One of my favourite #HomeHacks

When it comes to homehacks this has to be up there in the “bonkers” category.  Along with the one that says you can clean a loo with cheap cola, taps with vinegar, brass with ketchup and get static off your silk trousers with a metal hanger. So when Vorwerk recently asked me to share my

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Changes in Social Work

If you’re looking at social work jobs, or if you already have one and are planning for the future, it’s important to be aware of some changes in how this sector is run and regulated that will increasingly affect social work over the next few years. The Care Standards Act was passed in 2000, and

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Buying shoes online

It’s one of the last big “in person only” purchases isn’t it? Somehow clothes from a catalogue or from an online shop has seemed easier, but shoes have always needed a trip to the high street to ensure that they fit properly. And in the afternoon. With a ticket being taken from the machine to

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Sing The Movie!

Everything I have seen about this film has screamed “cancel all your plans and go see it”.     It comes out on general release tomorrow (January 27th) though there were special preview screenings last weekend all over the country.  And let me tell you I was looking daggers at those on Facebook who were posting

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Why Children Need to Start Taking More Risks with Play

  Ask anyone above the age of 30, and they’ll tell you how different their childhood was to the one that kids experience today. Gone are the days of playing outside all day, not being watched by parents and spontaneously stopping by your friend’s house for tea. The internet hadn’t been invented, kids’ TV was

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Buying a car with a personal lease

Three times now we have had to buy a car for a teen who has just passed their test.   I say had to, of course we haven’t actually had to but our living where we do and their schools / colleges / places of work being where they are means that the three of them

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Why you need Amazon Prime in your life

For just under £80 a year Amazon Prime could save your life.  Not in a CPR kind a way, obviously, but in a day to day stress relieving way.    That by paying that one off membership you get so much more.  And save yourself a whole ton of other one off delivery charges from

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