Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Trouble With Renting…

The Trouble With Renting…

This post was written in collaboration with CarpetRight One of the problems with living in a rented house is that we’re very much at the mercy of our landlord when things need fixing. Largely, he’s pretty good and he’ll send a tradesman over to sort things out, or attend to it himself if he’s in the country. However, there are certain things which aren’t seen to in such a timely fashion, such as our truly, …

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“Before 24 Weeks”

I’ve blogged before about being pregnant with diabetes and one of the implications of this is that I need to travel to London to have a foetal cardiology scan, to check that the baby’s heart is developing properly. Various scheduling issues have come up, mostly to do with the fact that St. Thomas’ appointment plan means I have to be in London either at the crack of dawn or just before the afternoon rush hour, …

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Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa

Post Commissioned by Vertbaudet The lovely people at Vertbaudet are helping little ones get well and truly into the Christmas spirit by offering a series of templates on their site which you can print off and give to them to help them let Santa know exactly what they want for Christmas this year. There are three to choose from, with gorgeous illustrations ranging from a snowman to a beautifully bedecked tree, or even a pile of …

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Listography – Top 5 80’s and 90’s Game Shows

Listography – Top 5 80’s and 90’s Game Shows

I’m feeling very honoured to be hosting Listography for Kate this week and I’ve chosen a topic which is very close to my heart. It’s no secret that I’m a massive nerd, but my geekery has been present even since my earliest days and as a child, I was never happier than when I was watching some sort of quiz show on the TV, testing my mental boundaries and picking up plenty of useless general …

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It’s a Dog’s Life

This post was kindly contributed by my dog, Chuck. I don’t remember much about my life before I was 2. I know it wasn’t very nice as I have scars on my feet to prove it, but then I went to the kennels where my ‘people’ came and found me. When they talk to me, they call themselves Mum and Dad, but I don’t think they’re my real parents – they poop indoors into a …

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Is Cyberbullying a Problem for Your Child?

Post provided by quib.ly A survey commissioned by the Anti-Bullying Alliance has uncovered some very worrying statistics. 60.5% of UK parents believe that cyberbullying is part of everyday life for their children. The survey also asked parents whether they felt they were equipped to deal with the problems raised by cyberbullying. 40% of parents stated that they did not know how to handle cyberbulling issues, whilst 44% of teachers admitted that they didn’t know how …

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Sometimes, Breast Is NOT Always Best

Sometimes, Breast Is NOT Always Best

I promised myself I wasn’t going to chime in on this debate, it’s one of those subjects on which people will never agree and I completely respect the right of any woman to make the decision she wants to make in regards her own body and that of her baby. However, this latest piece of news about breastfeeding is leaving me feeling really upset. In case you haven’t heard, the Government has put forward a proposal …

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Tesco Boost Christmas Wish List

Tesco Boost Christmas Wish List

We’re big fans of Tesco Clubcard in this house, having used our points in the past to exchange for vouchers for various things, from furniture to days out, so it’s great to see that Tesco is doing Tesco Clubcard Boost for the festive season, allowing you to exchange your vouchers for more to spend on selected items. Every £5 of Clubcard vouchers will buy you £10 of Clubcard Boost vouchers,  and there’s a whole load …

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Has the Coalition Government Betrayed the Elderly?

Brought to you by Stannah Stairlifts The care of our elderly citizens has been a popular news topic for some time now and the most recent reports are beginning to throw accusations at those responsible for allocating state-funded care to those most in need. Going under fire for betraying the elderly on earlier promises, the coalition government has come under great scrutiny lately – but are they really guilty? Broken promises According to a report …

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5 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Winter

In Association With HomeServe Summer may have only just drawn to a close, but when it comes to getting ready for winter there’s no time like the present. Although you’re unlikely to be scraping ice off your car just yet, following some of these steps now could save you time and money down the line: Get your heating system serviced Once temperatures start to drop you’ll be thankful for having checked your central heating system …

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