WE’VE just renewed our annual membership to the magical Thorp Perrow Arboretum.

A place for all ages to experience time out from our sometimes stressful and hectic lives.

Treat yourself, go and listen to the wind in the trees, pause and watch the ripples and reflections on the lake, smell the woodland flowers, then rest a while and take in the colours and changing light through the leaves. And relax.

Rowena Simpson, Newton-leWillows