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[ 28 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

A home should be the one place away from the hubbub of modern life where you can relax and feel in control. But it’s not always easy. With a whole family living under one roof, it can often be hard to control the chaos. It’s no wonder you ask yourself if your busy home will ever have a sense of order.
With the warm February sunshine suggesting that spring has sprung early this year, could there be a chance to take a fresh look at your home? It doesn’t even have …

education »

[ 25 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

As a parent, it’s quite normal for you to constantly put the needs of your child or children first. You are constantly worrying and considering what is best for them and their future, which means your own needs often get pushed aside. If you have been feeling like you wish you could advance in your career, or even make a career change but just don’t have the educational background to make it happen, then it may be time to think of going back to school. And here’s the really surprising …

holidays »

[ 25 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

Holidays are important in families.  It gives you all the chance to bond and enjoy some quality time together and get away from everyday stresses and strains. Because of this, there can then sometimes be added pressure to make everything perfect, from booking the right hotel – to making sure the correct swimming costumes have been packed.  We’ve put a list of some top tips that could help you have the perfect holiday.
Think about the Kind of Holiday you Would Like
What kind of holiday would you like as a family? …

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[ 20 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

February may have been grey and gloomy and we are all looking forward to Spring, but  new research has revealed how lighting can have direct impact on mood and wellbeing at home and in the workplace. A survey of 1,000 UK adults carried out by lighting supplier LED Hut, as part of the Brighter Britain report, found that 1 in 3 feel lighting – both natural and artificial – plays a crucial role in how they feel, encouraging feelings of comfort, security, and happiness.
More than 1 in 3 (31%) believe …

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[ 20 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

Considering stepping back into the educational ring with aspirations of fighting your way to the top of the career ladder? Wondering whether to study online via distance learning or at a bricks and mortar university?
You’re not alone.  
While there’s a certain attraction to studying for a degree as you lounge around in your underwear eating chips and glancing over your shoulder at Bargain Hunt or Countdown, it requires as much dedication (if not more) to succeed when compared to a traditional campus-based degree.
Both online and traditional learning have …

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[ 18 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

The combination of ‘restless children’ and ‘road trip’ probably doesn’t sound all that appealing. But a road trip doesn’t have to mean spending lengthy durations of time on the road, instead you can make it into something your entire family can enjoy.

From cruising through the Peak District to spend some time at the Monkey Forest, to driving through Cheddar Gorge for a game of crazy golf, this article looks at the UK’s most family-friendly road trips.
Plan before you go
Before you head off on your adventure, it’s important to pack all …

holidays, house and home, travel mums »

[ 16 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

With ample green spaces, a spectacular castellated skyline, global cultural imprint and good schools, Edinburgh is one of Britain’s most desirable places to live.
And it’s also home to Scotland’s busiest airport, with regular flights to business capitals London and New York as well as Europe and the rest of the world.
The air hub’s undergone an extensive refurbishment program over the past few years — so if you’re an Edinburgh resident who’s not flown for a while or are new to the Athens of the North and looking for advice, here …

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[ 14 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

By Amanda Hamilton, CEO of NALP
As a supplier of goods or services, it’s important that you know your customers’ rights to return gifts  under the Consumer Rights Act 2015. This will keep you in compliance with the law.
To start with, without a receipt there’s not a lot a customer can do.  However, if they’re not shy about asking for a receipt, or the giver of your present has said they can change the item if so desired, then that is a whole different ball game.
In addition, with so many people …

house and home »

[ 11 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

It’s sunny as I’m writing this, and (as well as showing that the windows need cleaning) it also makes me take a fresh look at my home. We are planning to redecorate the living room this spring: maybe you would like to do some home improvements too. Whether you are thinking of small changes or even some building work, here are five ideas to help you refresh your home this spring.
1. Dust, tidy and clear out!
I spent a few hours which weekend clearing out a couple of bookshelves. We have …

business, business planning, house and home »

[ 6 Feb 2019 | No Comment ]

It’s easy to forget about insurance. After all, what visible benefit do you see while money comes out of your bank account each month or year? In fact, insurance is just as vital for the self employed small business owner as it is for big business. Just because you work for yourself, it doesn’t mean that your business is too small to be affected by many of the things insurance protects against. So read on to find 5 reasosn to get insurance, even if you are self employed.
Insurance can protect …