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28 March, 2020

Coronavirus: Working From Home Tips

The current COVID-19 crisis has seen many more of us working from home, possibly for the first time.  If this is you, you may find the following guide helpful.  Just remember working from home requires discipline and a different approach so don’t be too hard on yourself if it doesn’t come naturally.  For the sake of your future employment, though, it IS important that you…

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26 March, 2020

3 Steps To Be More Organized TODAY

Whilst many of us are staying home and pondering what to do with all this newfound spare time, why not invest in yourself and your future success by getting better organised? Read on for 3 actionable steps you can take right away and a list of suggested reading for anyone looking for even more information.   Top Tips To Be More Organised When our lives are…

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8 Tips For Parents To Cope With The Clocks Going Forward

When the clocks go forward (this year on Sunday 29 March), it’s clearly bad news for the sleep-deprived and if you have very young children you will probably find you’ll be up as soon as they open their eyes. That’s without factoring in the utter chaos which has probably ensured to domestic routines during the current Covid-19 lockdown.  I don’t know about you but our…

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24 March, 2020

10 Tips To Spring Clean Your Office

As spring turns to summer and the temperature starts to rise, it can be uncomfortable working indoors and, since many of us are now required to do exactly that, it is a great time to spring clean your office or workspace and get it prepared for the warmer weather. You really don’t want to be rooting through endless paperwork to find vital statistics when you’re…

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22 March, 2020

Dirty Dishwasher? Awful Oven? Spring Clean Your Appliances!

Sometimes we’re so busy cleaning that we forget our appliances could do with a good clean themselves. Actually, for most busy parents, cleaning the oven, washing machine or dishwasher is a very low priority, unless you’ve got Mrs Hinch coming around for tea.  In current times though, when many of us find ourselves at home, it’s a great opportunity to catch up on the chores…

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18 March, 2020

Hersey & Son Silversmiths Earring Review & A Giveaway

Last year, readers may remember a lovely giveaway of a beautiful Zodiac & Birthstone Pendant gifted to me by Hersey & Son Silversmiths in London and now I have the matching earrings to show you.  I always try to find my readers the best prizes and choose things that I would wear or use myself.  Well, read on because I have a second giveaway of…

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16 March, 2020

Why Vinyl Is A Great Option For Your Bathroom Floor

Sorting out any flooring in your home can feel like a challenge. We often take flooring for granted and forget about it for most of the time, it’s just there and unless there’s a problem we tend to ignore it. However, making sure the flooring in your home is not only in keeping with your style, but also fit for purpose, is really important. Perhaps…

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10 March, 2020

Are You Kept Awake At Night By The Hum?

For the last three nights, I have been woken around 5:30 am by a hum.  On the first night, I was so convinced there was a noise indoors, that I walked around the house in the dark checking to see if there were any fridge/freezers buzzing or machines left on. Nothing. It was windy outside so I wondered if the sound was coming from the…

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9 March, 2020

Reasons Why Dating Your Spouse Could Save Your Marriage

Even though we’ve been together for 15 years and married for 8, we still make sure that we have ‘date nights’.  Cheesy?  Possibly.  Sanity-saving?  Definitely.  Expensive?  Depending on your childcare arrangements – but I still maintain it’s worth it.  Dating your spouse can be a marriage-enhancing activity that can bring you closer. It isn’t always easy to find the time (and sometimes the energy) to…

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Linda Hobbis, midlife mum from Cardiff. Wine imbiber. Likes glitter, fluff and olives. Wrestling tweendom, eye-rolling and door-slamming with Caitlin (12) and Ieuan (10). The husband is hiding in the loft.

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