31.1.20

Top 3 Children’s Theatre Shows Touring in 2020


Whether your child is still a toddler or approaching the troubled teens, there is a huge variety of Children’s shows touring the UK in 2020. To search an extensive list of family shows and enjoy an unforgettable day out, visit best-tickets.co.uk., where you can compare prices and find the perfect show in a city near you. To help you decide, we have devised a short, comprehensive list of the top 3 family shows touring the UK this year...

29.1.20

How To Get A Dog Responsibly


Anyone considering bringing a four-legged friend into their life should really be advised to rehome a rescue dog. There are thousands of dogs of all shapes and sizes in rehoming centres waiting to meet their special someone. However, I know that sometimes, you just want a puppy, and a certain dog, so will go to a breeder.

Buying a puppy from a breeder can be hit and miss if you don't know what to look for, or what questions to ask. Here are a few tips when it comes to responsibly getting a dog.

New Year, New Ways To Save


When the New Year hits, and you finally see how much money you have left in your bank after the Christmas period has taken it's toll, we always say that we'll try to save better, to spend better, and look after our money. But not many of us actually do. 

We all know that January seems to last for around 4 years, and can be so hard to get to the end of without losing your cool. Sometimes, those extra bills can creep up on us, or we may just want to treat the family, and sometimes the budget just isn't there to be able to do these things. But there are a few things you can do to help you lessen the load.

28.1.20

How to Help Your Child With their Homework


In most homes, the word “homework” has negative connotations for kids. They tend to find it boring and would usually prefer to socialise, play or do just about anything else. Unfortunately, homework is an unavoidable aspect of school life, so it may fall to you as a parent to help your child get through it and even potentially make it a little more enjoyable. Read on for some advice from a prep school in the South West.

Children tend to thrive when they have one to one attention from a parent or another authoritative figure that they respect. With that said, try and make time for your child during homework sessions so that you can help them figure out the answers to difficult questions. They are far more likely to give up from frustration if they are alone and struggling.

27.1.20

The Job Of A Blogger


Being a blogger is easy, all you need to do is start a new blog and start writing. Simple is int it? Or so you'd think. But have you ever thought what it takes to become a successful blogger and how some bloggers make thousands from it? Well, the answer if dedication, a passion for writing, and most importantly, they are serious about blogging. 

Lots of people try to earn money blogging but very few get success. In fact, as someone who has been blogging for nearly 8 years now, I've seen many blogs start up, gain a bit of traction, and then shut down as the writer starts to understand just how hard maintaining a blog is.

Keeping Your Cool In Your Work Environment


Things are getting stressful, everyone wants something from you, and you just want to flip out and scream? That doesn’t have to be the case as there are plenty of ways to keep your cool in unpleasant situations. We have a few tips that will help you keep your composure.

Keeping your cool, especially during stressful situations, is one of the most important attributes of a good leader. These tips will help you keep a clear head no matter how stressful your day.

4 Ways To Help An Elderly Relative


If an elderly relative of yours need help to stay safe and healthy, you might be unsure about how to handle the situation. Figuring out their needs, understanding the options, and making decisions can feel overwhelming. Caring for a parent can feel overwhelming because you're not sure exactly what needs to be done and when. 

To solve that problem, take a step back to understand how much help your parent needs with everyday life as not every person are the same. You need to focus on their needs rather than what everyone else does.

26.1.20

Should Everyone Go To College?


Some people think it is okay not to go to college. I personally believe that everyone should attend college, or some sort of education, when they leave school. College is an important step in life it helps you get the chance to improve in education, more focused on the certain subjects you want to study. 

And it doesn't need to be college itself. Higher education, apprenticeships or in work qualifications, as long as you are leaning a new course that will help better yourself and your understanding of the career path you choose, then it's important to do.

My Husband's Mini Mid Life Crisis


Now, don't get me wrong, when I say midlife crisis, I mean that he's wanting to try and act younger, and focusing new styles rather than anything more serious, but I thought I'd write about it as not many people talk about what it feels like when men just up and change, what feels like overnight. 

It's essential for you to know that nothing you do or say will help your spouse snap out of it or become the partner you once knew. That doesn’t mean you have to give up hope. People beat the odds daily.

25.1.20

4 Tips For Opening A New Business


If your New Year's resolution this year has been to launch a business, then keep reading as I have a few tips below. More and more people want to ditch their 9-to-5s and take control of their futures by starting their own businesses. 

But you have to be realistic with this as starting a business isn't easy. It doesn't matter whether you want to start a small business from your spare room or create the next million-pound global company, if you're not prepared then there's a big chance that your business wont succeed in the long run. 

Luckily though, here are 4 tips that can help raise the likelihood of success if you're launching a business in 2020...

Buddha, The Body and Rose Gold. My Love Of The Eclectic


It’s the off-piste, unconventional intermixing and intermingling of ideas and a broad range of styles that make an eclectic interior, and if you saw my house then you'd know just how much I love a bit of eclectic style. 

And how I like to mismatch different fashions to create my own styles. But I guess that is what eclectic style is - the mash up of designs, and an interior that is banging to your own drum. My top 3 things are anything rose gold, to do with the body, and Buddhas. A varied style, wouldn't you say?

24.1.20

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.

23.1.20

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...

22.1.20

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.

21.1.20

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.

20.1.20

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. And using Acrylic Kitchen Splashbacks is another cost-effective way to add colour to your kitchen.

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.

19.1.20

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.

18.1.20

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.

17.1.20

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+.

16.1.20

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?

15.1.20

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.

14.1.20

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.

13.1.20

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?