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  1. I've been glued to the television every Sunday night recently watching Sir David Attenborough's incredible series, Blue Planet II.

    For me, it's television at its best.  The BBC's Natural History Unit is superb - with stunning photography and footage.  The patience and expertise of the crew is breathtaking. 

    The last programme focused on Coasts and amost the places the programme visited, the Galapagos Islands was one of those featured.  The way the sea lions chased and herded the tuna inshore was something to be seen.  And the islands are beautiful.  

    The programme's website has information about ways in which we can all get involved in helping our oceans.   

    If you've got a loved one who is very interested in the Galapagos Islands, you could give them a Gift Membership to the Galapagos Conservation Trust.

    It's the only UK registered charity to focus exclusively on the conservation and sustainability of the Galapagos Archipelago.  It was launched in 1995 and it's supported an array of projects in Galapagos.

    The charity raises funds and awareness in the UK, and so can support conservation projects and therefore help with the overall management of this unique ecosystem.  You can find out more about its mission here.

    Gft a Gift Membership to the Galapagos Conservation Trust

    You can support the work of the Trust by giving a Gift Membership.  Prices start at £36.00 and there's Gift Membership - Galapagos Friend;  Gift Membership - Galapagos Joint Friend and Gift Membership - Galapagos Benefector.  

    Give a Gift Membership to the Galapagos Conservation Trust

    Benefits of a gift membership are the same as for a regular membership and include a subscription to Galapagos Matters, invitations to events and an exclusive GCT pin badge.

    Click here to visit the Galapagos Conservation Trust to find out more about Gift Memberships




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    Each month, you'll receive one of their boxes, and you'll be able to warn up your tastebuds with a selection of sauces, jams, dips and chutneys alongside recipe cards, exclusive merchandise, fresh and dried chillies - and growing tips for a collection of your own! 

    Available from Virgin Experience Days, wher eyou can save yourself 31% and indulge for £26 - it was £37.90!


  3. Millions of amazing stories are waiting to be discovered on the British Newspaper Archive.  

    The British Library's collection of histroical newspapers has papers from 1603 to the present day from Britain and further afield.  There are over 600,000 bound volumes of newspapers and over 300,000 reels of microfilm. The British Newspaper Archive is a partnership with the British Library, working to digitise up to 40 million newspaper pages from the British Library's collection.  

    The British Newspaper Archive now holds newspapers from 1710-1954, with 10 million pages available online. 

    You can subscribe to it and get 3 Months For 2, saving you 31%.