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27 May, 2020

Great Children’s Books For Lockdown Reading

Whilst we’re all stick stuck at home with our little ones, it’s a great opportunity to catch up with some reading.  In this post you’ll find 10 great suggestions to keep your little ones entertained – and to hopefully help them keep up with their reading and English development whilst the schools are closed.  Heads up – this post does contain affiliate links which means…

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Best Family Days Out During Lockdown

With the COVID-19 outbreak making travelling and getting the kids out of the house a difficult task, here are some ways you can still have a great day out with the family during lockdown. Now, please note, I am not suggesting for a moment that you ignore Government guidelines and remember that the rules differ widely between England, Scotland and, where I live, in Wales. …

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26 May, 2020

5 Ways We Can Share More Quality Time with Grandparents After Lockdown

It’s tough at the moment isn’t it?  I’m sure we are all longing to see our loved ones face to face.  It’s not quite the same on Facetime or Zoom, is it?  In particular, my kids are really missing their grandparents – and vice versa. A child or adult’s relationship with their grandparents is an important one. Grandparents have the ability to provide a warm…

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25 May, 2020

How to Create a Fabulous 18th Birthday Party

It’s such a special birthday, the 18th, isn’t it?  I’m sure we can all remember our own. Selecting the concept, decoration, and design of an 18th birthday party to remember, though, can be a daunting task. They might still be a kid to you but this is their grand debut into adult life and a more ‘adult’ party is required.  No more party bags and…

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22 May, 2020

Review: L’Oreal Paris Magic Retouch Instant Root Concealer Spray

I spend quite a bit each year on disguising my grey roots.  I always joke that I’ve no idea what my true hair colour is because nobody’s seen it for years! When I was young, it was the lovely reddy gold colour that Ieuan has now but I actually think my real colour now is a dark brown, almost black with the odd grey. A…

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21 May, 2020

Have You Been Diagnosed With An Underactive Thyroid?

It’s almost 4 years to the day since I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and, being me, I recall rushing straight home and terrifying myself by googling the subject of underactive thyroid symptoms! I was prescribed 25mg of Levothyroxine and advised to have my blood retested in 6-8 weeks to see if the medication had improved the level of antibodies in my blood. I…

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19 May, 2020

What to think about when moving to a new area

The housing market is back in action and I’m sure there’s a lot of people out there who, after two months in lockdown, have realised that they are in need of a change of scenery. Moving house is such an exciting time, and choosing to relocate to a new area is even more so. We’ve just moved house but are staying local in Dinas Powys…

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18 May, 2020

How to Make your Move to a New Home Easy

There are signs that the UK Lockdown may be approaching an end – depending on who you believe.  This is undoubtedly good news for all those who have been stuck in a property chain trying to move home.  Estate agents are now allowed to arrange viewings, albeit ‘virtually’, although there are stories of property deals collapsing since there is so much uncertainty surrounding the economy…

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16 May, 2020

Want an Injunction? 10 Reasons you Don’t Want Your Ex to See Your Kids

So, you want to know why someone might get an injunction on their partner or ex-partner? To find out why this might be the only answer for many, read on… An injunction, in the form of a non-molestation order, is a court order to prevent a family member or ex-partner from seeing your kids. For the health and safety of all involved, this really could…

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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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