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9 Schoolboy Errors You’re Probably Making in the Gym

If you are not getting the results you had hoped for in the gym, it could be because you are making a mistake without realising it. This is something that happens to most people. After all, most of us are learning on the job when working out! With that in mind, read on to discover some of the most common schoolboy errors people make in the gym so that you can avoid them. Continue reading “9 Schoolboy Errors You’re Probably Making in the Gym”

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5 Tips For Helping You Fight Flu

Autumn might be a beautiful season but she can be a cruel one too! It’s the season for bugs galore and the dreaded influenza. Flu can strike any of us, from the healthy gym goer, through to the elderly parent. It can wipe us all out, irrespective of our age and fitness. When you have flu, you will know about it. Continue reading “5 Tips For Helping You Fight Flu”

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Go Fetch: Helpful Solutions To Common Dog Problems

A dog is a great companion and loyal friend, but as any canine owner will tell you, there are challenges and problems that come with having a pooch in the home, no matter how adorable they are. Here are some common issues dog owners face, and some helpful tips to resolve them.


Your dog’s bark is worse than his bite

That’s not true of course; it’s only a saying. However, hearing your dog bark constantly can be a nuisance for you and your neighbours. Short of soundproofing your walls and investing in a pair of noise-reducing headphones, what can you do about it?

Tip: Figure out why they are barking. Once you understand why you can do something about it. They may be begging for your attention or could be distracted by other animals outside, as possible examples. You should try and focus your dog’s attention on something else, or use these training tips to teach your dog to be quiet. Continue reading “Go Fetch: Helpful Solutions To Common Dog Problems”

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So You Reckon Your Garden Can Only Be Used In The Summer? Think Again

The floral scents of the blossoming spring perennials and the fruiting apple trees coming into their own in late August are two of the many things that you adore about your garden. The outdoor space that you’ve lovingly created is a haven for relaxing, a peaceful alfresco dining area and a place where your kids can frolic on hot, balmy summer days. Now that the cooler days have descended and you’re looking forward to winter time huddled up around a roaring fire with your family, you may think that you are saying goodbye to another season of garden usage. However, that’s where you’d be wrong. Take a look at these incredible ways that you can utilise your garden this winter. Continue reading “So You Reckon Your Garden Can Only Be Used In The Summer? Think Again”

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What To Look For In a School

It is that time of year when parents are stepping into unknown territory, checking out school websites, working out if catchments areas mean anything anymore and questioning which school will be the best for their darling child. The difference this year is that this directly affects me too! I have already seen the lists of open days, been asked where he is going by family members and mentally debated with myself over not putting down our catchment school as an option. The thing is none of us first timers really know what we are supposed to be doing. Continue reading “What To Look For In a School”

Garden Glam: Taking the Designer Approach

Have you ever watched a gardening show and wished that you could have a garden like that? Maybe you’ve redesigned your garden before, but things tend to turn out a lot different when you don’t have a professional and creative landscape artist at your disposal. You might not be able to have Monty Don come and help you out, but that doesn’t mean that a designer garden is out of the question. You could create something stunning that’s not only fun to use but beautiful to look at too. If you’re ready to go beyond a lawn and some flowering borders, here are some tips for creating your designer garden. Continue reading “Garden Glam: Taking the Designer Approach”