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Inside the box Now more than ever you might wish there was something happening to keep you and your family occupied. Since almost everything is cancelled due to the coronavirus (Covid-19), museums are closed and it’s looking like all schools and colleges will be closed for the foreseeable future, it’s time to get creative. Walking…

A better way to start your day

It is one of the modern day problems that we are all so ‘busy’ all the time. For most people this starts in the morning, usually with your head spinning because you look at your phone and your work day begins far too soon. This then has a ripple effect on the rest of the…

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Easter Camps Looking to occupy kids over the two-week break for Easter? There are plenty of camps all over the country to choose from, some are one week long and others run for two. The break can be a great opportunity for kids to try out something new or spend time at a hobby. There’s…

Trimming and mulching to welcome March

Green Fingers “It’s March, the month of many weathers and also the start of the gardening season. The longer days with sun shine and wind will mean that ground conditions will start to improve. It’s time to get out and get a start on the jobs that need doing. Get into your beds and borders…

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Baby Bumblebees bear the brunt of pesticides The growth of baby bumblebees’ brains can be damaged by certain pesticides, according to research by Imperial College London. Bees that had been affected by pesticides showed significantly impaired learning abilities compared to that had not. This was tested by seeing if the bees were able to associate…

Looking at the facts of coronavirus

Medical Matters The coronavirus has taken centre stage and dominated daily news headlines as the number of cases and countries affected continues to rise. To date, over 3000 deaths have occurred globally but this is small compared to the fatality due to seasonal influenza which can be as high as 500,000 annually. Fears and concerns…

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Something different for St Patrick Parades can be great for some, but standing for long periods of time with young kids is never ideal – especially in big crowds. If you’re looking for something different to do with the family this St Patricks Day there are plenty of events to choose from around the country.…

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Churros – a golden delicious fried dough treat

Sweet Treats Churros are a traditional Spanish treat made with dough similar to a choux pastry which is piped into cylinders and deep-fried. They are crunchy and golden on the outside but wonderfully soft on the inside. If that doesn’t sound indulgent enough, they are then coated in cinnamon sugar. A definite crowd pleaser! Ingredients:…

Discover peace of mind over Lent

Etty Hillesum, a young Jewish woman who had a deep sense of her spiritual nature, once wrote: ‘Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others.’ We all experience suffering at some stage in our lives. Yet, meditation helps…

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We CAN all do it For anyone with children on the Autism Spectrum living near Wexford, Cottage Autism Newtork (CAN) hosts many different events that parents, kids or the whole family can attend. Over the next few weeks they have coding classes, teen bowling, soccer, brick play time and more. There are also some coffee…

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