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Tax-free school uniform, let’s make it happen!

Tax-free school uniform, let’s make it happen!

e-Petition: http://tinyurl.com/schoolwear It’s that time of year where parents up and down the UK have mixed emotions about the Summer holidays being over (no more fun), the kids going back to school and households abound, finally getting back to a routine. It’s also that time where the cost of buying the school uniform, often in multiples depending on no: of kids hits you right where it hurts. Wi...

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Update your state, not your ‘status’ this Easter

Update your state, not your ‘status’ this Easter

There are plenty of studies showing that Facebook status updates have a direct correlation to how you feel about yourself and your self-esteem. According to research, the more you update, the worse you feel as you perform like a rat tapping for a hit on the refresh button to get your shot of “self-validation”. Scrolling through photos on Facebook of your friend or colleagues recent jaunt to Fiji w...

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Day 1-5 of juicing. Skin rashes and a 3lb weight loss. Not for the faint hearted.

After giving up eating meat back in February and a week eating nothing but Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Malay food for breakfast, lunch, dinner plus snacks on a jaunt to Malaysia for my brother’s wedding in March. I have sworn off any Asian food until September as my body was so traumatised by the sudden and extreme change in diet that it was literally begging me for a detox and some healthy livi...

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The 120-cake, Bucks Bake Off Challenge

I had never seen so many cakes! 120 to be precise and one mammoth task for us judges, some with empty bellies ready to pounce and other still full from lunch. That’ll be me then! Saturday 21st saw the Bucks Bake Off competition in aid of Sport Relief, run by the wonderful Beverley Glock Cookery School at the Potting Shed in Askett. When I was asked to be a judge, I leapt at the chance, all t...

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The Hope Academy for Girls and International Women’s Day

March 8 is almost upon us and International Women’s Day is a time for us all to reflect on change, progress made and a brilliant reason to celebrate acts of courage and determination by extraordinary women around the world, and the impact they have on their communities. International Women’s Day marks a day of celebration of achievements throughout history and across all countries. Despite s...

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A cat dressed as a mushroom plus 5 brilliant tips for getting stuff done, for the digitally distracted parent

Ever seen that look in your children’s eyes or heard that extended cry of “Mumeeeee” or “Dadeeeee” as they fight to grab your attention over that smartphone, tablet or electronic device? Little hands pulling at your clothes or their voices getting increasingly louder until you look up, stop whatever you think is so important, and look them in the eyes and pay attention? I&#...

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Walking the tightrope of work and family life

Walking the tightrope of work and family life

I’ve always thought the challenge of successfully balancing work and family life is like walking a tightrope. You need extra balance when unexpected things knock you off your stride, an extreme amount of patience, courage, fearlessness – and the ability to let go and keep trying! Life being what it is, it’s inevitable that we all fall off the tightrope from time to time. And when we do, our ...

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Are you suffering from Nomophobia? (No-Mobile-Phone-Phobia)

Are you suffering from Nomophobia? (No-Mobile-Phone-Phobia)

So, if you told me your were scared of spiders, clowns, snakes, flying, buttons, cotton wool or mushrooms, I’d believe you and sympathise. But having a panic attack because you’ve lost reception, run out of battery or can’t see your phone? puleease! What on earth are we turning into? It’s not healthy to be controlled by a device, unless it’s a pacemaker! or some sort of ele...

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5 sure-fire ways to sell your stuff on eBay

5 sure-fire ways to sell your stuff on eBay

From baby clothes to books, furniture to films, you can make a tidy sum selling your stuff on eBay. But if you’re struggling to shift your bits and bobs, make sure you follow these five essential tips. 1. Brand spanking new No one likes to feel used – and the same goes for items on eBay. New items sell like hot potatoes. Wrapped DVDs and clothing with tags fetch top dollar!   2....

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Peppa Pig Live – one crazy way to spend a Friday afternoon

Peppa Pig Live – one crazy way to spend a Friday afternoon

Phoebe my 4 year old is Peppa Pig mad to the point where all she does is snort at me if she’s feeling in a particularly Pepperish mood. So to mark her turning the big 4 we took her to see Peppa Pig Live at the Wycombe Swan Theatre. We had kept it a close secret (which was incredibly hard for me as I am a real blurter) and even walking through the tunnel to the theatre she still couldn’t guess [......

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