Things To Do With Toddlers This Summer
Whatever you do this summer, don’t forget to play.
Already, with one week of the summer school holidays under their belts, many parents will probably be pondering how on the earth they’re going to keep their children busy for the remainder of the summer without going grey in the meantime. However, perhaps the secret to eternal youth (and even a sense of serenity) is not an expensive elixir available only at exclusive Swiss clinics, but a wonderful, free and universal activity that we seem to have forgotten how to do: playing. Remember that one?
To quote George Bernard Shaw: “We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.”
Say Bye-Bye To High Energy Bills
You shouldn’t have to settle for high energy bills. In fact, with enough measures taken, it’s possibly to eliminate energy bills almost entirely from our lives. Here are just a few ways to dramatically slash costs.
Limit your energy usage
If you’re constantly unable to afford bill payments, the first solution may be to find a way of physically limiting your energy usage. The easiest way is to go on a pre-paid scheme. This only allows you to use as much power as you pay for. It’s less convenient as you’ll constantly be going down the shop to top up (and there’s nothing worse than running out of electricity whilst having a shower), however it will give you more control over budgeting.
The Little Things That Give Your Garden The Edge
Gardens are a luxury, or at least, in towns and cities they are, so if you are lucky enough to have outdoor space within your home, don’t waste it. Far too many gardens go to waste because we choose not to take full advantage of them, which is a real shame when you think about it. If you are lucky enough to have outdoor space, you should utilise it, especially as spending time outside is good for yours’ and your children’s health.
If you are going to take advantage of your outdoor space, it needs to be somewhere that you enjoy spending time in, and somewhere that is safe for your little ones to roam around and play in. When it comes to designing a garden that’s both practical and appealing, often it’s the little things that allow you to create the kind of space that you want and need.
Bedding Ideas For A Luxurious Bedroom
We spend one third of our lives sleeping and countless hours laying in bed, so why not make it a five-star luxury experience? We want to share bedding ideas with you to make your bed comfortable, modern and beautiful, just like a luxury hotel bed.
When we looked at what experts uncovered on what makes a bed comfortable and inviting, we found some surprising and helpful tips on how to create a beautiful sleeping space filled with good bedding ideas. All the discoveries led to one main concept: The best bedding ideas address all five of the bed’s layers.
Bad News And Wedding Blues
The Summer wedding season is here once again. Summer isn’t just about those tropical beach holidays or the delicious barbecues in the back yard. Some people find that it’s the perfect time to say I do and why wouldn’t they. With the beautiful blue skies and soaring temperatures, it can be a great time to celebrate a new chapter of your life with the people that you love. However, that’s not to say that things can’t still go wrong and here are some of the issues as well as some great tips on how to handle them.
Oh Dear, Looks Like Rain
Are You Ready For Any Household Emergency?
Life has a habit of throwing up misfortune when we least expect it. And as a parent, it’s something that we should all be aware of. The trouble is, can you honestly say you are ready for anything? Whether it’s your little ones injuring themselves while exploring, or a sudden breakdown of an essential piece of household equipment, every parent needs to be well prepared and know how to react. Let’s take a look at everything you can do to prepare for any household emergency.
No credit? No problem! Easy solutions to parental problems
Being a parent in today’s world is an expensive business.
The cost of raising a child in the UK has never been higher. All things considered, the average cost of raising a child to the age of 21 in this country costs a staggering £230,000. The balancing act between ensuring that we make sure our kids have everything they need to be happy and healthy while ensuring our credit stays in the black has never been more precarious.
The Best Locations for a Relaxing Family Holiday
Ah,, family holidays… Time for relaxation, to make memories, and for parents to spend quality time with their kids and each other. However, as wonderful as it is, it is not always easy to plan, pay for and everything else it entails!
Here are my five suggestions of locations suitable for a relaxing European family holiday, where the kids will have plenty to do, but mum and dad will also be able to relax a bit too.
Creamy Coconut Tropical Popsicles
As I was on a roll with the ice/lolly making a few days ago see recipe here (which were a huge hit amongst my two and our neighbours) I tried out another recipe yesterday.
Looking out at the rain today, it's more of a hot chocolates and cosy blankets kind of weather rather than Ice-Lollies, but you know….glass half full, live in hope and say a little prayer to the weather gods that this downpour is just to help the farmers and our dehydrated plants and we will be back to suncream, garden pool days and freckled faces in a few days.
These Creamy Coconut Tropical Popsicles are gorgeous, really tropical and light.(I'm thinking a drop of rum added would make a really tasty sun-downer on a summers even for the adults 😉)
• Handful of frozen Pineapple chunks
Creamy Coconut and Mixed Berry Ice Lollies
Today I decided to try my hand at making the kids something cool for this hot weather!
It was a chance but it paid off, although admittedly I did them twice, as the first batch needed more sweetness in the coconut section. So from your dry kitchen cupboard and freezer, these ice lollies will keep both young and old refreshed on these sticky days!