect that plastic has on or sea life. Something that was once marketed as a really useful object has become one of the worst problems the world has seen.

Here are a couple of facts you may not know about plastic carrier bags.

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