Thursday, 19 February 2015

Make the Most of Bathtime with a LUSH Gift Set! #giveaway

A recent survey by Bathrooms.com has found that over half of Brits visit the bathroom to escape their partner and children!  To be perfectly honest, I'm glad to hear I'm not alone.  Sometimes the only time I get to myself in a day is a few minutes behind that closed door.  Someone asked me recently how I still manage to read books.  Well the truth often is that it's on the loo or in the bath, so my reading pile is often located on the bathroom shelves.  Ah for a half hour's peace in the bath, bliss!

Tooth-Friendly Drink Recipes with BRITA

After all the sugar demonisation in the media lately, we are all increasingly wary of consuming sugar-filled drinks, and never more so than when it comes to our children.  Luckily for us, all our girls embraced drinking plain water, as a supplement to breastmilk, from around the age of one.  But Lara and Sophia both like juice too, and will often opt for it when we're out to eat, and Sophia has tried fizzy drinks before.  She really likes 'konik juice' (tonic water), but has it rarely.  I suppose I do limit the consumption of sugary drinks, but they rarely ask for them.  However, when they do, especially as the weather gets warmer, it would be nice to have some tooth-friendly alternatives in my armoury.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

New York: Not Just for Grown-ups

From its twinkling Manhattan skyline to the grand sweep of Central Park, New York is, indeed, a wonderful town, but it is by no means exclusively for older visitors. It might enjoy something of a rep for expensive tastes, or conjure the stereotype of waves of harried, fast-talking locals, but in reality, the city is a playground for little ones, as well as its work-hard, play-harder inhabitants. If you’re planning a trip to the Big Apple, pencil in some of these activities which everyone can get their teeth into.

How to Raise Cash in an Emergency

There are several ways you can raise money quickly when cash is tight, such as selling unwanted items and affordable borrowing like a Logbook Loan.

Tips for raising extra money

Whether you’re looking to raise some extra cash, or you simply want to declutter or put your possessions to good use, here are some pros and cons.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Too Much Time On Our Hands? On Time, Beliefs and Choices

Last Thursday I wrote a letter to my family as a form of catharsis, a way to vent, a chance to get some stuff out of my head and onto paper.  I have been lucky enough to have received several offerings of support as a result of this, some from unexpected quarters.  I know that there are people I can turn to, but of course everyone has their own lives and finding time to listen isn't always easy.  What I really need is an hour off every now and again, not an hour to crack on and do some work, or attend to some much-needed housework, but an hour for me to rest and process it all.  Yet I loathe that 'me time' concept, almost as much as I detest this lauded idea of 'couple time' or date nights.  And don't even get me started on the 'quality time' we should all be enjoying with one another.

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