How to help teens increase their self-kindness
Mar02

How to help teens increase their self-kindness

Becky Goddard-Hill is a children’s psychotherapist and wellbeing author.  Her new activity book for kids aged 6-12 is called Create Your Own Kindness and it teaches kids to be kinder to themselves other people and to the planet. Self-Kindness is of course crucial no matter what age you are and here Becky looks at why, for teens, this matters now more than ever. The impact of recent times on emotional health This pandemic has been...

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Choosing glasses on a tight budget
Feb19

Choosing glasses on a tight budget

With an estimated 60% of people in the UK requiring them, glasses are an essential for the majority of the population. While that may be so, they can be costly and are often seen as far from budget-friendly. Need a new pair of frames but don’t have a big budget? Don’t panic. There are numerous ways you can cut back on costs and save money on your glasses. Keep reading to discover our top tips on choosing stylish, practical glasses...

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Win a Country Dog Waterproof Dog Bed – worth up to £114!
Dec10

Win a Country Dog Waterproof Dog Bed – worth up to £114!

The folks at the digital Blackmore Vale magazine in Dorset have asked us to share this comp with you – and we’re only too happy to oblige! We are working with them and the team at Dogs Dogs Dogs – and we’re kicking things off with a giveaway of this amazing heavy duty waterproof dog bed; depending on the size you need, it’s worth up to £114! If you win you get to choose the size you need, obviously: if you have a Jack...

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WIN a £42 Nordic Ware Harvest Leaves Bundt Pan
Sep25

WIN a £42 Nordic Ware Harvest Leaves Bundt Pan

The Harvest Leaves pan is one of several seasonal shapes from Nordic Ware who have been producing specialist cast aluminium bakeware in the USA since 1946! We’re thrilled to have teamed up with Nordic Ware to give away a Harvest Leaves Bundt® pan worth £41.95! To be in with a chance to win, just answer the first four questions in the widget box below. Small tip: unless you’re interested in North Dorset rural affairs,...

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Award Winning Family Travel blogger debuts the magical ‘Extraordinary Travellers’ adventure series
Sep22

Award Winning Family Travel blogger debuts the magical ‘Extraordinary Travellers’ adventure series

Karen Beddow, Editor of the award winning travel blog Mini Travellers released her debut book this week The Little Museum, the first in the Extraordinary Travellers adventure series. The Little Museum is a page-turning travel adventure story for boys and girls aged 8-11.  With a magic map, a clever invention and an exciting race through France, there is also a little bit of French thrown in for good measure. The story...

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GREAT Headphones for teens – Edifier H880
Sep17

GREAT Headphones for teens – Edifier H880

Once your child gets a bit older, one of the first requests you’re going to get is for decent headphones. Sales of all portable tech goes up at this time of year – driven by the oparents of older teens who are digging in to their exam studies, new College or Uni courses – and there’s always a surge in sales of laptops, phones, PCs… and of course the essential Headphones for teens to accompany all of them.And...

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