Articles

Lockdown with Leah McGaughey

Dear Gillian & Allison,   I wish to thank you both & all your staff for the wonderful information you share with our communities around the world.   I wish to share my computer story with you both.   I am an 85 years young woman living in a Rest...

Your Poems

From Jeff Wells who sent us this stunning photo. 'Here’s our tūī – a baby I photographed last summer in the karamu (Coprosma robusta) right outside my office window.  They love those berries!  (Even when they’re not really ripe).'   Here's Jeff's Covid Haiku:...

Stress relief from laughter? It’s no joke

Whether you're guffawing at a sitcom on TV or quietly giggling at a newspaper cartoon, laughing does you good. Laughter is a great form of stress relief, and that's no joke. Here's why. Stress relief from laughter A good sense of humor can't cure all ailments, but...

How Nature Helps Us Heal

A doctor explains why he prescribes time outside to his patients. BY LEIF HASS | OCTOBER 20, 2021 Here’s one silver lining to the pandemic: with gyms, museums, and stores closed, many of us were forced to spend more time outside. I was able to ditch my car and more...

12 Of The Best Online Art Classes

All in the UK but they are online, so no worries! If you’re in need of a new creative outlet, an online art class might be just the thing. Whether you want to learn how to use watercolour paints, or are looking for a professional masterclass to take your drawing...