Friday, 15 November 2019

Win A Stationery Christmas Craft Set Worth £60

Enter the Office Stationery Christmas Party Giveaway Worth Over £60! 

I’m really excited to announce that I’ve teamed up with Office Stationery to offer you a brilliant competition this Christmas! The prize: an awesome arty bundle worth over £60 which will allow you to throw an amazing arts and crafts Christmas party for your children and their friends, courtesy of Office Stationery! To be in with a shout of winning this prize, and to be VERY popular with your kids come Christmas, simply make sure you register below by 6th December. Signing up to Office Stationery’s newsletter will give you one entry, but you can increase your chances of winning by following them across their social channels as well!

How To solve Every Man's Hair Problem

Recently we wrote about how to hide hair loss in women with hair toppers and how to thicken hair by using hair extensions. Male pattern baldness is a common problem with men as they get older, and as many men lose their hair, they also lose their confidence. This makes meeting new people difficult. There is an answer to your problem though. with NewHairLine. But when it comes to men, if it is often difficult to find excellent and professional service, aim to solve every man's hair problem. 

Winter Nail Trends You Need To Try!

Winter comes with so many beautiful colours – from the deep reds, oranges and purples you associate with sunrise in the morning, to the crisp blues, silvers and whites when the frost bites. When it comes to your nails, it’s super easy to match your nail polish and nail art to this chilly and festive season

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Human Hair Toppers, Hair Extensions And Wigs

Party season is coming and it's time for people to start thinking about their hair and how they are going to have it for the holiday season. Unfortunately, my own hair isn't very long and I am always wishing it was longer. There is a great alternative to my own hairstyle and that is to add human hair toppers and hair extensions and wigs which can be customized to my own hair.

Until my friend got into hairdressing it wasn't something that I really thought about but now, I know my hair can be completely changed in appearance with the help of some human hair toppers and hair extensions. Human hair extensions are so much easier to work with than synthetic hair extensions because you can treat them like your own hair and use your hair appliances.

Saturday, 9 November 2019

Places To Visit On An Overnight Trip To Paris

As a family, Tilly and I absolutely love to travel! We are lucky because we live on the Kent coast and it means we literally live on the gateway to Europe. It is so easy for us to pop over and take an overnight trip to a major European city like Amsterdam or Paris. Last Spring, I took Tilly for her first overnight trip to Paris. It's so easy to take a break to Paris by booking through the Voyage Privé website. 

But once you have booked your trip to Paris, you need some things to do whilst you are there. There is so much more to Paris than theme parks like Disneyland Paris and Parc Asterix. There are culture and shopping! Today we have a variety of things for you to do on your weekend away. The best thing is Paris has a really good metro system so you can get around the city, really easily. But they also have a good bus network and you can reach a lot of things in the city centre on foot. So what are our top things to do in Paris?

Friday, 8 November 2019

Wonderful Reasons Why You Should Start Your Own Blog

When I started this blog, I never dreamed it would become the success that it is today. My own little corner of the internet now plays such a big role in my life and the lives of those I love! Have you ever considered starting a blog? There are lots of reasons why people try, whether they want an outlet; somewhere to express their emotions and opinions unchallenged or they want to offer advice on a particular subject. 

You might have your own reason, but just in case you were looking for a little more inspiration, check out my 4 wonderful reasons why you should start your own blog.

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

5 Free/Low Cost Weekend Ideas For Families In Autumn

5 Free/Low Cost Weekend Ideas For Families In Autumn

My name is Rachael and these are just a few of my favourite family things to do in autumn which are either free, or cost very little money. For more ideas, you can head over to my blog, Lukeosaurus and Me. I blog about all things family and lifestyle related, from finance, recipes and crafts to days out with the children and fitness. You can follow me on social media too, where I share snippets of our family life featuring my 6 year old and my 1 year old boys. Follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Autumn is my favourite time of the year! There is always so much to see and do, from adventures to be had to organised seasonal events to attend. In fact, there's often so much on that it's hard to pick and choose what you want to do, and as a family, things can start to get expensive.

With Christmas a month away now, it's time for us to start saving some money. I love going to all the exciting autumn events, but from now on we are going to be relying on our favourite tried and tested free/low cost autumn activities to get us through until Christmas.

Here are 5 of our favourite free or low cost activities that are perfect for busy families to fit in at the weekends. It can be hard to fit in quality family time, especially with homework and other commitments, but these ideas are perfect for slotting into your weekend as and when you have the time.

  1. Make your own chocolate apples. This is one of our favorite autumn treats and one that dates right back to my own childhood. I'm not such a fan of toffee apples and it just so happens that chocolate apples are a lot easier and more child friendly to make. I'd recommend that your child be ages at least 6+ to help out in the kitchen with this one, purely based on the melted chocolate, however decorating with sprinkles is a free for all when it comes to age groups!
  2. Create pinecone bird feeders. Autumn is a time for glutton and tasty treats for many of us, but it is a tricky time for our wildlife. Why not help the birds in your area by creating some pinecone bird feeders? They are easy to do and something the whole family can get involved in. There are lots of websites detailing the process and you really don’t need much to make a huge difference to the birds in your area.
  3. Go on a nature walk and create an autumn wreath for your front door. Collect some interesting leaves, twigs and berries (make sure you know what you're picking and that you wash your hands after handling them) and design a beautiful wreath for your front door. You can pick up any extras or fake berries cheaply from shops like The Range and Hobbycraft.
  4. Have a picnic and watch the sun set. If there's one good thing about the evenings getting darker sooner, it's that the sunsets are amazing! And, what's more, the kids will still be awake to see them. Why not wrap up warm and put a picnic tea together, along with a flask of hot chocolate and find a nice hill to climb with an epic view of the sunset? The kids can burn off any extra energy they may have before bed, the adults can enjoy a spectacular sunset and the hot chocolate keeps everyone warm and happy.
  5. Have a family movie night. There are some brilliant films that are great for autumn viewing, especially all the child friendly Halloween ones! We love Hocus Pocus and Coco - we’ve watched these both so many times over the autumn period. Or, if it floats your boat, there’s nothing wrong with getting into the Christmas spirit a little early and watching some classic family Christmas films like Arthur Christmas! There are loads of great films on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Now TV. Don’t forget the movie snacks and blankets

Friday, 1 November 2019

Advent activities to get you in the Christmas mood

Advent is a time of expectant waiting and preparation, and we love this build up to Christmas. Whether you’re Team Elf or Team Grinch, Christmas is coming, and there’s no denying that our little ones love it. Get all the family involved with our favourite Advent activities and enjoy all the festive feels.

Saturday, 26 October 2019

How Can I Get Fertility Advice And Help?

When I was younger I conceived three beautiful children with no problem, but having three children in three years was hard work and as much as I loved them all, I wondered what it would be like to have a child later on in life. I always said that I would have one more child when I was older.

So that time came and I was 36 years old. The older kids were 17,15 and 14, and I knew it was time for a new baby. What I didn't take into consideration was that I was older now and it was going to be harder to conceive. I guess my time was running out! I was in a new relationship and we talked about having a baby and it meant a lot to both of us.

Thursday, 17 October 2019

The Benefits of an International School

What are the benefits of an international school?

There are lots of advantages to sending your child to an international school, including exposure to a range of different people with unique cultural backgrounds and spoken languages. This represents a far more realistic environment for children, thus preparing them sufficiently for their future outside of education, improving their social and communication skills, as well as their job prospects. Read on for some more information on the benefits of international schools from one of the best primary schools in Cambridge.

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