Which Computer Platform Is Best

If you have recently bought a new computer, no doubt it came with a particular platform already built-in. However, you should not assume that you have to stick to this platform, and in fact there are several options that you might want to go for. Understanding this is the key to being able to make the most of your computer, so it’s an essential thing which you should absolutely look

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What Is Negatively Influencing Your Child?

Having children can bring you so much joy but also so much fear; as they get older you have to let go of the reigns more and more in order to help them develop their independence. This means that they become vulnerable to outside influences. It is important to remain vigilant towards these despite taking more of back seat role in their lives, so here we have listed some of

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Why Becoming a Tourist of the UK Will Surprise You – Top 6 Must-See Destinations!

When you live in the UK, it’s easy to assume that you know everything there is to know about it. Well, unless you’ve explored every inch of the UK, chances are you’re 100% wrong on this one!  The UK is full of bombastic, relaxing, intriguing and exciting things to do. There’s nowhere in the world that’s as diverse with what it offers – mountains or beaches, cities or quaint little

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How to Host Dinner Parties the Easy Way! 

I love hosting dinner parties – but I also hate how stressful they can be. After all, family life’s chaotic enough without throwing extra people into the mix once a week! That’s why I thought I’d put together some of the ‘rules’ I follow for a stress-free dinner party. They’ll help you set the mood (and table) while also picking the right food for your guests.  So here goes:  Choosing

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Stargazing Pods at Alton Towers, a review

This weekend, to mark “Look Up at the Sky Day” Alton Towers Resort’s opened their brand new Stargazing Pods for the summer season and we were invited to see them for ourselves.  Sadly I couldn’t make it but Caity and Dan were all too happy to travel up to Derbyshire and try them out for us. There are 102 of the these pods, all offering comfortable accommodation with direct access

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How to get in the bank holiday party mood

This is a collaborative post   Right, the weather forecasters are telling us that Easter weekend in the UK is going to be hotter than Marbella so that means one thing, invite everybody round to ours and have the first barbecue of the year.   It can then be a good practice for the two bank holiday weekends in May, God, don’t you just love this time of year?! Here

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My Monthly Binge — April

Did you watch any of the suggestions in my March Binge list?  I would love to hear if you did and what you thought of any of them.   I mentioned Fleabag last month and this week we saw the last ever episode (they have said there won’t be a third series) and I have to admit to be being pretty broken by the fact it is over.   Please,

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Why Are the Canary Islands Still One of the Top Destinations for Winter Sun? — AD

This is a collaborative feature When it comes to looking for family holidays, the Canary Islands will pop up as an option time and time again.  But just why do 5 million of us Brits choose this destination every year?  From the glorious weather to the diverse activities on offer, here are just some of the reasons why:  You Don’t Have to Spend a Fortune  According to WeSwap, travellers in

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Gringotts Wizarding Bank

You would think that after visiting over a dozen times Ellie would be over visiting Warner Bros Studio Tour, but nope. Actually nothing could be further from the truth.   And you might think that having been so many times there would be nothing new to see.  Not so.  Especially this year as Gringott’s Wizarding Bank opens in its biggest expansion.   Lined by towering marble pillars, the grand banking

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Need a career change? Here’s how to make it happen — AD

This is a collaborative feature   After some years of doing the same thing, we need a bit of a change. It makes sense, though, as a lot of people look for a new place to live and shake up their style a bit once they become bored with it – but, for some reason, it seems like changing your career will be a much more difficult process. It might

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Who produces your favourite wine?

  Did you know that my parents used to own a vineyard?  For ten years they lived at Chateau Masburel, turning it around from being semi derelict and producing third rate wine to a co-operative into a stunning home and a business that shipped worldwide.   During that time, and in fact before it, my parents had been fans of wine to a greater degree than many of us can

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My thoughts on “We buy any house” companies — AD

This is a collaborative  feature   I recently wrote a blog post about selling your home and things you should look out for, and interestingly I ended up researching into ‘We Buy Houses For Cash’ companies that are advertising online to buy property fast. The media has never really gave these types of quick sale firms any good press; and prior to an investigation into the industry in 2013 there

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