Tuesday, 23 January 2018

B. Energised - Sunshine Vitamin Shot

Vitamin D is important to us because it helps to keep our teeth and bones strong, and we get vitamin D from the sunshine. But in the winter we usually stay in as much as possible - after all, who wants to go out when the weather is so MEH!

Although the Sunshine Vitamin Shot doesn't contain Vitamin D, it does have a pretty good mimic for you and sometimes the mimic products are just as good as the real thing. Like Vitamin D, you will find that Vitamin Shot will speed up the recovery of the facial skin with its clever combination of ingredients. The packet claims to give you a smoother, more youthful and radiant look. We were sent some Sunshine Vitamin Shot to review as part of Superdrug Blog Squad and here is how I got on.

Monday, 22 January 2018

Finding A Qualified Child Carer For Your Child With Sitters.co.uk

Being a singe parent makes it difficult sometimes for going out to work at weekends and holidays. Tilly is of school age now and I still find it extremely difficult to find child care for her, recently I lost work hours because there was absolutely no child care available for me over the Christmas holidays. Everyone deserves time off over Christmas - even child care providers. So I lost money and wrote it off as a bad time, then I found out that there is a solution and its about to make my life so much easier!

Saturday, 20 January 2018

How old should your child be before they start choosing their own clothes?

There is a growing debate around gender neutral clothing lines and the potential positive and negative consequences. With the open discussion in the headlines, you may start to wonder at what age you should let your child choose how they want to dress. There are many benefits to allowing your child to choose their own clothes, but truth is, there’s no right or wrong answer to when you should start. Some children crave individuality, but every child is different.

It can be good for a child to feel they have some form of self-expression and to feel they have a sense of freedom. I let Tilly choose her own clothes all the time, I only step in if her choice is totally inappropriate for the weather, I feel it shows her expressionism and lets her be who she wants to be. Granted, they may not know about colour matching, pattern clashes and they may want to wear a skirt and jeans at the same time, but that doesn’t really matter. As long as the children are safe, choosing their outfits themselves isn’t hurting anyone

Friday, 19 January 2018

Ticket to Ride Review

Tilly loves to travel and she has actually taken trains across Europe with me, going from major city to city. So when we received the game called 'Ticket To Ride' as part of the Asmodee UK Blogger Board Game Club group, it seemed perfect for her.

The game board is a map of  Europe with a picture depicting the capital cities, and the idea is to get your trains to travel across the continent. You receive 20 plastic train of a certain colour and then you get given two ticket cards. Your ticket cards are the destinations that you have to go to on your journey, so keep them secret because you don't want anyone to block your way.

To be able to move across the board, you need to draw some train cards, these cards will match the route that you need to take (or be completely useless but keep them for the next route). You're given 4 cards to start the game and then every time that it's your turn, you get 2 more cards.

So eventually after a few turns, you will have enough of the colour cards to complete a route. When the route is completed, you need to place your cards down and pop the plastic trains on the route. You have now claimed the route and nobody else can claim it. It's an easy game to play and comes with a 6+ rating but I think a younger child could play it too with the help of an adult. When a route has been completed, take another one from the top of the pile and start in that route. As you have already collected a few train cards, you might be ready to complete the route straight away, if not then you can complete the route in a turn or two. The game is for 2 - 4 players and is a fab family game.

It's a race against time and the first person to complete 6 routes is the winner. The game lasts about 20 minutes but you could make it shorter for children with a poor attention span. I liked the educational aspect of the game because it gets you all talking about other countries and cities. Many children have never left the country, so it brings a whole new world to them. With Tilly, we talked about our train journey and remembered the things we saw and did.

The game is available from Days of Wonder on Amazon for £23.61 at the moment. We enjoyed this game, it was easy to play and didn't involve too much reading (Tilly has dyslexia and struggles with her reading). Its fantastic for showing kids that there is a whole world out there, not just the town that they live in. It has backfired on me a bit as now Tilly wants to go travelling more - something that I am always happy to do with her.

Learn To Make Amazing Paper Crafts

If you've got the crafting bug, you may have already realized a key craft secret: paper products are where it is at. The beauty of crafting with paper is that the supplies you need are affordable and readily available.

In fact, you may already have everything you need on hand, shoved in the back of your crafting closet. If you hope to get your paper crafting to the level that it becomes marketable on Etsy, you may want to consider some tips and tricks to get your items into shape. We have compiled here some fun and easy strategies to keep in mind.

When Your Kid Just Wants To Travel

As Tilly gets older she is more curious about the world that we live in and yearns to travel to so many different destinations. I had always said that I wanted to travel the world when the kids were older, but then along came Tilly and I am trying to fulfil my dreams but not as around the world trip, instead of smaller trips with Tilly in tow. I kinda guess that my passion has rubbed off on her and secretly I love the fact that she wants to explore so much of the world, even though at 45 years old I am so knackered all the time. Having kids later in life is hard enough but having kids later in life that always has itchy feet and wants to travel everywhere is sometimes even harder.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

How Do You Keep An Elderly Person's Brain Active?

Recently I wrote a post with my friend about how a doll has enlightened the life of an Alzheimer's sufferer and my friends mum looks after the doll as if she were a real baby. Alzheimer's symptoms can range from regularly forgetting recent events, names and faces of a person becoming unsure of their whereabouts or getting lost, particularly in unusual surroundings.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Designing Mothers Day Cards With Dom and Geri.

Mothers Day is approaching, but not all of us have mums that we can treat, so instead we have an alternative Mothers Day, because its the people that step up and become a mum to you that are often the ones that are there for you for the hard times as well as the good times. Whether its a step-parent or an auntie, these people deserve to celebrate Mothers Day too.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

How Can I Maximise My Kitchen Storage space?

Ever watched those cooking shows where the chefs have huge kitchens, plenty of storage space, and every utensil under the sun, and yet – the space still doesn’t look cluttered? Well, you might not have such a large kitchen, but there are ways to maximise and make the most of the space you have....

Monday, 15 January 2018

Big Fish Little Fish Raves With Camp Bestival

Remember the days gone past when we used to rave? All night dance parties down at the Lido at Margate seafront, when being at a normal nightclub just wasn't good enough? Well now we are all grown up and have families of our own, those days are well gone - or are they?

Big Fish Little Fish are returning for a 2018 tour with the fantastic team from Camp Bestival, don't miss the party as they are coming to towns along the south coast to celebrate Around The World In 18 Raves.

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