29.6.22

How To Boost Your Motorcycle Accident Claim



A road accident is a highly traumatic and devastating event, especially for motorcyclists. Unfortunately, not all motorcyclists wear safety gear such as helmets to keep them safe on the road, making them more susceptible to death or severe injuries. Statistics reveal that the death rate among motorcyclists has risen by 11% since 2019. Motorcycle crashes account for 14% of all the accidents that happen on the road. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you should file a claim and try to maximise compensation to cover damages. Here are a couple of tips that can boost your motorcycle accident claim.

28.6.22

How to Look After Your Skin in the Summer



Summer is finally here and so far, the weather has been on our side. I know it’s still early and that things can change but it’s been a lovely couple of weeks, and I’ve enjoyed spending most of my time in the garden – everything seems so much better when the sun is shining don’t you think?

One of the main problems of spending so much time in the garden is how harsh the sun can be on your skin, this is why it’s important that you look after it and change your skincare routine as the seasons change so that your skin is properly looked after.

24.6.22

Tips and Tricks for Finding Freebies on the Internet


Who doesn’t love a good freebie? Did you know that there are tons of businesses and brands who love to give their customers and potential customers samples of their products?

If you know where to look you can ensure that you have a constant supply of free items sent to your door. Cosmetics, personal hygiene products, baby items, food items and perfumes and aftershaves are just some of the items that companies send for free. These are often trial size, but not always sometimes full products are sent. Samples on offer change all the time and they go fast so it’s a good idea to apply for them as soon as you see that they’re available.

22.6.22

Let’s Talk About Period Pants


I started my periods when I was 13/14. I remember that they were painful and heavy almost from the start and have continued to be that way almost every month ever since. I hated the time of the month as it always made me self-conscious and no matter what pads I used at the time I still didn’t like how I felt.

Fast forward a good few years and I am happier and more comfortable about how my periods are. Recently I made the switch from sanitary pads to period pants and it was the best decision I made. I wished there was more of them available in my younger years.

20.6.22

Why You Should Take Your Child Fishing



Fishing is the biggest participation sport in the UK. It is enjoyed up and down the country by anglers of all ages.

Matthew loves fishing and our youngest loves it too. He has been going with his dad since he was big enough to hold a fishing rod. When he first started fishing, they would go for a couple of hours and now they go away for days at a time.

19.6.22

What Are The Pros and Cons of Epoxy Flooring?

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What is epoxy flooring?


Epoxy flooring is a type of synthetic resin that is laid on top of another form of flooring such as concrete. It is used for both protection and decoration. Epoxy is a two-part compound created by combining resin and hardener.

14.6.22

Things To Consider When Buying a New Car


Buying a new car can be exciting. The smell of the interior, the low mileage, new paint work and all the mod cons you can think of are enough to send most people out to a local showroom to see what catches their eye.

My eldest son is currently saving up to buy a car. The thought fills me with both dread and pride in equal measures. The fact that he is saving for something he really wants is great but as his mum and my eldest I am yet to get my head around the fact he is old enough to drive.

11.6.22

Last Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas

If you've left it to the last minute to buy a Father's Day gift this year then don't panic. You still have just over a week to get something sorted. I am going to showcase a few ideas that may just be the perfect gift for that special man or men in your life no matter how old they are.

9.6.22

An Ethical and Eco-friendly Guide to Lab Diamond Rings


Did you know you can extend your passion for sustainability and ethicalness to your engagement ring and wedding day jewellery? Lab grown engagement rings have been increasing in popularity since people are becoming more aware of the sourcing of their products. Buying a lab grown engagement ring is a great way to support sustainability and act upon an environmentally friendly action. Not just this though, you’ll also be buying a fantastic, high quality ring that is just as good, if not better, than a conventional diamond at an affordable price point. Read on to find out how to choose the perfect lab created diamond ring

8.6.22

Exploring Moral Values with Your Child


Knowing what moral values are will help your child in their general development, understanding of life skills, and their appreciation for what is around them and also how they can better themselves. In becoming more aware of moral values, children also know how to determine right from wrong, and know how to support others.

Helping Your Child Become More Independent


Independence is going to be a big factor in your child’s future development as they grow older, and it’ll be something your child will become more used to as they pick up new skills. To nurture your child’s independence here are some top tips from this high school in Wandsworth Common.

7.6.22

What are BTEC Qualifications for Children?

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While the most common way of going through your studies would be through to your A Levels and heading to University. What a lot of people might not know is that there are actually a few ways you could go about reaching your specific goals. This is where BTEC Qualifications are a great option. In this guide from the best private school in London, we look at what BTEC qualifications are and how you can decide if they’re a good fit for your child.

How Much Do You Know About Fertility?

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Fertility has a lot of different elements to it, and it can be confusing to keep on top of everything you need to be aware of. The thing is it’s perfectly fine to not know everything about fertility. What this guide from this genetic testing clinic will show you is how much you do know, and what you can do to learn more about fertility.

6.6.22

Ways To Make Your Home More Appealing To Potential Buyers On a Budget


We all know that the housing market at the minute is a little unpredictable what with increasing interest rates and the costs of living going up. But don’t let this put you off if you have a property to sell. You may need to decrease your asking price if you need a quick sale but there are still lots of potential buyers out there.

2.6.22

Reading – One Way to Bond with Your Baby


Being a parent isn’t always easy and some people feel overwhelmed whether it’s their first baby or their fifth – after all no two babies are the same and what works for one might not work for another.

These days there seems to be so much pressure to be the perfect parent especially when all you see on social media is the best of everything. It’s important to know that you are not alone in feeling like this and that there is no such thing as perfect.

1.6.22

Best Living Options in Western Pennsylvania


Western Pennsylvania is a region in the United States that is known for its natural beauty and rich history. The state has a lot of options to offer when it comes to living, so it can be hard to choose which city or town is best.

For example, Pittsburgh is the second-most populous city in the state. It's one of the oldest cities in America and has been ranked as one of the best places to live by Forbes magazine. Pittsburgh offers many choices for entertainment, food, culture, and sports with its many skyscrapers and bridges.

25.5.22

What Our Perfect Gaming Retreat Would Have


We are a family of gamers. I love to play on my Xbox, my husband has a PC and the boys each have a console of their own too. We are short on space in our house so we don’t have a designated room for gaming, but it is on our list of must haves for when/if we move in the future.

24.5.22

Throwing an Amazing Birthday Party for Your Daughter

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Your daughter's birthday is coming up and you want to throw her the best party ever! But where do you start? How do you make sure that she has a good time?

Your daughter's birthday is a very special occasion and it's important to make sure that the party is just as amazing as she is. There are so many different ways to throw an unforgettable birthday party, and we're going to share some of our favorite ideas with you! Whether your daughter loves dressing up, playing games, or eating cake, we have something for her. Keep reading for creative birthday party ideas that will make your daughter feel like a princess!

23.5.22

How To Make Time For Exercise


Fitness gurus always tell you that if you want to get fit and add exercise to your daily routine, you need to make time for it. They make out like this should be a simple “this or that” choice, but the reality of modern day living is that we generally tend to live busy lives that leave us tired and grouchy by the end of the day.

17.5.22

Thinking of Dropping Out of University



No matter what student life looks like in the movies, being at university isn’t just about lying around on the grass with your friends, sleeping all day and downing shots in the local Wetherspoons.

Being a student takes a lot of hard work, stamina and dedication. With that in mind, there may come a time when you’re questioning your life choices and wondering if dropping out of university would be the best thing to do.

16.5.22

Different Holiday Types in Scotland

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Scotland has always inspired tourists and travelers from all across the world because of its amazing landscapes, great weather, and extraordinary history. Scotland holiday experiences will fill you with some wonderful memories and will last a lifetime. There are iconic cities, picturesque villages, historic buildings, and wonderful festivals, along with some great local restaurants. What more could you ask for?

If you are planning a trip to Scotland, why not plan different holiday types and discover some off-the-beaten paths. For your benefit, this page lists some of the roads less traveled so that you get rewarded with an extraordinary experience when holidaying in Scotland. There are beautiful green fields to explore, enjoy the adventure in the great outdoors or discover the relaxed pace of life in the countryside.

15.5.22

Gifts for Nature Lovers


Whether you’re buying for a keen hiker, a flower lover or someone always daydreaming of the coast, here is a selection of present ideas perfect for those who love the great outdoors!

14.5.22

Top Tips For Organising Your Day To Make Sure You’re More Productive


This blog post is for you if you often find yourself uttering this phrase: “there just aren't enough hours in the day!”

If you’re looking for top tips for organising your day to make sure you’re more productive, you’re in the right place. When it comes to productivity, planning and organisation are key. I’m going to walk you through some of the best tips for organising your day that will help you to stay on track and spend your precious hours during the day in a more productive manner.

11.5.22

You NEED To Visit the Isle of Arran & Here's Why...


The Isle of Arran is one of Scotland's most popular tourist destinations. It's known for its stunning scenery, outdoor activities, and friendly locals. There are plenty of things to see and do on the island, making it a great place to visit for anyone looking for an adventure. Whether you're a hiker, a biker, a golfer, or simply looking to relax on the beach and enjoy the sun, Arran has something for everyone. All that’s left is to enquire about affordable car hire in Edinburgh on your arrival. With that said, here's why you MUST visit the Isle of Array…

10.5.22

What to Consider When Booking a Venue for a Business Event


According to Statista venues in the UK hosted roughly 195 thousand conferences and meetings in 2020 and around 1.4 million business events took place in the UK in 2019. Due to the pandemic, the number of meetings fell but now that restrictions and lockdowns are a thing of the past it is predicted that more events and meetings will be held in venues all over the UK.

What Are The Most Popular Graduate Jobs


According to Prospects, the most common jobs for graduates from 2017/18 were in nursing, marketing, sales, nursery and primary teaching and in programming and software development. They also think that due to the pandemic doctors or secondary school teachers might also become a popular job choice for graduates.

9.5.22

My Home Workout Essentials


As a woman who is nearer 40 than 30 and who has always struggled with her weight exercising although a necessity is also something that I struggle with. Over the past few years, I’ve struggled to lose weight even when eating healthy and working out, but I’m not done yet and hope that by the time I’m 40 I will be at my target weight of 9.5st – 10st.

I like working out at home as it is a great way to exercise. There are so many benefits to working out this way especially if you’re looking to avoid gym anxiety, save money on gym fees, and fit exercise into your daily routine more easily.

8.5.22

Father's Day Gift Ideas for Dads to Be

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Father’s Day this year falls on the 19th of June. It’s a special day to show all those dads, stepdads and those who step up to the plate just how much they mean. I will be writing a gift idea post in the next couple of weeks for the perfect gifts but today we are focusing on gifts specifically for dads to be.

If this is your first baby or perhaps your baby is due a few days / weeks after Father’s Day, you might want to buy the dad to be something special so that they don’t feel left out. I always believe that you should show someone that you love them every day but there’s no reason why on a special occasion you can’t buy a small gift to show someone how much you appreciate them.

7.5.22

Make 2022 an Adventure: Top Travel Tips

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Thinking of travelling the world? 2022 could be your year! Sure, travel may have been off the cards for a while because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Governments around the world closed their borders or severely limited travel across their borders in order to slow the spread of the virus. But now that vaccines have been taken around the world and many people are gaining immunity to the virus, travel is back on and people are jetting off around the world once more. If you’re looking for excitement or if you’re looking to take a break from the dull routine of day to day life, you may be considering an adventure of your own. 2022 is the year to do it. Why delay? Here’s some information that will help you to arrange your trips!

28.4.22

How to Enjoy Travel Cuisine when You Have Dietary Restrictions


Travelling is the perfect way to try out new and exciting cuisines from around the world. However, not everyone can enjoy food freely. If you have dietary restrictions due to allergies or personal beliefs, then it can be challenging to find appropriate meals when you’re out and about. You might find yourself feeling anxious during trips because of limited culinary options. You may also feel guilty about inconveniencing others due to your specific needs. However, there’s nothing to be ashamed about wanting what’s best for you and your body. After all, travelling is supposed to be an enjoyable adventure, no matter who you are.

27.4.22

What Are the Benefits of Organic Cotton Baby Clothes


Organic cotton is one of the best materials you can use for baby clothes and blankets — but what are the facts behind this renowned reputation? Let’s dive into the world of organic cotton, so you’re armed with the knowledge of why you should choose organic cotton baby clothes.

It’s the Eco-Friendly Option

Made from plants that have not been genetically modified, and therefore grown without using synthetic farming chemicals, such as pesticides, organic cotton is a great way to support a more conscious and sustainable type of shopping. As well as making the process kinder to the climate, it is also healthier for the people involved in farming, and produced using less water and energy than regular cotton, too!

Organic Cotton Is Better for a Baby’s Skin

Another key benefit arising from not using harsh agricultural chemicals and pesticides is that organic cotton is hypoallergenic. Synthetic materials, such as polyester or nylon, will likely be made with very harsh chemicals such as formaldehyde, and with baby skin being super-soft and more porous, there is a chance these chemicals could affect their health or cause a reaction. This means organic cotton is one of the kindest and safest options for a baby’s skin.

It’s Breathable — And Safer!

One thing that new parents need to keep an eye on is the body temperature of their baby — which brings us on to the next benefit of organic cotton. Another bonus of organic cotton, when compared to synthetic materials, is that organic cotton is a lot more breathable, making it a much safer option for newborns and small babies due to the risk of them overheating. This is because newborn babies cannot regulate their own temperature just yet.

But what exactly makes organic cotton more breathable? It’s to do with the fibre itself — organic cotton is completely natural, which means that air can flow and pass through the fibre, allowing moisture to evaporate when the days get hotter while also keeping babies toasty warm in the evenings or during colder months.

For example, opting for organic cotton sleepsuits or bodysuits is a great choice when shopping for safety and eco-conscious baby clothes.

Organic Cotton Is More Durable

As well as being grown differently from regular cotton, organic cotton is also more durable. This is because organic cotton is entirely picked by hand, which stops the fibres of the cotton from becoming damaged, meaning the material is much stronger than machine-picked (regular) cotton. This means your organic cotton baby clothes will last longer and withstand more play times, meal times and washes — music to every eco-warrior parents’ ears!


*This is a collaborative post*

25.4.22

7 Ways to Prepare for Becoming First Time Parents


As a new parent, you're probably feeling pretty nervous and excited about your new role as a parent and being a part of your baby's life. And, yes, it can be scary, especially when you have no idea what's coming your way as a parent. Most first-time parents find this transition in their lives overwhelming at times, and while pregnancy can be a fantastic experience, it is also one of the most worrying times of your life.

20.4.22

Tips on taking Good Care of Kitchen Equipment


Families will need to find every edge to save money during the cost-of-living crisis. This has been driven by inflation: consumer prices were 6.2 percent higher in February 2022 than a year before. Plus, in January 2022, domestic gas prices rose by 28 percent. In this context, avoiding unnecessary costs is crucial. And one way to do this is by taking good care of kitchen equipment. Below, we explore how to maintain your kitchenware and avoid paying for new utensils.

14.4.22

What Can You Do To Improve Your Memory

Some people have amazing memories others do not and as we get older sometimes no matter how great our memory once was it can still be lost. Don't despair though there are a few things that you can do to help keep your brain working well. These include...

13.4.22

UK’s best family days out

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The cold dark days of winter are over as we enter spring and enjoy the sun again. And what better way to celebrate than to make the most of the weather on a family day out? Especially with the kids being at home over the summer. Below, we explore the UK’s best family days out.

12.4.22

Five Garden Trends for 2022


Spring has most definitely sprung and isn’t it lovely. I don’t know what it’s like where you live but here in Yorkshire, we have seen a massive change in the last two weeks. The trees that were bare are full of beautiful green leaves again and the birds and the bees are busy building nests and buzzing around looking for pollen.

10.4.22

Fun Easter Gift Ideas


Easter is only a few days away but if you're looking for a gift then you've come to the right place. In this guide you will find traditional chocolate gifts and non chocolate gifts.

4.4.22

Helping Your Child Develop their Fine Motor Skills

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Fine motor skills are massively important and often taken for granted. They are what allow us to complete many of our day-to-day tasks, like brushing our teeth or tying our shoelaces. With this in mind, parents should try and look for ways to help strengthen their child’s fine motor skills, using the following advice from a pre-prep school in Buckinghamshire.

3.4.22

Exploring Gratitude with Your Child


Encouraging your child to consider what they are grateful for on a regular basis, no matter how big or small is an important way to ensure they feel happy and fulfilled. It also allows them to consider how fortunate they are, which may therefore encourage them to empathise with others. Gratitude is more than just saying please and thank you, it’s a mindset that can lead to a greater sense of contentment. So, you may be wondering how you can explore gratitude with your child. Read on for some advice from a senior school in Kent.

2.4.22

5 Signs Your Child Needs a Tutor

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It can be difficult to decide whether or not hiring a private tutor for your child is worth the investment, particularly if you’re strapped for cash as it is. Although no definitive answer can be given, I have teamed up with a sixth form in Cardiff to share five signs that it might be a good option.

1.4.22

Top Tips for Motivating Your Child to Learn

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Without the right level of motivation, your child will struggle to stay on track at school. As a parent, it’s up to you to encourage your child and support them with their academic progress to ensure they perform well. Of course, this is easier said than done, so here are some tips from an independent school in Enfield on how you can motivate your child to learn.