Win a £120 Designer Tabletop Barbecue from BergHOFF | #SummerStuff
Jul21

Win a £120 Designer Tabletop Barbecue from BergHOFF | #SummerStuff

Day 6 of #SummerStuff fortnight, and today’s prize is probably the most summery of the lot. How about a barbecue – that you can take with you wherever you go? And no, it’s not a horrid disposable thing; this is a beautiful designer carbon steel affair from BergHOFF worth £120! Everyone loves a barbecue – and personally, my absolute tip top favourite place to have an outdoors cook up is on the beach. But I have a...

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Adult Acne – have you tried Azelaic Acid?
Jun15

Adult Acne – have you tried Azelaic Acid?

No, I’d not head of Azelaic Acid myself until a few months ago – but I’m happy to spread the word far and wide every chance  get now! As regular readers know, I suddenly developed adult acne when I turned 40 – having completely ignored my skin my whole life, barely even breaking into a spot as a teenager, all of a sudden I couldn’t clear my skin. I tried everything. I used expensive cleansers and...

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Natural ways to Improve Concentration & Attention Span for exams
May31

Natural ways to Improve Concentration & Attention Span for exams

During exam season, a teenager’s brain is stretched to its absolute limits. And yet, it’s often the time it feels woolly and frazzled – the loss of focus throughout the day can be the result of lack of sleep, fatigue, anxiety – or a typical teenager cocktail of all of the above. But help is at hand! There’s plenty you can do to help – see our post on Surviving Exam Season for some ace ideas for the...

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It’s the SSE Women’s FA Cup! Be sure to watch with your girls. #TogetherWeCan
May05

It’s the SSE Women’s FA Cup! Be sure to watch with your girls. #TogetherWeCan

The #SSEWomensFACup Final kicks off today at 5.30pm! If you’re not going please do tune in live on BBC1 or get involved with the hashtag chat because #TogetherWeCan inspire a generation and grow the profile of the women’s game! I don’t know about  you, but until very recently my daughter thought that ‘football was for boys’. Didn’t matter that she loved a kickabout with her brothers, she only ever saw men...

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Top tips for teaching your kids to cycle
May01

Top tips for teaching your kids to cycle

Sir Chris Hoy and Evans Cycles offer their top tips to teaching your child to ride.   Location: While it might be tempting to choose a soft, grassy area for cycling practice, this will actually be more challenging to pedal on. A smooth, tarmac surface that is relatively open and away from traffic is ideal as it helps the child to pick up some rolling momentum and gauge how the bike responds to their body movements. Avoid Stabilisers:...

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Does your teen know about National Citizen Service? NCS, it’s WAY cooler than it sounds…
Apr25

Does your teen know about National Citizen Service? NCS, it’s WAY cooler than it sounds…

A couple of years ago now, we saw an advert for the NCS – the National Citizen Service. We’d never heard of it before, but we loved the look of it, and when we discussed it with our oldest (who was 16 at the time) he was absolutely up for it. Sadly, his health took a back slide, and we just couldn’t be sure he was ready for a summer of adventure; but as our younger kids come to the right age, we’ll be...

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