Toy and comic collections grow and grow, with some falling out of favour as new things take over, then make a comeback when kids rediscover older items. Keeping things organised, so small parts don’t get lost and spoil games or just so you can see what you’ve actually got, can be challenging. Organised Storage Continue reading →
As I am currently in the process of totally redecorating a flat ready to relocate myself and the tiny three 140 miles away from my current hometown I thought it might be a good idea to share some tips on DIY with you my readers, and here they are: Home DIY Advice for Beginners: How Continue reading →
Rogue One, the latest Star Wars movie to hit our screens, explored an exciting time between Episode III and A New Hope. During this era, wars were fought, lives were lost, and the ultimate power in the universe was constructed. We are talking, of course, about the Death Star. Taking a closer look at the Continue reading →
Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety across the UK. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register with support from the gas industry including retailers, manufacturers, consumer bodies and the public. Every year in the UK, more than 200 people go to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, Continue reading →
When it comes to shopping, food can be the most expensive item we spend our money on, so it makes sense to cut costs in this area. However, few people want to cut costs when it may mean cutting down on the quality of food, or indeed any consumer item; but fortunately, this need not Continue reading →
“Summer is finally here – for me it’s the best time of the year and a chance to spend some quality time with the kids. When the weather is good in the UK there’s nothing better than lazy picnics in the park, beach BBQs and fun days out. But as schools up and down the Continue reading →
Weaning your little ones onto solids can be a fun, challenging and messy life stage from baby to toddler. With areas where children eat found to have worse levels of bacteria than toilet handles [i] and weaning a messy process, it is no surprise that the average Mum spends 94 hours a week juggling tasks Continue reading →
Kitchen Hygiene – top tips to prevent food poisoning There are over one million cases of food poisoning a year in the UK1 and it is commonly assumed that most incidents arise from eating out at restaurants. However, you are just as likely to pick up food poisoning in your own home2 and with research Continue reading →
Have you ever dreamed about winning the lottery? Come on, we all have at some point. The UK lottery (or Lotto as it’s now known) celebrated its 20th birthday a few months ago and over the years we’ve all played at some point – and many still do on a regular basis today.
The main draw still takes place on a Saturday night with a midweek draw too, and there are even daily draws and other events like the Thunderball to get involved in. You can even play the continent-wide EuroMillions and if you like to play lottery online you can even participate in draws in other countries.
When you talk to people about what they might do if they won the lottery, they nearly always say things like “I’d go on an exotic holiday” or “I’d buy a Ferrari or two!” They’re natural responses I guess, we all want the finer things in life that we see celebrities owning or wearing and we can only dream of having the same lifestyle where money is never an issue.
For those who have won the lottery, however, it seems to be a bit different. You get some people who just splash the cash in the early days of having the money in their accounts and before long…it’s all gone! You never think about what might happen if that money runs out especially when people say the first thing they’ll do is quit working.
You have to buy some pretty outrageous things to spend your lottery winnings, but some people have and this infographic created by Lottosend proves it – take a look, there are some truly outrageous purchases!
On Wednesday night I was invited to attend the 10th birthday celebrations of FloridaTix at The Island Bar in Birmingham City Centre. FloridaTix are a Birmingham based company who have been selling tickets to all the theme parks and attractions in Orlando for the past 10 years, in fact when honeymooned in Orlando in 2006 Continue reading →
At times it can be a battle against wills when it comes to bath time, and what should be a fun and easy process can instead cause tantrums and tears that you’d rather avoid before bed. Whether they just hate getting clean, or just don’t enjoy a relaxing bath as much as us parents, there are a Continue reading →
As a child I always loved school, but I loved school holidays more. Being able to spend time with my friends and family and no rushing around first thing in the morning. Now I’m a parent of school and nursery age children, I once again love school holidays, being able to spend quality time with all Continue reading →
With the warmer weather finally here it’s time to make the most of the sunshine and encourage the little ones to get outside. Although games and toys are easy to coax them away from the television, getting them more involved in the garden can help them keep fit and healthy, as well as take an interest Continue reading →
I am very pleased to be hosting this anonymous Guest post from a lovely, known Mental Health blogger. I am a hypocrite. I think I should be honest about that. I talk the talk about breaking the stigma, but for the first time in my life I am not walking the walk. When you apply Continue reading →