Driving home for Christmas

Driving home for Christmas

Make sure your tyre pressure is correct, if they are flat or overinflated they can burn more fuel on the journey or wear out your tyres Check engine oil and top up if necessary Carry a spare plastic bag, essential for children to fill with rubbish, but also key if...
Christmas Traditions from all around the world

Christmas Traditions from all around the world

Mince Pies, inspired in the Middle East and brought back by the crusaders. Early mince pies contained meat, fruit and spices. They commonly had 13 ingredients that were thought to represent Christ and the Apostles and were a large oval shape to represent the manger....
Tips for looking after wild birds in your garden

Tips for looking after wild birds in your garden

What to feed wild birds There are a number of different foods that will provide great nutritional value Bird seed mixtures contain different seeds but the best ones include sunflower seeds, flaked maize and peanut granules – avoid ones that contain beans, dried...
Caring for people living with dementia at Christmas

Caring for people living with dementia at Christmas

Keep them involved, it may be help with wrapping presents, putting up some decorations or involvement in preparing the meal or laying the table. Try and keep things as close to the usual routine as possible and introduce the Christmas environment slowly – put...