Monthly Archives: December 2014

5 Awesome Questions to Ask at a Job Interview

5 Awesome Questions to Ask at a Job Interview

With hiring managers and recruiters such as Call Centre Jobs in Manchester looking for suitable candidates to fill a wide range of positions, there’s every possibility you could be headhunted for an interview – particularly if you have a LinkedIn profile or use other social media platforms for professional reasons. Sending your CV off to employers is also a great way to land a job but what happens when you come face-to-face with the big …

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Social Media Trends For Bridal Bouquets

Social Media Trends For Bridal Bouquets

It used to be that brides would plan for their wedding in groups of girls over champagne and wondering where the trends were going next in the pages of a bridal magazine. Now it all happens online. Bouquet trends for brides are as up to the minute as possible because of the Internet and sites like Pinterest. Years ago, brides mightn’t have identified that the right kind of bouquet design calls for peonies in the …

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Home Truths with British Gas

This post was kindly written by my lovely husband for British Gas.  Not everyone’s good at DIY. I remember watching my Dad and Grandads as a lad and thinking “How do they do these things?” while they were hanging doors, building walls and constructing things which, to me, seemed of such great complexity that no one could possibly know how they work. As I got older, I turned my own hand to doing things around …

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Have Yourself an #ebaychristmas

Have Yourself an #ebaychristmas

There’s nothing better than the joy of giving the perfect gift. This year, ebay.co.uk set out to spread a little Christmas magic across the Britain. For me, a perfect gift isn’t necessarily something shiny and new, it’s something where a lot of thought has been put into it. This Christmas, my wonderful Husband, who is amazing at buying gifts remembered me mentioning a toy that I really wanted when I was a kid and never …

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The Demonisation of Benefits (or How The Conservatives Have Got You Fooled)

The Demonisation of Benefits (or How The Conservatives Have Got You Fooled)

Unless you’ve had your head in the sand for the last 4 years, you should have noticed a spiralling trend in the demonisation of benefit claimants. No longer can you open a newspaper without seeing stories about ‘scumbags’ who refuse to work and yet live in massive houses or drive flash cars and live seemingly luxurious lifestyles, all off of the buck of the hard working British public. There are TV shows on Channel 4 …

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eNail Mail Order Nail Polish – Review and Giveaway

eNail Mail Order Nail Polish – Review and Giveaway

When one of my lovely friends asked if I would like to review Enail, the mail order service for personalised nail polish, I jumped at the chance! If you’ve ever watched this vlog, you’ll know I’m a bit of an addict and it just so happens that Sausage has taken after Mummy and developed a penchant for nail polish all of her own. Enail is a website which allows you to choose from a range …

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Are Parenting Standards Slipping?

When it comes to parenting, for me there are two sets of things that kids need to learn: The Basics and The Big Stuff. The Big Stuff is stuff which only tends to come along once, maybe twice, like teaching kids about The Birds and the Bees, helping them to understand prejudice in society – you know, real ‘putting them on the right path’ type stuff which will help to mould them into worthwhile human …

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The Best Christmas Jumpers for the Whole Family

With Christmas just three weeks away, our thoughts have been turning to all things festive. This time last year, I was MASSIVELY pregnant with Burrito Baby and fashion was the last thing on my mind. This year, however, I’ve decided that a Christmas jumper is high on my list of wants, and Sausage has decided that she agrees, so we’ve been spending a lot of time looking around the internet for festive knitwear and we …

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Thank You, National Lottery

I remember the first time the National Lottery was on the TV really well. I was ten years old and my Dad and I were visiting my Nan and Grandad at their new house in Lowestoft. My Dad let me choose my own numbers and paid for me to get a ticket. Sadly, I didn’t win anything but since that day, the Lottery has become a bit of a British institution, evolving to include a …

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Win a BMW Ride-On/Push Toy Car in Time for Christmas!

Win a BMW Ride-On/Push Toy Car in Time for Christmas!

The awesome folk at BMW Servicing have offered Mum’s the Word readers the chance to win a gorgeous BMW Genuine Baby Racer II M3 kids ride-on/push toy car, just in time for Christmas! Here’s some info about this amazing prize, worth over £75! The BMW M3 Baby Racer is as sporty as the original – from the rear spoiler to the horn. Numerous details such as the M steering wheel, speedometer, rev counter as well as temperature …

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