Top Tips for Choosing the Right School for Your Child

Selecting a school for your youngster is a huge responsibility and should be carefully planned and researched. There are plenty of things that you’ll need to consider when choosing a school and you might need some tips to help, which is why I have teamed up with a junior school in Oxfordshire.

5 Tips If You're Thinking Of To Go Back To School

In the modern age, more and more older people are deciding to go back to school, college, or even university to brush up, or better their education. Also, as employers demand an increasing range of skills from their employees, many professionals are going back to school to get the specific expertise they need for a new job. Either for that promotion that they've always want, or in some cases, to retain their current position in an ever competitive world.


Setting Up A Hotel As A Business Abroad

Do you ever go into a business and think that you can do a better job yourself? I do whenever I go to a hotel. How come these owners never actually seem to know what guests want? If I had the chance, I'd open up my own hotel to my own specifications, with all the things included that I think would work best. 

I mean, I know it would be hard work to set everything up, and to separate the fact that this is a business decision and not a lifestyle choice. That at the beginning, there are going to be a lot of hard decisions to make, and a lot of money to spend. But it is something that I have really looked in to, as a way to create a business for myself, and own a piece of property that will generate revenue for me. 

I decided to look into it a bit, and here are a few tips I came across when it comes to purchasing, building and creating a business abroad...


Why Product Testing Can Be Lucrative

Looking for new opportunities to increase your income? If you're looking for opportunities that offer the best of both worlds, earning extra income by participating in market research and product testing may be for you. With options to work at-home or in-person, it's a great way to try out new products, and maybe even earn some cash from it. 

Product testing is basically the analysis and evaluation of products for their look, performance and their fit for purpose from the specifications. And dozens of market research companies around the world work on behalf of brands to predict whether a new product is going to fly off the shelves, and their always on the look out for new testers.


How To Clean Your Home Like A Professional

When you want a clean house, there’s no reason why you can’t take some professional cleaning tips on board, apply some elbow grease and clean like a professional yourself. Whether your house is big or small, or contains kids, pets or a small business in the front room, there are many ways you can clean it like a professional, without spending a fortune.

How Franchising Can Make The Perfect Small Business

A lot of people are drawn to franchising when it comes to starting a business. If it's the right decision for you, it can be a way to profitable business ownership from a platform that already works as a business. You can get in on a great idea or successful business that already has a track record of success, or a strong brand, and still run the business yourself as your very own small business. 

Having a franchise means you will be getting in on an idea that is already proven as a good business model. Of course, as with any business, there are still challenges involved in starting a franchise and running one too. As much thought will have to go into location, hiring, and management as any other type of business, it can just be a little easier with the brand already being set out for you.


How to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets

Did you know that the average cost of installing a new kitchen in your home in the UK is around £12,000? It can cost a whopping £3000 for a fitter to actually put it together once you’ve specified and acquired all the elements. With this said, there is a fantastically more resourceful and low budget way of giving your kitchen a bit of a spruce, however. The kitchen is the heart of your home, so it deserves a little attention every now and again, and if you are looking to add a bit of value to your home before putting it on the market, then this is a very affordable way of doing so without breaking the bank.

Painting your cupboards is definitely something you can do yourself with a bit of careful planning; everything from prepping your existing cupboards to painting the insides of your cupboards will make your kitchen look almost new.

This article will give you a few tips on painting your kitchen cupboards yourself.

Setting Up Your Own Small Business At Home

The best home based businesses are the ones that are started because you are fully passionate about the work and interested in the process involved. And I don't mean those work-at-home pyramid schemes or MLM's that might be a scam or the one a friend is recruiting for on social media.

Working from home can create that flexibility in how you spend your time and make your money, giving you freedom to work the hours you want, to suit your needs and family life. But it isn't a quick process and it doesn't guarantee financial success.

The Rise Of The Fiat 500

You may be acquainted with the Fiat 500 as the cute, quirky car we've all grown to love, or loathe if you're into big cars. However, it may surprise you to know that it is much older than you think and wasn't originally made for those who were looking for a fashion statement, and instead started of as a cheap runaround. 

Launched in 1957, it was marketed by Fiat Automobiles as the low cost car and it quickly became known as one of the first city cars. And in 1975, production was stopped, that was until 2007 saw the preview of the all new Fiat 500.


How Yoga Keeps Me Grounded

The word grounded gets used a lot in yoga, and probably in life too. The word grounded actually has real meaning when it comes to yoga and it can be particularly significant at this time of the year when it’s so easy to lose our sense of balance. You know, we've just started a new year, everyone has started failing at their New Years Resolutions, and we just feel at loss with what to do, what day it is, and even where our head is at.

If your mind is buzzing all over the place, then take your focus out of your head and into the physical shape of the poses you are doing. This is also a simple way of diffusing stress that can overwhelm our minds at this time of year. Feeling grounded is important not just physically, but psychologically too. When we find a connection to the earth, we connect to something much bigger than ourselves.


My Property Investment Dreams

Those are the days when we have enough money to choose what we want to do with life. Where we don't have to worry about pay cheques and waiting for pay days, but being able to spend money on nearly anything we want. 

I'm sure we all have that dream. A windfall on the lottery, a family inheritance, or if you've sold your cryptocurrency and made a profit after exchanging via a company such as Virgo CX, we all daydream about what we'd do if we had shed loads of cash and no debts to pay each month.


Using A Fitness Tracker To Push Myself

Some people confuse fitness watches with smartwatches, but they are not quite the same thing. Smartwatches are an extension for your smartphone, allowing you to receive notifications and control apps from your wrist. But nowadays, some modern fitness trackers do this also. 

Fitness watches are different though and although some do allow you to use some phone capabilities, their main purpose is to collect health data. These fitness watches can differ in terms of accuracy and also range in price from £30 to £500+.


Building a Capsule Wardrobe for the School Run

Articles about capsule wardrobes often focus on work clothing or the what you’ll need for a fabulous city break. However, for a lot of mums, it’s the school run that can be a real sartorial challenge. While you don’t want to be the mum that overdresses, rolling out of bed and throwing a coat over your pyjamas isn’t exactly recommended either, so how do you build a capsule wardrobe to strike a balance and make your mornings easier?


Are fitness superfoods overrated?

It’s the start of a new decade and the global obsession with keeping fit means that the arrival of a new category of healthy superfood is no real surprise. But do these foods really make a difference to our bodies? Choosing between eating sweet potato, kale and quinoa can sometimes be boring as well as costly so it’s nice to know if sacrificing chocolate really is benefiting us.

To be classed as a superfood a product must have a high nutritional value and quantity of antioxidants. This article analyses whether they live up to the hype or if they have duped us all.


Planning An Exciting Break To London: Everything That You Should Know

When it comes to planning a city break, regardless of where you’re headed to, there’s always so much to think about. London is one of the UK’s most popular travel destinations and an incredible place to visit. It has so much on offer, that planning a trip here can be somewhat daunting.

The good news is, however, that regardless of the type of break you’re after whether that’s a romantic weekend away, family getaway, or solo visit - you’re sure to have the most amazing time. The city boasts a diverse range of sights and attractions, plenty of gorgeous hotels and other accommodation options, some of the world’s best restaurants, and an easy-to-use transport system, making it a fantastic place to spend some time exploring.


How To Survive A Driving Holiday With Children

Spain is our favourite country to holiday in. It doesn't have to be all about the beaches and warm weather though, as there are so many hidden gems around mainland Spain, you just need to know where to look. Had we not tried a road trip, we would have missed small towns that are filled with Roman ruins and friendly people, amazing seafood, and beautiful countryside filled with sunshine and cultural surroundings.

Simple Ways to be Environmentally Friendly For 2020

The media has recently been obsessed with the words of teenage activist Greta Thunberg in recent months. Climate change is causing havoc to our planet in many ways: temperatures are rising, growing seasons for farmers are changing, there are more droughts, and hurricanes are stronger, to name a few. As Thunberg said at the World Economic Forum in Davos on 24 January 2019: “I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is.” So, how can we as a nation help the world become more environmentally friendly?