Sunday, 5 July 2020

Bakedin Baking Club Subscription Box - Soft Baked Pretzels

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I have been reviewing the Bakedin baking club subscription boxes for several months now and I have to say we have been really enjoying receiving these boxes and trying out lots of new recipes! If you haven't heard of Bakedin or their fantastic baking club before, its a monthly subscription box where each month you will receive a different baking box through the door. The box included a monthly recipe along with all of the dry ingredients you will need to complete the bake and all for under £10 a month too!

What I really love about the box is that it gives you the chance to try out new, exciting and totally different recipes that you may not have even thought of trying before. We have so far had a go at a chocolate drip cake, banana caramel muffins and now pretzels! This month was no exception and we were all excited to discover that the recipe for June was Soft Baked Pretzels! Something I had never tried before but was excited to try. 

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Quick and Easy Ways to Add More Colour to Your Home

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When it comes to decorating your home it can be hard trying to choose a d├ęcor you are happy with and will want to keep in place for a long time. after all not many of us want to have to decorate every year when we get bored of the colour scheme! However there is a solution to this, and that it to go with a neutral colour/theme base for your home and add different colours and themes through a range of ways that can easily be changed time and time again. 

Adding more colour to your home doesn't have to expensive or take hours of hard work, in fact when it comes to adding colour to your home its often the little finishing touches that make the biggest impact. Below I am sharing some ways in which you can quickly and easily add splashes of colour to your home. 

Monday, 29 June 2020

Bring Camping Adventures to Your Garden this Summer with Millets!

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We brought our first family tent around two years ago now and enjoyed our very first family camping trip shortly after. Now I won't lie, I took quite some convincing to actually get a tent and go camping but seeing how much the kids enjoyed that first weekend had me totally hooked. 

It's more than just camping though isn't it? Its the chance to take away all the tech and distractions, a chance to bond as a family and chat away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. It's having that little bit of freedom to run around bare foot on the grass and play games for the kids, to be free, to laugh and for the grown ups to join in too!

Sunday, 28 June 2020

Addressing Financial Challenges with a Reverse Mortgage

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Everyone dreams about spending their golden years in comfort, but often the stress, worry and anxiety of financial worries remains a worry throughout life, even into the later phases of our lives. Have you ever considered exploring what your options are if this does become a worry for you?

Today I am looking at and discussing why a reverse home loan is a possible solution for those of retirement age who might be looking for a financial boost.  

Saturday, 27 June 2020

Raising an Optomistic Child

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A child who encounters various positive experiences throughout their life, no matter how big or small, is far more likely to have an optimistic attitude. Optimism can go on to help inspire your child to explore new things, take risks and believe in their abilities, because they’ll anticipate a positive outcome.

Thursday, 25 June 2020

Helping Your Child With Back to School Blues

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After months in lockdown, many schools across the UK are now starting to re-open their doors to certain students in some capacity. Whilst some children will be looking forward to returning to a normal schedule and seeing their friends, there are probably lots of children who are feeling very anxious or worried about a return. 

The adjustment will certainly be tough, particular with new safety measures in place, different class sizes and new schedules to get used to. So I have teamed up with an independent school in Richmond to offer some advice for dealing with ‘back to school blues’, whether that’s applicable now or in a few months’ time when children may be starting new schools or heading back for the first time in September. 

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Should I Encourage My Child to Join a Sports Club?

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As they grow children will naturally gravitate towards different hobbies and its so important that they get to experience a variety of activities to enable them to decide the things they like and dislike. But when is the right time to think about taking that hobby to the next level and joining a club or group? It can be difficult to decide but I think if your child really loves a sport or club its definitely an option that should be considered!

James has been part of our local swimming club for several years now and he absolutely loves it (especially the competitions!) and being part of the club has given him so much more than just the ability to swim fast, its given him friendship, determination and he is always learning new skills (both swim related and life skills too).