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Raising the bra

My daughter Sapphire, 20, and I decided to grow some cantaloupe melons in our greenhouse. But as they grew, the fruits became too heavy for the plant. Putting our heads together we came up with a great way to give them some extra support. Sapphire and her sister, Nikki, donated their old bras, which I strung up in the greenhouse by threading garden twine through the strap. Then we rested the melons inside them. Now they're growing so well we might need some bigger cup sizes!

Graham Lankshear, Dukes Meadow, Beccles, Suffolk
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Stocking thriller

December was approaching and I went to get my daughter Helena, nine, an advent calendar. But the ones in the shops were full of unhealthy chocolate. So, I decided to make my own by fastening 24 different coloured socks to my banister and popping a little toy in each one. It looked really festive and made the countdown to Christmas fun for Helena. 

Heather Sutcliffe, Banksfield Road, Mytholmroyd, W Yorks
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Fairy good!

My son, Jacob, four, was playing in the garden but he started to get bored. Spotting an empty bucket, I had an idea. 'Let's make a fairy garden,' I said. Filling the bucket with compost, we stuck a solar garden light into it as a toadstool. Then we made a pathway from stones and added flowers and a fairy ornament I had in the house. Jacob's now convinced the Tooth Fairy has moved in!

Lucy Peart, Garden Suburbs, Pontywaun, Caerphilly
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