Month: March 2014

In Season…

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the Ideal Home Show, Gregg Wallace is making sure he’s keeping the punters entertained in his ‘Gregg Wallace Restaurant’. We quizzed the MasterChef host about his love of food, and what he gets up to when he’s not facing a dinner plate.  Gregg Wallace is best known for co-hosting the MasterChef and Celebrity MasterChef series on the BBC, alongside fellow foodie John Torode. The pair have worked up an appetite for pushing chefs to their absolute extremes over the years, and their high-pressure challenges have produced equally spectacular and disastrous results. Of course,...

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The Perfect Gift this Mother’s Day

DELICIOUS FOOD, DELIGHTFUL FLOWERS AND A SMALL SLICE OF SUMMER - THE PERFECT GIFT FOR MOTHER’S DAY Give your mum something to look forward to this Mother’s Day with a VIP pass to Gardening Scotland 2014. Our special packages include a ticket to the Show, lunch or afternoon tea, an official show programme and free parking at the show ground. Gardening Scotland is the biggest plant fair in Scotland. It is packed with top growers, friendly experts eager to give advice, inspirational show gardens and more than 400 exhibitors selling gardening essentials and accessories and it all takes place from...

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

London 2012 gave participants and spectators alike “a new burst of energy”, but few people outside of those in the Athletes’ Village ended up quite as invigorated by it as Mike Oldfield.    Now inhabiting a beach house in the Bahamas after swapping his Reading roots for altogether sunnier climes, Oldfield was all but retired and had stated on more than one occasion he didn’t expect to make any more music. Then again, if you had written Tubular Bells as a teenager and saw it go on to sell in excess of 17 million copies worldwide, in the process...

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Coffee Addiction is in your genes

Coffee addiction is in your genes: A new American study discovers that caffeine addiction is dictated by your DNA   Do you really need that morning cup of coffee? Have you tried and failed to give up? Caffeine is the most widely consumed mind-altering substance in the world and, for some people, one of the hardest to quit. Now a new study from Virginia University has added to the evidence that it could be down to genetics. In the family After noticing that people seemed to have the same coffee consumption habits as their parents, scientists wondered if they...

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Puppy Socialising Volunteer Scheme

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, the charity that trains dogs to support deaf people, has regretfully announced that it will be closing its charity shop on Musselburgh High Street in East Lothian on 31st March.  After five years of trading, the shop is no longer a sustainable source of fundraising income for the Charity. However, Hearing Dogs has received such tremendous support from the local community over the years, the charity has decided to launch a brand new puppy socialising area between Glasgow and Edinburgh. Relying solely on the support of the public, Hearing Dogs is now seeking volunteers...

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