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Hobbies

Even if we are a bit slap dash about day to day stuff, when it comes to hobbies, we all seem to want to take the time to do it properly.

Bike Store
Cycling

When space is at a premium, storing bikes can be a problem. The obvious solution is a dedicated bike store. These generally sit in your front garden. Therefore you have to address issues of practicality, visual appeal and above all, security when choosing a bike store. Bike Store Security Taking

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leather bell holder
Hobbies

I have always thought of leather work as a craft too difficult to just dip in to on a whim. I imagined that leather itself is an expensive, hard material to work with and without specialist tools and professional help it is not something for the amateur to play with.

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BusinessHobbies

When we wanted to know how to make a speech we went to ask someone who really knows their subject. We sat down with Chris Brown, the Town Crier of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and asked him for his tips on making a five minute speech. How

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Wood pallet
Hobbies

26 of your questions about using pallets  answered in one handy guide. What is a pallet? Pallets are cheaply made temporary wooden bases used for transporting goods all over the world. The key fact about a pallet is that it can be lifted using a forklift. It is this that

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HobbiesFamilyNature

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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dandelion flower
Home brewing

There is something very special about making a great bottle of booze from weeds. Whether it is Dandelion Wine, Nettle Beer or Elderflower Fizz the sense of satisfaction is almost as good as the wobbly feeling you get when you reach the end of the bottle and realise you have quietly

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FamilyHobbies

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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SeaSucker Talon Bike Rack
Hobbies

This bike mount really sucks … but in a good way.  I don’t generally write posts enthusing about technology, but I saw  the SeaSuckerTalon for the first time last week. I was genuinely impressed. Apparently they are huge in the US but have only been imported in limited quantities in

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Henry VIII hat
HobbiesFamily

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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NatureFamilyHobbies

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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