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Festive Celebrations

THERE’S a festive buzz in the air at National Trust properties as the days shorten. Even when skies are grey, some of our best-loved heritage sites bask in a special warm atmosphere as Christmas approaches.

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Destination Denmark

Neil McAllister visits Copenhagen’s festive markets . . .

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A Penny And A Sugar Mouse

Kath Reynolds recalls the excitement of Christmases past.

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A Festive Favourite

How did Britain’s favourite bird become associated with Christmas? Nina Hoole finds out.

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The Beach In Bali

A couple face troubles together in this moving short story by Kay Seeley.

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Getting The Message

A plan is required in this lighthearted short story by Keith Havers.

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Hooray For Herons!

Wendy Turner finds out more about a British success story.

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Surf's Up

I was trying something new, but I would have to wait and see how it would turn out! 

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In Brookmarsh Woods

Rain or shine, off we’d go. Even when Dad’s pace got slower . . . 

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Something To Read

Martin Edmonton from Plympton Academy explains how he’s hoping to improve prison literacy with a little help from the “Friend”.

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One Red Balloon

Belief comes from within in this charming short story

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Knit Together

A family shares a hobby in this engaging short 

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It's A Date!

This humorous short story by Sandra Beswetherick takes place at a summer fête.

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A Perfect Day

A woman takes stock in this poignant short story by Annie Harris.

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Local Heroes

Douglas McPherson visits a museum that remembers the brave American airmen from World War II.

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Spreading Dinosaur Joy Is Now My Full-Time Career

Nicky Dee never tires of writing about her passion . . . 

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Together, We Will Make A Huge Difference

Susie Kearley finds out about the father and son team whose mission is elephant conservation.

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Sunshine After The Rain

The blue umbrella stood out from the rest, promising better days to come.

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How We Used To Live

For a taste of life over a hundred years ago, Pat Coulter travels to a living museum in Devon.

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When You're Smiling

This uplifting short story by Leonora Francis welcomes you to a brand-new Special.

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We've Always Sensed It To Be A Spiritual Place

Kathleen MacLeod welcomes visitors keen to find out more about the Tomb of the Eagles.

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Scatterbrain

Ewan Smith’s light-hearted short story has a very forgetful heroine. I had come to the supermarket to pick something up, but I couldn’t remember what . . .

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A New Direction

It’s time to move forward in this uplifting short story by Keith Havers.Gavin’s travel plans were on hold –just like the rest of his life . . .

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On White Sands

Celia Kay Andrew’s sparkling short story is set in the Caribbean.It was going to be a beautiful wedding, in the most beautiful location . . .

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Skelling Michael

This unique Irish heritage site has scarcely changed for several hundred years. Steve Newman braved the crossing to find out more.

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The Colour Purple

The bike was very distinctive – until it disappeared! 

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Stories Told In Glass

Willie Shand finds out more about the ancient art of stained-glass work.

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Now You See Her

The shores of Loch Ness are often crowded with people hoping to catch a glimpse of Nessie . . .

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Snapping Squirrels

Polly Pullar shares her excitement about a new book on one of her favourite animals. 

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Wonderful Willow

This enthralling short story by Kitty-Lydia Dye welcomes you to our brand-new Special.

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