To uni or not to uni

that is the question that my youngest is now asking herself.   This is not a new question in our house though, my eldest two asked themselves the same question when they were deep into their A levels.  Caity wanted to be a paramedic and Jonnie an accountant, both of which need degrees to enter

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School Reviewer — a review

  It seems odd to be reviewing a reviewing site but I think it is important share the info that School’s Reviewer is allowing parents to access. My day job (yes I really do have one) is to help hundreds of people move into rented properties each week.   This is our busiest time of

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Back to school with Letts Revision Guides

Now that my birthday is out of the way I can think about the whole “Back to School” campaign.  I won’t think about it before my birthday, which falls slap bang in the middle of the summer holidays.  In the same way that I won’t think about Christmas until after half term, despite retails clearing

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One in three adults admitted into hospital are malnourished

Did you know that in many institutions, prisons for instance, there is a legislation that requires them to meet mandatory quality, nutritional and environmental standards on all food served*?  Makes sense doesn’t it?  That we ensure people who have no real say over the food they are served know that it is nutritionally balanced and

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Avoiding summer learning loss with education quizzes

There is no denying that the summer holidays are longed for.  Needed.   Glorious.   Six weeks, in some cases nine.   The last thing on most families mind’s is school work and whilst I don’t want to be a party pooper here, they are also very detrimental to a child’s learning.   Studies have

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Family Food Planning

We are  always busy. Sometimes I’m so busy it doesn’t seem possible to even start anything, so the list just gets longer. And longer. I’ve started trying a few things that seem to be helping for me – maybe they could for you too? I’m cooking a bit more, and before you say “but that takes

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Frailty in old age is NOT inevitable

Seven years ago we moved my granny down from the area she called home to be nearer us.       “Us” being my mum (her daughter) and dad, and the five of us.   From Lancashire to Hampshire, a county completely new to her.  And whilst GG (great grandma) had lived in Canada and worked

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5 Dairy-Free Meals to Bring to New Moms 

New babies have a way of sparking generosity like nothing else. Friends and extended family of the little bundle of joy are usually eager to show up at the door bearing gifts and food to share. For moms with dairy allergies, though, the blessing of meals can be a bit of a curse. Mom is

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