Friday, 15 June 2018

Why Italy Should Be on Your Travel Bucket list

When it comes to travelling, especially if you want to take your family away for a relaxing break, then Italy can be a great choice as it has something for everyone. From busy city destinations to hiding yourself away in the Tuscan rolling hills you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to exploring this beautiful country. Be warned, once you’ve been you’ll find it hard to stay away.

The food

You can’t talk about Italy being on your travel bucket list without mentioning the food. It’s what Italy is known for, the delicious range of food available has everyone catered for, even the fussiest of eaters. If you’re in need of some inspiration when it comes to food in Italy, then this ultimate food guide has got you covered! Whilst each region has its own speciality when it comes to cuisine, you know you’re going to get a good meal when it comes to the classic pasta dishes, which the country is known for.

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Finding Counselling Online Has Never Been Easier

This was taken from my Facebook status a few weeks ago, and with a few recent stories in the news about people not being able to cope and finding the only way out is suicide, I felt compelled to write this. My daughter Kim is 26 years old. She was walking home from work one Sunday evening and she walked past a man who was crying on a bench. She glanced back to see him take a knife to his wrist and by the time she got back to him, he slit his wrist in front of her. Mental health in men is very rarely talked about, is it? Men have always been told that they are to be strong and not show their feelings to the world. Men are not supposed to cry or show how they feel. Thats why they find it so hard to express how they feel. Look at Robin Williams, He wore a mask every day because he was a comedian and it was expected of him to make people laugh but deeper down, he was suffering from depression and ultimately took his own life.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

A Quick Guide to Soundproofing Your Apartment

Although living in an apartment has many advantages, noise disturbances can be a major concern. There is nothing worse than getting up in the middle of the night due to the loud party music in the neighbouring flat or because of some late night dancing spree in flat upstairs. Even in the daytime, intrusive noises from the adjacent flat can be quite distracting. As you are separated from your neighbour by a thin wall or the roof, which happens to be the floor of your neighbour, the sound transfer can be a major issue. 

Hustles of the motors, honking of the vehicles, pounding of the machines are things that one can hardly bear and this further aggravates the problem of noise pollution as you have to be relieved from the sounds coming from the street and from your neighbours. As you cannot control the sources of these noises the only option left is to prevent those irritating noise from entering your room. While the internet is flooded with ideas on how to control the noisy neighbours, the hard reality is that only soundproofing can help you out in such situations. 

Monday, 23 April 2018

How to do a Family weekend in London on a budget

Visiting London can be difficult if you want to do it with the whole family and on a tight budget. There are places where you can easily spend 10 pounds without getting much change back. All these costs naturally will add up to quite a big sum, which eventually can hurt your holiday family budget. And this is just a short family weekend away. Here’s some money saving tips that can help you to plan a Family weekend in London without hurting your wallet too much.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Ways To Cope With Mental Health Without Medication

As many of you all know, I suffer from mental health problems but I choose to be unmedicated with it. I feel that you cannot learn to live with a potentially lifelong illness if you are doped up with medication all the time. Mental health is still such a taboo subject to talk about and its often difficult to find the courage to ask for help, but you are by no means a failure if you do need help. Asking for help in times of needs is often a sign of strength and you will find that you are more courageous than you give yourself credit for.

Although I suffer from cyclothymia (a mild form of bipolar)and anxiety, mental health problems come in all shapes and sizes, if you have a few of these symptoms, then following some tips in this blog post can help you get back to feeling better.

Friday, 13 April 2018

Tips On Getting A Good Night Sleep

I find it incredibly hard to sleep sometimes, this means that the next day I am grouchy and tired. Lack of sleep isn't just uncomfortable but it can also be dangerous because your brain isn't working at its full capacity due to you being tired. Lack of sleep can be caused by many problems from worrying about things that you can't sort out in the middle of the night to having an uncomfortable mattress. So I have gathered some tips to help you get a good night sleep and feel so much more refreshed in the morning.

Friday, 6 April 2018

How Easy Is It To Treat Yourself Using An Online Pharmacy?

Recently I had a mental health check-up at the surgery. I also had the normal checks done, like blood pressure, weight, alcohol checks etc and asked to book some blood tests for cholesterol and anaemia. I actually hadn't been to the doctors for about 18 months because I like to treat myself rather than waste the NHS resources for a cold or sickness bug. But not wanting to go to the doctors is also not a good thing, because quite often there are times that we need to see a doctor but we are quite embarrassed with the changes we have during middle age. Urgh! Middle age - however, did I get there?

Saturday, 31 March 2018

4 Tips for Getting your Garden Summer-Ready

Spring has proved a changeable season this year but when the Beast from the East final retreats, you will want to get your garden ship-shape ready for summer. How can you do that? Winter is tough on the garden. The howling winds, sub-zero temperatures, frost, snow and incessant rain seem to drain everything of colour and goodness. Spring has proved challenging this year, with two cold snaps biting at the spring bulbs as they push their fledgeling leaves above the soil-line.

As soon as the frosts pass, and the snow clears, you need to spend some time helping the garden to recuperate. And you will be thanked when summer comes, with lush green shrubs and pretty, colourful blooms.

Friday, 30 March 2018

Get In Shape For The Summer

I know it doesn't seem like the summer is going to be in a couple of months because we have been stuck in an eternal winter for about 2 years, but it really is upon us and we need to start thinking about being in the sun and showing off our body. It's a good time now to start to think about ways to get better skin, here in this blog post, we have some tips on how to get a healthier look to your skin and in turn, this makes your body healthier too.

Get enough sleep, if you don't get your full quota of sleep then you not only feel tired the next day but it shows on your skin too. it is when you're asleep that your body repairs itself, so getting 7 or 8 hours sleep is important.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Making A Memory Jar With Gel-A-Peel

Does your little one like to keep all of their little precious things in a jar or memory box? Tilly always keeps random things that she finds on days out. Often I find them in an old biscuit tin or box, but we thought it would be nice to make her a little keepsake jar to put some bits in. We were sent a set of Gel-A-Peels and some decorations to help us make our jars. This coincided with a weekend in a caravan at a holiday park, so it gave her something to do whilst she was away and its a perfect rainy day project. The set comes with the Gel-A-Peel colours (these vary with whichever set that you choose to get), Tips, Stencils, a tray and parts to make jewellery. So you can make so many different things with a set.

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