What girls buy for boys on Valentine’s Day

[caption id="attachment_1763" align="alignright" width="250"] If chocolate be the food of love, then eat on...(apologies to Shakespeare)[/caption] Whilst pottering through our local town centre the other day, we spotted some rather cute looking mini-heart chocolate boxes in the shop window of our fave chocolatier, so we popped in. We decided a little cream heart-shaped box filled with handmade (and handpicked) scrummy choc was the ideal (if slightly girly)mini-gift for the BF for Valentine's Day...but it did get us thinking. What would your boyfriend say if you bought them flowers for St Valentines' Day? Would they turn their nose up at a...

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An encounter of the creepy-kind

[caption id="attachment_1740" align="alignleft" width="251" caption="Get to grips with a slippery snake on these new predator experiences"][/caption] There are lots of phobias in the world. The more unusual include the likes of Coulrophobia, which is the fear of clowns, Bambakophobia which is actually the fear of cotton wool balls and even Lachanophobia, which is the fear of vegetables - scary things those parsnips poking out of the ground in some peoples' eyes! Well, Into the Blue can't do much about these sorts of phobias, but we can offer a way to get over the classic fears of snakes, spiders and flapping birds with...

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Anyone else miss Howard’s Way…or is just me?

[caption id="attachment_1714" align="alignright" width="250"] Boats, glamour, affairs and gossip - that was Howard's Way![/caption] Ah the joys of the internet! After writing for Into the Blue about the new Sunseekeer Taster powerboat experience setting off from Southampton, we've just done an inspired search on YouTube for Howard's Way - the BBC's supersoap which ran from 1985 to 1990 and was based around the world of posh cruisers and powerboats in the fictional town of Tarrant on the south coast of England. Remember ever-so-earnest Tom who, having been redundant as a aircraft designer, was trying to live the dream by ploughing...

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Feeling romantic?

[caption id="attachment_1692" align="alignright" width="250"] Ahhhh we *heart* St Valentine's Day![/caption] Is it just us, or are you too only just getting over the whole Christmas and New Year thing, to realise that St Valentine's Day is already nearly upon us? We can't cope with all these festivities, so despite the fact that we promised our nearest and dearest we'd put pen to paper to create some romantic sonnets (he's French you see and they like that sort of thing!) we just haven't got time! So what's a girl to do? Whip the old credit card out and buy an activity...

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A day out with feathered friends…

[caption id="attachment_1675" align="alignright" width="250"] Learn the noble sport of falconry at centres throughout the UK[/caption] 'Falconry - the sport of hunting with falcons or other birds of prey; the keeping and training of such birds'. That's how our online dictionary describes it and Into the Blue offers 30 different ways to experience this noble country pursuit. And with centres dotted throughout the UK, you won't have too far to travel to take part. What we love most about this range of falconry experiences is that all offer 'hands on' time with the birds, so you will find yourself being kitted out...

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