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Staying in more, doesn’t mean staying still. We’ve pulled together some ideas for entertainment and adventures that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home.

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Homemade edible Christmas gifts 2021

Show the foodie in your life you really care with these thoughtful, creative, homemade edible Christmas gift ideas.

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The best locations for nature lovers in the UK

As a nation, we’re drawn to our country’s parks, nature reserves and National Trust sites, so we set out to find the UK’s top 10 best locations for nature lovers

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Autumn reading list 2021

Our autumn reading list 2021 celebrates authors who have broken through against the odds and made wonderful contributions to the literary world with amazing debut novels.

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Pet photography competition

We love well-behaved pets at McCarthy Stone. See photos from homeowners and employees of their amazing animal friends.

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Summer holiday activities guide

Looking for things to do in the summer school holidays? We've got the best advice from grandparents in our developments.

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Top gardening tips for June

If you’ve questions about what to do in a garden in June and how to maintain your garden in summer, we’ve got the answers.

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Photography Competition

We’re asking the photographers among our homeowners and teams to send us their unusual angles for our summer competition.

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Interior design inspiration

Interior design trends 2021 from the experts at McCarthy Stone

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May gardening tips

Wondering what to do in your garden in May? Read up on the top May garden tasks from McCarthy Stone and your garden will soon be blooming lovely.

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The McCarthy Stone Spring Poetry Book

Spring themed poems from our wonderful homeowners and teams.

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Five top gardening jobs for April

April is a busy month for gardeners with ideal conditions for planting flower and vegetable seeds.

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Celebrating International Women's Day

We mark International Women’s Day with five remarkable women

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World Book Day

Homeowner enters short story competition for World Book Day and captures the humorous side of her time as a young chambermaid in the early 1960s.

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How to attract birds to your garden

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Fair Close Day Centre Gets a Boost from McCarthy Stone

The Fair Close Day Centre is to get a Men’s Shed thanks to our donation. The money will provide a place for people in Newbury and Thatcham to practice skills while making friends.

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Quorn photo competition winner

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Engineering History

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Reading list

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Kinder New Year’s resolutions for 2021

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Didcot Homeowner Reflects on Life During Lockdown

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Construction Restarts at Leyland Development

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Television series

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A Picture Postcard Balcony

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MP Visits New Isleworth Retirement Community

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One Door Closes, Another Door Opens

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The secret life of Doreen

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Exhibition For The Professor Is A Triumph

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Moving Stories

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Captivating Colchester

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Litter Pickers Donated To Swanland Village Association

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Tandem Skydive Ticked off Residents Bucket List Despite Lockdown

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Lockdown Was a Bed Of Roses For One Retiree From Penwortham

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Of Landscapes and Living Things’

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First Birthday Celebrations for Worthing Retirement Developments

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The Most Popular Hobbies for Retirees

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Caring for House Plants

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Your Guide to Online Entertainment

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Jigsaws Are a New Craze

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In My View - Fred Dinenage

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