Voice Recorder – Let the children record their own stories, travel commentary, and songs, and enjoy playing back their creations. Even very young children can enjoy singing or making funny noises to play back, if someone older operates the device for them.

Dill is a fresh summer annual that adds zip to salads, breads and soups. It’s often paired with sour cream or yogurt for dips or a cool summer soup. It works well with salmon.

If you don’t have a craft store in your area, or a department store that sells jewelry supplies, check a home improvement store. You’ll fitness evolution metal washers and other metal pieces that are perfect for making the earrings. Just make sure the pieces you choose are very thin, and not too heavy for the magnet. It might help to take the magnet along with you, when you shop for the metal pieces, but fold a piece of fabric between the magnet and the metal washer, to represent the ear. If the magnet will hold the metal piece, with the cloth trapped between them, then the metal piece should be suitable for earrings.

You’ll find all types of tiny hardware in the jewelry-making department of craft or department stores. Tiny metallic circles, squares and other shapes will allow you to make the earrings you want. You can also purchase the fronts that are used to make pierced earrings, then clip off the metal shaft that goes through the hole of the ear.

If you want to see some great scenery then you’ll be spoilt for choice in Europe. Norway certainly takes some beating, although visitors to Iceland might disagree. In both countries you’ll get to see that colder climates can still lead to great holidays.

Laurel’s Kitchen (*1976) gives two pages to how to make your own but just in case you don’t have her cookbook, here are some basic instructions. First of all, be sure that you buy the berries from a trusted organic source. They should be pesticide free, not chemically treated for planting and not grown around where they can be contaminated by animal feces.

Saving money. I think this year there will be a trend towards finding ways to save money, whether it be in a retirement fund or your own fund for a rainy day. People are worried about the economy, so will want to have money set back in case of an emergency.