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Fun things to do with granchildren in Somerset

Spending time with grandkids is one of the greatest pleasures in life. However, keeping them entertained can be difficult. The good news is that Somerset offers a variety of activities and attractions for all ages and lifestyles. Keep reading to find out the top 10fun things to do with grandchildren in Somerset. Fun things to…

The Best Pubs in Salisbury, Wiltshire

Salisbury is jam packed with more than 100 pubs and inns within the city, some of which date back to the 14th century. Moving out into the surrounding villages & countryside there are a number of award winning pubs. In this blog we share some of our favourite pubs in Salisbury and the surrounding area…

Top 10 tips for planning for your retirement

The advice handed down to the younger generations is that ‘It’s never too soon to start planning for your retirement’ but it’s something that a lot of us put off. However, it can be a really good idea to start thinking about how you may wish to spend your time once you’re talking and how…

Where to eat in Poole

As well as being drenched in history and a very popular holiday destination for people near and far, Poole and neighbouring areas are famous for great cuisine, with a plethora of great eateries that are a must on your list when you visit this part of the coast. The county of Dorset prides itself in…

Best pubs in Poole, Dorset

There’s nothing better than a nice cold tipple in the warm weather to help you keep cool while you take in some of the best views that Dorset has to offer. Whether you’re in search of an old-fashioned British pub, a craft ale, a meal with friends and family, or just somewhere to grab a…

How to attract birds to your garden

The term ‘garden birds’ encapsulates any species of bird that visit our gardens. During the summer months, you are likely to hear more birds than you see, as they tend to spend their time hiding in shade and seeking out baths to cool down in. Why are gardens important for birds? Over, recent years, numbers…

Platinum Skies launches search for Taunton community cause to support

We are looking for a Taunton-based community cause to support as part of the countdown to the opening of our new independent-living apartment complex. Platinum Skies is coming to Taunton Quantock House is being constructed in Paul Street, comprising of a luxury apartment complex with purpose-built one and two-bedroom apartments for people aged 55 and…

Meet our homeowners: Charles from Sherborne

Charles Pyman, 77, moved to Sherborne in May 2021 with his Cairn terrier-whippet cross, Hinney, to live in a more accessible location for his family to visit. Why did you move to Platinum Skies’ Sherborne community? I had some family down in the west country in far end of Devon for some while but my…

Best walks & dog walks in Poole, Dorset

The Dorset coastline home to the Jurassic Coast, designated by UNESCO as a world heritage site, due to its outstanding geology, is home to some of the most stunning scenery and beaches in the UK. Which makes it the perfect place for walkers and rambling groups to explore. The world famous South West Coast Path,…

Best dog friendly beaches in Dorset

The UK is home to some of the best beaches in the world, and with the warmer weather approaching, a beach walk with your furry friend is the perfect way to kick off your summer. Dogs love to be by the seaside, so if you are looking for some inspiration for trips out, you’ll want…