Winter

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5 free things to do this February Half Term

Keeping your little ones occupied each half term can be a stressful time for parents – just thinking about activities (and distractions) is enough to drive anyone crazy! Whether it’s time, money, weather, boredom or just adapting to the kids’ ever changing whims: school holiday can be tough for even the most patient parent.

But, the good news is that with a little pre-break planning you can have this half-term in the bag, so sit back, relax and let these HomeServe holiday tips help you become that most unusual of creatures...the parent with happy, tired and satisfied kids. And you might even have a bit of time left over for, well, whatever it is that’ll make you feel happy, tired and satisfied too!

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HomeServe

7 signs you're a Christmas pro

We recently ran a survey on what people love and hate about Christmas – and when they get stuff done.

The results revealed there are Christmas pros among us, ticking off Christmas tasks at a staggering rate and before most of us have even considered Halloween.

So, are you one of the Christmas pros?

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Skint Dad

Nine free ways to save money on energy costs this winter

While the idea of winter may still seem like a long way off, it won't take long for the cold season to be well and truly upon us.​

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Alys Fowler

Growing rocket

Rocket by name, rocket by nature. Growing distinctly spicy rocket leaves is a joy because this stuff loves to grow quickly.

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Alys Fowler

Hardy broad beans

With the smell of Spring in the air, for gardeners the temptation to sow every seed packet in sight is great. With fluctuating temperatures still to come Alys recommends focusing your efforts on broad beans.

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Marlie Packer

How to prepare for bad weather

It’s important to keep an eye on certain things in and outside your home in case it is affected by bad weather. Follow Marlie's top tips to help you prepare for the colder months.

Winter - frozen pipes

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Alys Fowler

Grow a little January surprise

Read top tips from Alys to make the most of your seed store and get your year off to a sprouting start.

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