By Ceri Chamberlain

End of School Holidays

The leaves are starting to turn, the blackberries are out, there’s Hallowe’en themed stuff in the shops…this can only mean one thing: the school holidays are nearly over. The time has come to buy new shoes, to check how little uniform still fits the kids (what is it with all the GROWING?), to get fresh […]

By Ceri Chamberlain

Summer Survival

School’s out for summer! Hooray! (Also, cue wave of panic as we look down the barrel of a six-week gun.) It’s the loooooooong school holidays, and the best thing about it is the long stretch of no-mad-dash-early-morning-school-run, which – in the NHHQ household – largely involves Mother standing in the doorway screaming, “Where is your […]

By Ceri Chamberlain

Time to Travel

Summer holidays are coming! It’s time to dust off the suitcases, dig out the passports, book an emergency appointment at the waxing salon (TMI?) and get ready for The Big Summer Trip (henceforth referred to as the TBST). No work, no worries, and – fingers crossed – no sunburn. Taking the Dog? Increasingly, us dog-owners […]

By Ceri Chamberlain

The humble sweet potato

Did you know that Christopher Columbus brought sweet potatoes back to Europe from his America trip in the 15th Century? From there they spread across the globe – through Asia, Africa and Latin America. There’s almost nowhere on the planet that doesn’t appreciate a sweet potato. It is very quick to grow – it can […]

By Ceri Chamberlain

Father’s Day

Sunday 16th June is Father’s Day. Buying presents for Mother’s Day is easy: a pretty card with a cheesy poem, a bunch of her favourite flowers, a pampering treat. Father’s Day is not so easy! What to get Dad leaves us scratching our heads and frantically googling gift ideas. Another super-dense historical novel (that you […]

mature dog sitting next to dog bowl full of Nature's Harvest Senior Chicken
By Ceri Chamberlain

Spotlight on Nature’s Harvest Senior – Chicken

Everyone loves a puppy: it’s an almost universal truth. We are hard-wired to find their little stubby, pudgy faces adorable; we are all programmed to find small creatures endearing. It’s not just puppies, we find almost all baby animals more pleasing to look at than their parents. Being appealing lends a natural advantage because the […]