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With Easter here, we thought we'd take a look at some Easter foods from around the world. There are many rich traditions to explore and some traditions which seem to cross borders. Here are our favourites! Hot cross Bun : UK Hot cross buns are a delicious bread that is normally served toasted and buttered. …

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What is a Hobby? Hobbiescan help us relax and unwind after a long day at work or to enjoy at weekends after a hard-working week. They are important for our mental and physical well-being because they enable us to change the pace of life and allow us to “switch off” from the pressures we experience …

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Have you heard of Veganuary? It’s a movement that encourages people to try out veganism for the whole month of January, much like Stoptober, which encourages smokers to give up smoking for October, it’s aim is to raise awareness for a particular issue for that month and many pledge themselves to fulfil the requirements via …

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Christmas dinner is a meal that many British families enjoy over the festivities. While it's hard to imagine a time when the traditional Turkey, Sprouts and Roasties did not grace our plates, the Christmas Dinner as we know developed over time and with many different factors affecting it.   Mince Pies Fruity, sweet and spicy …

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There are a few days left of Christmas shopping and we thought we'd put together a list of great stocking fillers for different types of students! Maybe you'd like to drop a few hints to your family or friends. A Stocking for a Horticulture Student Grow It Bonsai Tree Kit Bonsai is an art form …

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We all know that the  New Year brings a great opportunity for self improvement and fresh beginnings. Sometimes, New Year Resolutions are over-ambitious, repeated year after year – and often doomed to failure before they begin. So how can you make sure that you change your life – improving your mental, emotional and physical self …

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It’s inconceivable for most of us today to imagine life without our handy domestic iceboxes. But like so much in our modern world, they’ve been in existence for scarce over a century.  The first domestic refrigerator was invented in 1913, but it wouldn’t be until after World War II that mass production would scale up …

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Knitting and Stitching for Self Care In former times, knitting and sewing could be associated with being frugal and making items of clothing cheaply. While this is undoubtedly true, over recent years, knitting and stitching have become cool – with celebrities picking up their needles and singing the praises of their new pastime.   So …

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Greetings Survivor!   Congratulations for getting through the end of the world and living long enough to tell about it.  While we salute your courage and fortitude, we must sadly point out that you are already doomed. Now that there are flesh-eating zombies roaming what's left of civilisation, the overwhelming likelihood is that you have …

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If you’ve been around the online sphere for a while, you’ll know podcasts had a heyday back in 2010 and then dropped off the face of the earth. Recently, podcasts have been making a come-back and that’s partly because of your phone. It’s easier to download and listen to a podcast and costs less data …

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With more of our writing being digitised, the fountain pen is often thought of as a redundant instrument from a bygone era. But for me, when taking notes or writing appointments into my diary, I have found that the unparalleled smoothness provided by a fountain pen translates into a clarity of ideas. Because of their …

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If you’ve ever come across a topic in your studies that you have very little knowledge about, you may have been tempted to do a quick google search to find out more about it. Except when you type the query into google, nothing relating to your subject comes up. This is when a site like …

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