Monthly Archives: August 2015

TutorFair Review

TutorFair Review

As you’ll know if you’ve read this post, Sausage is a super bright girl, but thanks to being let down by a previous teacher, she lacks confidence in Maths and related topics. So when we were asked by Tots100 if we’d like the opportunity to receive a couple of tutoring sessions with TutorFair in a topic of our choice, we jumped at the chance. TutorFair offer teachers in a number of topics, including instrument tuition, …

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Travel Sickness and How to Deal With It

Travel Sickness and How to Deal With It

Dizziness, cold sweat, and vomiting are the main symptoms of travel sickness, also referred to as motion sickness. According to the Telegraph, it affects more than 20 million people in Britain with children, aged between 2 and 12, particularly prone. Dr Jane Wilson-Howarth, a GP from Cambridge, explains what causes this nasty sensation: “If the driver throws the car around, tiny particles of chalk suspended in liquid in your inner ear push against microscopic hairs. …

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The Realities of Being Fat and Pregnant

A couple of weeks ago, I read a viral Facebook post about a pregnant woman who’d been fat shamed after posting a series of photos online that she’d had taken of her and her bump. The story was then picked up by the Huffington Post after the woman was asked to take part in “The Honest Body Project”, a photo series which gives an honest look at women’s bodies. The whole story was something which …

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Have you heard of these motoring acronyms?

Have you heard of these motoring acronyms?

Do you know your ABS from your AFM? How about EDC and ECU? Many motoring terms can be quite complex, necessitating industry-standard acronyms that are easy for people – mechanics, salespeople and drivers, to remember. Some are now readily familiar as they have become shorthand for common features sold with every car, such as AC, yes; even in Newcastle cars need air conditioning from time to time! Here’s a list of some of common acronyms …

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Enjoy Your Summer With a #HolidayatHome

Enjoy Your Summer With a #HolidayatHome

Having Chuck, our 11 year old bull terrier cross, means that going on holiday is pretty much impossible. Asking someone to look after him would be a no-no as he can be difficult to walk unless you’re used to him and we promised, after getting him from a rescue home, that we’d never put him into kennels. Every summer, we try to make the most of things though, by going on day trips and also …

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The Truth about Life as an Air Hostess

Seeing the world, having friendly chats with crew and passengers, and wearing a snazzy uniform – it’s little wonder young children dream of working above the clouds. But the realities of being an air steward/stewardess aren’t always that glamorous, and success in the job very much entails being able to take the rough with the smooth. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to separate the facts from the fiction. Expectation: Cabin crew on flights are always …

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