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Top Tips To Choose The Right Artwork For Your Home

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Choosing art pieces to display for your home is a great way to bring some personality to your home, and an even better way to show off your tastes and add some colour to your decor. But how do you choose the right pieces for your home?  Continue reading “Top Tips To Choose The Right Artwork For Your Home”

Moors Valley Country Park

Visiting Moors Valley Country Park

As a family, we love being outdoors and discovering new places. We first visited Moors Valley Country Park a few years back but didn’t get to stay very long and then just kept forgetting to drive back to explore it further. Located in Dorset, Ringwood near to Bournemouth, it is around an hours drive for us so it definitely needed a whole day dedicated to returning and now that both of the boys are at the stage of being able to enjoy things together, it seemed like the right time to head back down there. Continue reading “Visiting Moors Valley Country Park”

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Preparing Your Child For The Start of Reception Year

In a few weeks time, back to school will be upon us and for some children and parents, it will be the start of a brand new journey. The start of reception year. This was us this time last year and I remember all of those feelings all too well.

Nerves, excited, niggling worries, apprehension, so many questions… and most of this can’t be answered by other people because, as you’ll see, each child will take to reception differently and it’s not until you are in there and doing it that you’ll be able to gauge how this year is going to go. All you can do for now is prepare both yourself and your child the best you can. Continue reading “Preparing Your Child For The Start of Reception Year”

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A Guide To Teaching Your Kids The Value Of Money

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It’s not a secret that kids don’t know anything about the value of money – that is until they learn it from you. If you don’t talk to them about money and make an effort to demonstrate how they should treat it, they will learn from you regardless. Badmouth money? Your kids will likely develop a negative relationship with it. Don’t spend money wisely? Your kids will see that money should be spent on impulse purchases and whims. If you want to make sure your kids grow up with a positive and sensible attitude towards money, read on.  Continue reading “A Guide To Teaching Your Kids The Value Of Money”

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Why I am Digging Out My Running Shoes to Raise Money For Bliss

Exercise has always been a big part of my life. I enjoyed it throughout school and have always had active, physical jobs. I have loved classes such as Pilates, step aerobics, Zumba and Hiit as well as running. I even lifted kettlebells and Bulgarian bags during my second pregnancy! Safely, of course, under the watch of an experienced fitness instructor. I wanted to be strong, fit and healthy in order to get the natural birth I so eagerly wanted after experiencing a traumatic emergency c-section with my first baby. And I was doing really well. My fitness levels were probably the best they had ever been, I was strong, I loved working out and it gave me focus. Continue reading “Why I am Digging Out My Running Shoes to Raise Money For Bliss”

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3 Incredible Things You Must Do In New York

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Heading to New York is on everyone’s bucket list, but only a small percentage of those people actually end up going over there. If you’re lucky enough to have a trip to New York city planned, make sure you do the following three things:  Continue reading “3 Incredible Things You Must Do In New York”

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Saving Fuel For An Eco-Friendly Drive

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Trying to be more environmentally conscious is a real skill these days and it is something which many of us try to implement into our lives in order to be more considerate to our planet and everything that lives upon it. 

 

There are lots of ways we can work to be more eco-friendly every day of our lives, and many methods don’t take much effort at all but make a real positive impact in the world. Today we are going to talk specifically about how you can change your habits on the road to reduce carbon emissions and benefit the planet. Here are some of the best ways to save fuel used in the car and therefore positively impact the environment this year.  Continue reading “Saving Fuel For An Eco-Friendly Drive”