It’s a very special time for McColl’s, this month kicks off celebrations of its 120-year anniversary, in recognition of the company’s rich history serving local communities across the UK with everyday convenience essentials.
As part of the celebrations, anniversary banners and window posters will be erected in store, and a series of competitions will be launched on social media giving McColl’s customers a chance to win vouchers and other goodies.
The beautiful spring sunshine brings much-needed rays of optimism, but it does tend to show up the cobwebs which have accumulated throughout the long, locked down winter. It’s time to dust off the mop and brushes and do some spring cleaning. And it needn’t be a chore if you follow the advice of TV’s Queen of Clean Lynsey Crombie.
It seems like no sooner have schoolchildren returned to their classrooms than they’re back at home for the Easter holidays! Get some extra activities up your sleeve with these no-bake, zero-fuss Easter recipes that are fun, delicious and make the most of all that lovely extra chocolate at this time of year.
There’s no question that 2020 is a year many of us are relieved to see the back of. But though we want to welcome the new year more than ever, the ban on large gatherings of family and friends makes a traditional new year knees-up impossible. Read on for some alternative ways to see in 2021.
With trick or treating off the menu, Halloween is set to look different this year. But that’s not to say you can’t still have some ghoulish good fun – why not dress up and get busy in the kitchen with some spooktacular bakes? Created by Helena Garcia, who you may remember as the witch-obsessed contestant from last year’s The Great British Bake Off, these cookies, pies and cakes are scarily simple yet dead tasty!
It’s back-to-school season, but not as we know it. As kids gear up to return to classrooms across the country, there are still questions around what the new normal will look like in schools. But one thing is certain to stay the same: that feeling of mild panic as parents mentally tick off all the items their children need. Do their shoes still fit? Where did that gym kit disappear to? And what about their bookbag? We asked Michelle Salen, a primary school teacher and mum of two boys, aged four and eight, for her top tips to get organised.
With kids now on their summer holidays, you might already be running out of ideas to keep them entertained. Crafting is a handy way to get children off tech for a while – and it can also be a fantastic shared learning experience for kids and parents alike.