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Two hours from London on the border of Dorset and Devon lies the small seaside town of Lyme Regis. Since the Nineteenth Century the beach has attracted countless people, attracted by the treasure that can be found there. They come for the sea and sunshine, but also to hunt for

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There are quite a few alternatives to natural clay for pottery, sculpture and model making. Some (paper mache or plasticine) are in most cases unsuitable for people looking for a hard, unbending finished piece. But there are two forms of modelling material that can produce a finish like kiln fired

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Henry VIII hat
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The same basic hat shape worn by King Henry VIII was also worn by men of all classes in the fifteen hundreds. The only real differences were the materials used and added decorations. If you want one of your own, the good news is that although they haven’t been available

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Whether starting from seeds or seedlings bought from a nursery, Growing chilies at home is so simple that even if you don’t ‘do it properly’ you will still probably end up with a great crop of delicious fiery peppers. Not just the bog standard varieties either. You can enjoy exotic

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A wood fire is a thing of wonder but popping down the local park with an axe for firewood is frowned on by the local council so we generally have to buy logs, which can cost a bit over the course of a cold winter.  However newspapers are made from

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steadicam
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Most people have a video camera of some sort these days, whether it is a dedicated video device, a setting in a camera or a feature of a mobile phone or tablet. In all cases most of us had wished we could make our movies look smoother.

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bee house
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Bees are essential to food production. Approximately one out of every three mouthfuls of food comes either directly or indirectly from plants that were pollinated by bees. Without bees the world goes hungry. Do your bit to help our bees  by giving them a home.

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