8. Stay for Christmas There's nowhere quite like NYC at Christmas time, from shopping at Macy's on 34th Street to the famous Rockefeller Center tree and ice-skating beneath the 'scrapers in Central Park. This is the best time of year to catch a show, poke your nose up against the window displays, and if you stay to New Year's, join the throngs in Times Square. Our advice? If you're in the crowds, keep bathroom breaks to a minimum. - VN While you're at it: It's worth sticking around for the January sales, which start right after Christmas. The weather's cold, but the prices are hot. 9. Take a Sex and the City Tour You can't turn a corner in NYC without finding a movie location - from Marilyn Monroe's favourite subway grate at Lexington and 52nd to the Ghostbusters firehouse in Tribeca (14 North Moore and Varick). SATC locations are peppered all over, and this 3.5-hour bus tour takes you around some of Carrie Bradshaw and co's favourite haunts, from an adult boutique to the altogether … [Read more...] about The New York Bucket List: 25 things to do in the Big Apple before you die!
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From chocolate egg hunts and bonnet parades, to arts and crafts and school holiday events, there's lots of fun to be had this Easter. We've put together a guide to activities taking place over the long bank holiday weekend as well as during the schools' two-week break to hopefully help keep the whole family occupied! When is Easter? Good Friday is on Friday March 30, Easter Sunday is on Sunday April 1 and Easter Monday is on Monday April 2. Easter egg hunts: Cranleigh: Thursday March 22, 10.30am Join the Godalming and Cranleigh District NCT at Cranleigh Golf and Country Club for its annual Easter egg hunt. There will also be crafts, raffle, lucky dip and entertainment. Address: Barhatch Lane, Cranleigh, GU6 7NG. For more information click here. Cobham: Friday March 30 - Saturday March 31, 11am-4pm Go on an exciting trail to explore the mystical follies and enchanted woodlands at at Painshill Park. The perfect Easter day out for all the family, discover the landscape in its spring … [Read more...] about Find out what’s going on this Easter near you
The four day weekend has finally arrived meaning there's plenty of time to relax and explore our beautiful county and its surroundings. In between all that chocolate eating, why not let the kids burn off some energy at 360 Play in Farnborough or head to the races for a family fun day at Kempton Park? Take a look at our handy events guide and have a great weekend whatever you choose to do! Read More Luxurious Easter treats on the high street 1. Extra fun at 360 play Sunday, 11am Farnborough: Mascots Twizzle and Twirl will hide their favourite things around The Meads shopping centre and visitors have to find them. Once they fill in the clues on an entry sheet, participants can take this to reception to be entered into a prize draw for a quarterly pass to the 360 play venue. There will also be sack races, an egg and spoon race, Easter disco and games, plus an all-day activity of Easter arts and crafts in Messy Play. For tickets visit 360play.co.uk. Address: The Meads, GU14 7GL 2. … [Read more...] about 10 excellent ideas for things to do this weekend
LIGHTER nights and longer days are beckoning. Snowdrops are generally the first sign of spring so, hopefully, the warmer months will soon be with us encouraging us to cast off our layers and giving us all a spring in our step as we look forward to savouring sunny days. The warmer months give us all the opportunity to spend more time outdoors, and a pleasant way of appreciating nature and its environmental surroundings is to take advantage of the National Garden Scheme. Founded in 1927, The National Garden Scheme's inception has a close association with nursing after Liverpool merchant, William Rathbone, employed a nurse to care for his wife at home. Following his wife's death, he kept the nurse on to help poor people in the neighbourhood and raised funds for recruitment, as well as the training and employment of nurses, to go into deprived areas of the city. This early idea of 'district nursing' soon spread throughout the UK. Opening gardens to the public for a fee developed … [Read more...] about Blooming lovely: Take a tour of Yorkshire’s gardens in the National Garden Scheme
0 Have your say I made a note to myself this last week, which if I’m honest I’ve thought about making many times before. The note read: If ever I get the chance to play hide and seek with a wood pigeon, make sure he doesn’t hide anywhere near me! I appreciate that it’s a bit random, to say the least, but recently I’ve noticed just how noisy they are around the farm. It’s not because they sing a lot or coo very much at all, but if by chance you walk past a tree they are roosting in, day or night, then they just can’t help themselves. Unlike other birds who would just sit tight and mind their own business, as you pass them by, the woodies go into some sort of feathered frenzy and start flapping uncontrollably until they struggle their way through the branches and fly away. So many times, I’ve just stopped and stared, whilst thinking to myself, “Just why all that unnecessary effort and racket, ruining my peace and quiet, … [Read more...] about Shaun’s unexpected sheep situation