This article is about the subtle differences between yoga vacations and yoga retreats and how to choose which is right for you.
This article explains how to make a tasty, spicy jam to warm autumn and winter meals.
Would you eat a pony to save the breed? This article looks at plans to encourage people to do just that to save the Dartmoor pony.
As the name suggests, clafoutis is a French dessert, usually made with cherries or berries. Recently, I had a "what am I going to do with all these figs" moment, and it turns out that this recipe works really well for figs, as well.
How to use your nursing knowledge to earn a living writing for profit, either part-time or as a full-time business run from your home.
A comic noir short story about middle age...
Names of the moon and things moon-related. When is a Harvest moon? What is a Blue moon?
This article looks at workplace stress and gives tips on how we might beat it.
Another 'how to' pastel tutorial from artist, Georgina Crawford. This tutorial teaches you how to achieve an atmospheric painting of this moody view of upland North Yorkshire.
This article, from Georgina Crawford, a British artist shows you how to paint a semi-abstract landscape of water, trees and stepping stones, using acrylic paints and pre-prepared canvas.
In this article, three successful British artists tell you how they promote and sell their art. They share some of the tips that work for them along the way, to help you become a successful artist in your own right.
A step-by-step article explaining how to paint a snow scene using pastels. Written by a UK pastel artist.
A review of Rembrandt soft pastels, written by a professional artist.
A comparison of different artist's easels detailing which easel is best for which occasion.
This article looks at five different ways of enlarging photographs so that you can draw them. The methods range from the very cheap, requiring no special equipment, to those using professional enlargers.
This article looks at some of the best pastel papers around that professional artists use. It looks at the qualities and the drawbacks of each type of paper.
A step by step article telling you how to paint a sunset, from start to finish.
This article, written by a successful artist tells you how to set up an art workshop and add a valuable income stream to your art business.
This article gives step-by-step instructions for how to paint the ocean, including waves, spray, foam and rocks.
This article talks you through step by step instructions to enable you to paint water using soft pastels. The author regularly sells and exhibits her paintings, as well as teaches pastel workshops in Devon
A review of these superb, vibrant soft pastels that are made in England. The Rolls Royce of pastels.
I love my Yukon river 4 tent. it's big enough to be really comfortable, but not so big that it's unmanageable. And there's a great video clip that shows how easy it is to pitch. happy camping.
a step by step article covering the technique of painting wet into wet with oils.
A step by step article teaching you how to draw beach and a shell in pastels.
A fun article giving you techniques to enable you to draw dogs yourself.
Our story of how we set up The chocolate Bar chocolate shop and continental cafe in Oakham, Rutland. It gives you all the information you need on How to set up a chocolate Shop and make it a success. Don't re-invent the wheel - we made the mistakes for you.
This article gives you all the info you need to know about opening a drive-thru coffee shop. Having set up a high street coffee house and chocolate shop, I think the drive-thru model is a real winner.
Fed up with sprouts boiled to a mush? Try tasty Brussels sprouts with chestnuts, or pancetta, or maybe hazelnuts.
Brussels Sprouts. Easy to grow, taste divine. What's not to like? Includes Brussels Sprouts recipe.
Learn all about this delicious sparkling white wine.
Winter onions are one of the easiest onion crops to grow, producing onions for the kitchen much earlier than spring-grown varieties. Pop them in during the autumn and they need virtually no care over winter.
This article tells you all you need to know to get a children's book published. The author has published two books and gives tips to get your work noticed. Good luck!