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Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Series 3 Rainbocorns from ZURU! **REVIEW**

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We all love receiving happy mail, but when you are six and a gigantic (and I mean ginormous) pink surprise egg lands on your doorstep, the excitement is next level! So can you imagine just how excited Evelyn was when this giant pink egg arrived for her to open? It is full to the brim with new and exciting toys from the new Rainbocorns range for her to open and we can't wait to share them all with you. 

It's actually part of a very exciting new project with ZURU that we were over the moon to be selected for. We are part of the ZURU Instagram Elite League, meaning we get to share lots of amazing toys from ZURU with you, share our thoughts and even give you guys the chance to win some amazing prizes too (check out my Instagram for more information about this). 

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

What Are The Benefits of School Trips for Kids?

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School trips were always a highlight of the school year and I know my two little ones both love it when a new school trip gets announced! The excitement of leaving school ground and going on an "adventure" with your friends is pretty cool right? But aside from the fun aspect, have you ever considered the benefits of school trips for kids? 

Yes of course school trips are great fun but school trips also help teachers to provide educational experiences to students outside of the classroom. There are many benefits associated with school trips. For example, they are not only fun for kids, but they also help to develop a number of academic and personal skills outside of the classroom. As children get older, school trips also allow students to explore other countries and learn new languages.

Monday, 21 September 2020

Simple Home Improvements That Will Help You Sell Your Home

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When it comes to selling your home it can be a mind field of information and advice. Of course you want to make your home sellable as well as inviting but it also needs to be liveable for you too as you never know how long a sale will take to go through. Of course all buyers will be looking for different things and it would be impossible to please everyone. However there are a few things you can do to try and make your home as appealing as possible. 

10 Long Term Benefits of Doing Jigsaw Puzzles

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Our lives can often be so busy, consumed with day to day tasks and things like work, school and many other day to day jobs. So it is no surprise that many of us turn to hobbies and interested in our free time to try and relax. For some that could be a sporty hobby or something physically active such as a run or a swim. But for others it is something more calming and quiet such as reading a book, having a bath or even doing jigsaw puzzles! 

Whilst Jigsaw puzzles used to sometimes carry a stigma of being something older people enjoy, they are actually becoming an increasingly popular hobby for people of all ages from kids up to grandparents and everyone in between. In fact places like The Works has a great range of discount Jigsaw Puzzles for all ages. 

If you are thinking of taking up a hobby in jigsaws or are wondering why they are becoming so popular, here are 10 long term benefits of doing jigsaw puzzles

Friday, 18 September 2020

Helping Your Child Prepare for the School Bus

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As many children have started heading back into school after almost 6 months off, many of us are trying to settle into a different kind of routine full of school runs, packed lunches and uniform washing. But just as we begin to find our feet, for some there is something else to think about and that is secondary school applications. For some, myself included, between now and 31st October we have to think about which secondary school we want our year 6 children to attend. 

For so many children, starting secondary school is a sign on growing up and becoming more independent. That might mean walking to school with friends, cycling alone or even getting a school bus if your chosen school is out of walking distance. The school bus has quickly become a part of many children’s daily routine and is vital to help children get to and from schools. However, if your child has never taken the bus before, especially by themselves, they may be feeling slightly nervous.

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Returning to Work Post Covid-19 or After Furlough

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I think it would be fair to say that this year has been a struggle for all businesses, regardless of the size or industry, covid-19 has taken its toll us on all. Now that lockdown restrictions are gradually easing and people are returning to work as safely as possible. This means it is also time for business owners to get their companies back on track and running as efficiently as possible to help them try to recover from the damage and losses done from the last few months. 


If you are thinking of returning to work and want to make improvements to your business or look at ways to get it thriving again, here are three simple ways to get back on track 

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

5 Top Tips For Decluttering Your Home This Autumn

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Whilst it feels like we are currently having a bit of an unexpected heatwave this week, it is only a matter of time before Autumn is officially here. The darker nights are already creeping in and the kids have been picking up conkers on the way home from school already!


Whilst many of us think of "Spring cleaning" when it comes to having a big clean, however I always try to do one in spring and one in Autumn. This helps us have a big clear out of all the toys the kids have accumulated over the summer holidays! Swap over clothes that are very summery for winter jumpers and usually the kids have all but destroyed the house over the 6 weeks holiday. So having a big Autumn clean once they are back actually feels pretty cleansing.

So if you are feeling a little overwhelmed with everything now the kids are back at school, or want to get the house looking and feeling great in time for the colder weather, snuggly evenings in and *whispers* Christmas decorations! Here are 5 tips for decluttering your home -