Monthly Archives: February 2018

Best Ways to Finally Kick Your Smoking Habit

Best Ways to Finally Kick Your Smoking Habit

The recent advice coming from Public Health England (PHE), the government health body, suggesting that electronic cigarettes should be available in hospitals will come as no surprise to the thousands of ex-smokers who have already quit the habit by becoming vapers. The news brings the dangers of smoking back into the public eye and while this is a positive thing, what it fails to address is the need for people to take a more holistic …

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Things to Do in Liverpool #LiverpoolGuide2018

Things to Do in Liverpool #LiverpoolGuide2018

If you follow me on social media or have read this blog for a while you’ll probably be aware that we’re a family of Liverpool FC fans, and were lucky enough to go along to Anfield for a VIP visit a few years back. It’s still one of the best things we’ve ever done (not least of all because we got to watch Liverpool smash West Brom 4-1 and witnesses Luis Suarez score his first …

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How to Always Be Prepared for a Job Loss

Most of us will lose a job at some stage in our life. It can be a stressful time, particularly if you have a family to provide for. Even if you’re in the twilight of your career, think your job is secure and you’re excelling in every way, you could still find yourself being made redundant due to external factors. Unless you own or run the company, some things are just out of your control. …

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Tackling Anxiety the Natural Way

Tackling Anxiety the Natural Way

Guest Post As a person who has suffered with anxiety attacks for almost 20 years, I regard most things which claim to solve them (or even help) with extreme cynicism. It doesn’t matter whether they’re things that the doctor has prescribed which have pleasant side-effects like “suicidal ideation and malfunctioning penis”, or more benign, gentle things, like peppermint tea, they all seem to do the same thing for my anxiety – nix. So when someone …

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How To: Create Valentine’s Day Cards + Content for Social Media using the Instasize App

How To: Create Valentine’s Day Cards + Content for Social Media using the Instasize App

Who said Valentine’s Day was just for lovers?! We view Valentine’s Day as a day of love – celebrating with whoever you’re lucky enough to hold close. With social media playing such an integral part of our day to day lives, avoiding the massive amount of Valentine’s Day posts that your feeds and timelines are about to be flooded with sounds impossible. So why not join in on the fun? Instasize – a premier photo …

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The Best Travel Games for Children

Toddlers are not great in unfamiliar places, especially small and confined spaces like your family car. This probably explains why they are such terrible travellers, regardless of whether it’s just a quick drive to the bank or a longer journey on a train or an aeroplane. Even older children sometimes present a problem after the initial novelty wears off and boredom sets in. Unlike at home, when toddlers and children get bored, cranky or tired …

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Let’s Talk About Love

Valentine’s Day is a bit of a non-starter in our house. Husband and I don’t really believe in having a prescribed day on which to love each other (although the big git always manages to buy me lovely presents for it, even though we say we aren’t going to!) so we don’t do the whole ‘romantic meal’ thing like other couples do, and one of our anniversaries is on 22nd February anyway, so it all …

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Are You a Lover of #CulturalDrives?

Are You a Lover of #CulturalDrives?

When it comes to driving, I’ve done a fair bit – I know a lot of people who, even after years of driving, refuse to drive on motorways and I even used to know a lady who refused to drive around a certain roundabout, even though she’d had a driving licence for almost 30 years! That, however, is not me and I always say that if you’ve got a licence, you should be able to …

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THE PURGE (AKA, Don’t Stand Still or Mum Will Throw You in the Bin)

THE PURGE (AKA, Don’t Stand Still or Mum Will Throw You in the Bin)

Before Christmas, we were lucky enough to be given a brand new sofa, and in preparation for this, I cleared every stick of furniture out of our living room and cleaned the carpet the day before it was delivered. As it turned out, I quite like having a lounge which isn’t stacked high with toys and other clutter, so much of what we moved has sat in the dining room since the beginning of December, …

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A Real Girl’s Guide To Holiday Preparations

A Real Girl’s Guide To Holiday Preparations

Image source In a utopian world, we would all be able to roll out of bed, yawn beautifully and head to the airport looking like a VS model about to head down the runway without us having to do anything. Unfortunately, though, Donald Trump is President of the United States, which is all the evidence we need to know we don’t live in utopia. But before you give up on everything and cancel the flights …

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