How DO Home Educated Kids do GCSEs?
Sep12

How DO Home Educated Kids do GCSEs?

If you’re Home Educating your kids, at some point the question of exams inevitably comes up. Probably even more than the perennial ‘how do they socialise’ question, I get the “But how DO home educated kids do GCSEs”? home educated teenager studying By Monkey Business Images | Shutterstock The simple answer is – the same way as school kids… but at more cost. Because exams aren’t free...

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PREPARING YOUR GARDEN FOR AUTUMN
Sep02

PREPARING YOUR GARDEN FOR AUTUMN

Getting your garden set and ready for autumn doesn’t have to be looked on as a big, dauting task. As the last few weeks of summer are approaching, it’s time to begin the preparation of getting the garden in a better position for the colder months ahead. UK’s premier retailer of quality garden and leisure buildings, GBC Group have listed exactly what you need to be doing to help you on your way. Cut the lawn Mow the lawn...

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HOW TO DOCUMENT YOUR BABY’S FIRST YEAR AND BEYOND
Aug25

HOW TO DOCUMENT YOUR BABY’S FIRST YEAR AND BEYOND

Trust this parent of three teenagers and a 20yr old that any new parent should definitely get on this as soon as possible. Document every stage and milestone. It all passes so fast – random photos and video clips form your phone, scribbled drawings, notes of things they’ve said that made you laugh… when you’re facing the reality of them leaving home, you’ll love earlier you for taking the time to make...

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How to create an outdoor cinema in your back garden
Aug22

How to create an outdoor cinema in your back garden

We’ve been looking at the Summer range from Fox & Ivy – Tesco’s own luxury brand of homewares and soft furnishings. They challenged us to ‘create an outdoor cinema in your back garden’ from the range – and despite misgivings that I’d head to my local Tesco for such things, I took them up on their challenge… easy peasy – an outdoor cinema in your back garden Tesco have compensated me for sharing with you the new...

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GCSE Resits: Don’t Panic – you can go again.
Aug22

GCSE Resits: Don’t Panic – you can go again.

Today’s the day; up and down the country 16yr old’s are opening their GCSE Results envelopes and either sighing with relieved triumph or screwing it up in a rage – or more usually experiencing a range of emotions between the two.If you got the GCSE results you needed – Well Done! Move along, nothing to see here, you know your next steps.But you, over at the back there with the disappointed face on. If your...

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New Gas Barbecue? Here’s our fancy new one…
Aug15

New Gas Barbecue? Here’s our fancy new one…

We started using a gas barbecue a few years ago now – I know, it’s cheaty. Real barbecue enthusiasts will only cook over hot coals at the correct white-hot temperature, with a sprinkle of hickory chips for that perfect smoked flavour. Pffft. Life’s short. Gas is quick, efficient, and easy – it just makes cooking outside fun.Because when we Brits say ‘fancy a barbecue?’ what we really mean is...

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