May 21 2019
by Ella |
Comments Off on Finding Quality in an Increasingly Disposable World

Well, I have it on good authority that the channel doesn’t air in that particular country anymore, but a relative of mine who is in the fashion design world made me wise to a trend which basically confirms that we’re living in an increasingly disposable world. The channel in question was Fashion TV, which apparently used to air in South Africa among other countries in the Southern Hemisphere, but the content was never adapted to the local markets. In other words, when...

Apr 26 2019
by Ella |
Comments Off on Great Books for Teens

Unless it’s Tweets or Facebook posts, kids just don’t do a lot of reading these days. Why should they, when they can entertain themselves with social media sites, games consoles and mobile phones, all of which require less effort than the old fashioned book?   As a high school English teacher, the most common question I get asked at Parents’ Evening is: how can I help improve my child’s literacy? There are several answers to this question. Firstly, checking their...

Apr 26 2019
by Ella |
Comments Off on Top 3 children’s Christmas catalogues

Christmas is a time of celebration and family, although we should be wary about the effects of rampant consumerism, there is nothing that beats the pleasure of getting together with the whole family and watching the childrens faces as they open their presents! Children certainly appreciate the sheer joy of Christmas without our cynical and jaded outlook! For many of us, giving the children their presents is the most anticipated part of Christmas, kids really look forward to getting...

Apr 26 2019
by Ella |
Comments Off on Cool Personal Touches That Will Make Your House Feel Like Home

Image via jojo nicdao Does your house look more like a show home than a home where a family lives? Your house doesn’t need to look perfect, it needs to suit your family. When you are designing the interior of your house, you need to make sure that you add a few personal touches. Making your home feel unique to your family will mean that everybody can enjoy the space. If you feel as though your house could do with a few extra personal touches, here is some inspiration for...

Apr 26 2019
by Ella |
Comments Off on Top Tips For Home Construction Projects

If you want to take DIY to the next level, you can try home construction. Home construction takes the jobs you’d usually give to labourers and just do them yourself. It’s the ultimate evolution of DIY. It’s tricky, though. You need to know what you’re doing, and you need to plan appropriately. We’ll walk you through a few tips to get started. Image credit Have Experience You can’t go head first into this without a little bit of experience. Maybe you used to work on...

Apr 26 2019
by Ella |
Comments Off on Cheap and cheerful fun with bingo

The winter is upon us and those dark and longer evenings are drawing in. There’s only so much TV you can cope with watching and if you’ve got your kids into a good routine, the hours between their bedtime and yours can sometimes stretch out before you. Originally posted 2014-11-21 04:53:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter ...

Apr 26 2019
by Ella |
Comments Off on The Hardest Things To Talk To Teens About

OK. If you are the parent of a teen it’s likely you already know that it’s hard to talk to your teen about anything at all. They are teenagers, they are on a different wavelength than you. Sure, you were once a teenager yourself, but every generation is different. Originally posted 2015-12-27 21:25:41. Republished by Blog Post Promoter ...

Apr 26 2019
by Ella |
Comments Off on My Top Tips For Designing A Bathroom That’s Family-Friendly

As a mum of two young children, I know the importance of a family-friendly bathroom. Sometimes bathing my little ones can be a real struggle, especially if bath time isn’t appealing to them. However, my secret weapon is my bathroom. It’s a fun place, which despite being a little bit ‘funny’ about bath time, my kids love spending time in. I think there are two reasons for this; one, it’s a bright, colourful place, two, it has lots of fun toys to play with. On days when...

Apr 26 2019
by Ella |
Comments Off on How To Get Married At Home

There’s really no place like home when it comes to weddings. From saving time trying to find perfect wedding venue to saving money and making sure you have all creature comforts around you on your day, consider getting married at home. Or a family home that has the perfect setting. Here’s what you’ll need to consider. Make sure there’s room to say “I Do” Your home setup will need to have enough space for all of your guests. If you’re planning on a combination of...

Apr 26 2019
by Ella |
Comments Off on The Security Benefits of Serviced Apartments

Security should always be a key concern when you’re picking out accommodation. Could be you’re visiting a city for business and bringing important client work with you. You might have expensive jewellery, or you might simply be travelling with the kids and want to make sure they are as safe as possible. Originally posted 2017-10-31 21:48:34. Republished by Blog Post Promoter ...

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