Lifestyle

Children’s designs on recycling lorries

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on December 5, 2019

Two north Oxfordshire schoolgirls are leading the district’s Christmas recycling efforts, having triumphed in a design competition that was entered by more than 100 young people. Darcey Davis-Batchelor from Hook Norton and Josie Briant from Bicester will have their festive recycling collected by lorries which now bear their own artwork. They are the winners of […]

Care for owners at the end of pet’s life

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on December 3, 2019

For many owners, the experience of losing a pet is heart-breaking and, for some, overwhelming. Losing a pet is losing a friend and, in many cases, a ‘family member’ too. Emotions run high and owners need to have support at this crucial time, which may include making the hard decision to bring a pet’s life […]

Key Points And Facts To Keep Your Home Safe

Andy Davies
Posted by Andy Davies, on December 3, 2019

Our client Sight Security Services would like to share a few great tips and advice for keeping your home safe. General advice: Inspect doors and windows for potential weaknesses. Use timers and TV’s to make people believe that you are in when you’re not. Lock your doors and windows. Many burglars don’t have to “break” in; […]

Festive Gardener’s Diary December

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on November 25, 2019

Quite often a cold, wet month with only pale sunshine. Many gardens get neglected due to pre- Christmas activity, but there are still things to do before the onset of the real winter. Weather permitting, this month is still an appropriate time to plant trees, shrubs, conifers and roses etc. It’s also an ideal time […]

The Yurt at Nicholsons

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on November 25, 2019

The Yurt at Nicholsons provides simple and surprising delights under canvas in our tree nursery in North Aston. We bring fresh and local ingredients to your plate with honest cuisine; a real celebration of food. We offer a tasteful selection of organic, fresh, and local food in the form of breakfasts, sharing platters and light […]

Lonely this Christmas

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on November 25, 2019

Almost a million older people say they feel lonelier at Christmas and half a million of them can go up to a week without seeing or speaking to anyone, with the television as their only company. They admit that speaking about their loneliness is very difficult, as they do not want to be seen to […]

Easy ways to Healthier Eating

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on November 25, 2019

Increase your use of fresh vegetables and fruit When making a sandwich, always add some lettuce, tomato, cucumber or other salad ingredients. If having an occasional takeaway, add a small side dish of your own cooked vegetables or a mixed salad. Fresh vegetable juices are a great way of boosting nutrient intake. Use a variety […]

Local Dementia Support

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on November 25, 2019

Have you recently been diagnosed with dementia? Perhaps you are caring for someone with dementia? It can often be difficult to ask for support, and sometimes it feels that we burden our family and friends. Well, now there is someone else you can talk to. Dementia Oxfordshire offers advice and guidance on dementia to everyone, […]

British Motor Museum – Festive Fun!

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on October 29, 2019

Festive activities start on 7 December with our Christmas Craft Weekends on 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22 December. Come and make a Robin, Snowman or Father Christmas then attach them to pullback wheels and watch them go on our Festive race track! The Museum’s Christmas elves will also be stopping by […]

Gardener’s Diary – November

Rob Checkley
Posted by Rob Checkley, on October 29, 2019

Mid to late autumn, can be an unpredictable time of the year – the first of the real night frosts will usually have already occurred, signalling the end of any remaining tender annual plants and making most gardeners consider the onset of winter. There is still time however, when weather permits, to finish any delayed […]

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