Types of Patio Doors

Archeologists say that so far, the oldest sliding doors were found in Pompeii, Italy. The city that was buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. They also found folding doors in Pompeii. After World War II, sliding patio doors became a popular style in suburban homes …

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Scotland the Brave

From dramatically rugged landscapes to world-class cities, traditional foods and a rich history, Scotland has a strong sense of national identity of which it is fiercely proud.

A country of staggering natural beauty and a prime destination when taking a vacation UK bound, Scotland is renowned for its atmospheric glens …

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Fun with Boomerangs

A boomerang is a curved throwing stick used chiefly by the Aboriginals of Australia for hunting and warfare. When thrown, the boomerang returns to the thrower if tossed correctly. They are a popular plaything with young children who marvel at how work. Boomerangs are also an internationally recognised symbol of …

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The Sport of Falconry

For many practitioners, falconry has ethereal, almost poetic, qualities. It provides real contact with nature; with the wind; with the ways of wild animals and their wild habitats; with the raw beauty and power of birds of prey in flight; with the privilege of watching them do what they do …

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Getting Children into Nature

When we grew up (perhaps this sounds familiar to some of you of a certain age) both of us were allowed to play without supervision. Along with a gang of friends we tussled, climbed trees, built forts, rambled. From wading through cattail marshes and playing hide and seek among towering …

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The Law on Foraging

Foraging, it should go without saying, needs to be legal. It should also be fun. And no hobby, surely, could be cheaper. More often than not a carrier bag folded in the pocket and open eyes are all you need. The law on foraging is the proverbial minefield, but the …

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