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[ 16 Mar 2018 | No Comment ]
Top 5 tips on how to make sure everyone sleeps soundly when the clocks change next Sunday

This year the clocks spring forward on Sunday 25th March at 1am when we all lose one hours sleep. The challenges of coping with the change by getting your children adjusted to the new ‘summer’ time zone can be daunting. Here are 5 top tips from Dave Gibson the founder of thesleepsite.co.uk, to help you make the change as smooth as possible.

Stagger the hour change.

In simple terms, it is not possible for anyone to naturally feel tired an hour earlier than normal as our body clocks are designed to …

childcare »

[ 9 Mar 2018 | No Comment ]

There are various ways to save on childcare costs, one new one and one which is closing soon.
First: have you taken up Childcare Vouchers with your employer? If these are on offer and you are employed they can save you 32%. Act now, though, and this scheme closes 5th April.
Second: there is a new Tax Free Childcare scheme where for every 80p you pay in the Government tops it up with 20p.
There are pros and cons to each scheme so read this infographic from Money Saving Expert to see which …

holidays, house and home »

[ 27 Feb 2018 | No Comment ]

When it comes to the most luxurious ways to fly, the main problem for many individuals and businesses is that they are also the most expensive. If you’ve got plenty in the bank then the top most expensive and luxurious ways to fly can be perfect. For companies running on a much lower (and more reasonable) budget, there are other ways to create a high-class flying experience for employees and clients at a much lower cost.
Group Charter Flights
Rather than booking a number of individual flights and even then ending up …

holidays, house and home »

[ 27 Feb 2018 | No Comment ]

The Italian Lake District is a popular spot for families and each of the five major lakes there all have very different characters. However, they have one feature in common: they all offer families the perfect combination of a peaceful holiday, picturesque landscapes, good food, and plenty of sunshine in the summer months.
In this post, we’ll take a brief look at the three main Italian lakes and what makes them so popular with families.
Lake Garda
The largest of the Italian Lakes, Garda is bordered by three distinct regions – the Veneto, …

education, Headline »

[ 19 Feb 2018 | No Comment ]

(Hint: ask them to read this article)
By Edd Williams, careers expert and author of Is Your School Lying To You?
Are you Experienced?
‘Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.’ Oscar Wilde
Experience in this instance is less to do with age and how many times you’ve been around the block but rather the value of the activities you’ve taken part in, the situations you’ve put yourself in and what you’ve learnt from them. Doing something without learning from it can’t reasonably be considered an experience – it’s just something you …

days out, half term, Headline, house and home »

[ 26 Jan 2018 | No Comment ]

Southbank Centre’s annual multi-arts Imagine Children’s Festival returns for its seventeenth year from 7 – 18 February 2018, with twelve days of jam-packed fun over half-term week for children and their families. With storytelling at its heart, this year’s programme includes a specially curated Royal Festival Hall event celebrating the world’s leaders and pioneers who have changed the world, to inspire the next generation of young changemakers.
The twelve day festival includes inspiring and playful events and activities from Super Hero parties, magical immersive adventures and snail friendships to dancing scientists …

health »

[ 18 Dec 2017 | No Comment ]

Being a parent is an energy-intensive activity. It requires a lot of steam and a lot of coordination to ensure that each and every day goes off without a hitch. Going to work, hitting the gym, spending time with the family, getting the kids to bed – these activities can be exhausting to say the least. As a parent it’s important to getting sufficient rest to ensure that you have sufficient energy to get going the next day. Although, as most everyone knows when they try to go bed at …

business, health, work »

[ 16 Dec 2017 | No Comment ]

There are a variety of reasons why so many people suffer with anxiety, which is one of the most common mental health disorders. Life can certainly be stressful, and daily life can contain quite a bit of hardship. But whether you have been diagnosed with clinical anxiety or you are simply experiencing feelings of stress, unease, and anxiety when you are at work because of the environment that you are in and the people you are around, doing something about it is necessary. Otherwise, your symptoms could get worse and …

career coaching, education, Headline, house and home »

[ 13 Dec 2017 | No Comment ]
Pssst! Please pass this on to your teens (Is Your School Lying To You?)

Compromise. Trade off. Robbing Peter to pay Paul. Burning the candle at both ends. Any way you phrase it, the work-life balance is hard and getting harder and despite more companies embracing flexible working, there’s always the uncertainty that not being in the office is giving your co-workers a professional advantage over you. On paper, we’re around the middle of the pack when it comes to working hours but that doesn’t take into account the £31.5 BILLION we give our employers in unpaid overtime, working through lunch, staying late and …

business, business planning, health »

[ 29 Nov 2017 | No Comment ]

As a business owner, you’ve probably heard a lot about the benefits of offering perks and unique advantages to the people who work for you. When it comes to deciding which perks to offer your employees, there are several awesome options available, all of which could make coming into work a better and more enjoyable experience.
However, it’s also a good idea to offer help and support for your employees on the practical side of things, such as offering them health insurance that will entitle them to private healthcare under the …