All About Field Guides for Kids

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Field Guides, are a terrific way to teach the grandchildren about the wonders of nature. Here are some of Ask Granny’s ideas. One of the most exciting and interesting we grandparents play is one of opening doors to learning. All around us are the wonders of nature—birds, animals, trees and flowers. Children will respond to learning about the natural flora and fauna of their neighbourhoods and other places they visit if an adult introduces them to the information. One of the best ways to introduce information on the natural world is through field guides. Boys, especially love the format of Read More

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Adventure Travel for Seniors


  Tired of the same vacations you’ve always taken? Longing for something new and exciting? Here are some websites guaranteed to get your blood pumping. Whether you visit a dude ranch and take part in a round up or travel to the Andes in Peru, we can assure you, you won’t be bored. International Adventure Travel: Outdoor Guide Just click on the nation of your choice and select an amazing adventure package. Backroads Adventure Trips This is another group with trips all over the world. How about a mountain bike safari in Botswana or a multi-sport tour of Morocco? Mountain Travel Read More

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Vol au vents filled with peas and mushrooms

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                                              Ingredients: A  packet of  ready-made vol au vents  cases, say about 8 ( you can always keep the rest for another day. You can  find them either fresh or frozen at your local supermarket) 100g of frozen peas or asparagus 50g of dried or fresh mushrooms ( the dry ones usually have a stronger flavour) ½ litre of bechamel – Today you can find prepared bechamel in your local food shops. ( a tip from Aunt  Mirella )– she never made Read More

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New Smartphone and Tablet Apps for Seniors and Caregivers


Although many senior citizens have refrained from entering into the cyber-world, they are increasingly seeing the benefits of new technologies. Besides the benefits of easy communication with friends and family, many of the new applications have health care benefits. Any application that allows seniors or their caregivers to improve the efficiency and quality of senior care, will be welcomed. Here are some of the latest applications for our elderly. Caremerge is a mobile base used with any smart phone or web browser. It allows patients or their caregivers to document when a patient procedure has been completed. It’s great for Read More

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Seniors, Do Your Part to End Sexual Slavery


           Sex trafficking is alive and well in every part of the world. It’s a dirty secret that plagues our cities and thrives anywhere greed and total disregard for human dignity exist. There are many ways to contribute to a better world. The following non-profit organisations are dedicated to making the world a safer, more compassionate place. What can you do? There are many ways to help these organisations to save lives one woman or child at a time. Your donations will help prevent sex slavery through education and law enforcement programs. They will also rescue, relocate Read More

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Plan a Once in a Lifetime Family Adventure

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 If you’re a senior in good health and have a little money to spend, you’ll want to take a look at these fantastic once in a lifetime family travel adventures. Gather the entire family from young to older and let the tour company plan your itinerary for you. They’ll take care of all the advance planning that can be such a headache. Then get ready for the time of your life—the whole family will have memories to treasure forever. Smithsonian Journeys Choose from a long list of world travel destinations. From the Treasures of China trip to a Tanzanian Safari, Read More

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