8 Daily Habits to Preserve Your Eyesight

8 Daily Habits to Preserve Your Eyesight You only have two eyes. They are meant to last you for the rest of your life, and if you lose them, you don’t get another pair. Your eyesight is crucial for almost everything you do in life. You rely on it for everything from communication and entertainment to keeping yourself alive when crossing a busy road. Yet most people still take their

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Four ways to live healthier

Most people want to be healthier but finding ways to live a healthier lifestyle can be tricky. When you’re working full-time, studying for upcoming exams or caring for those around you, prioritising your own well-being is often overlooked. However, living healthier doesn’t have to be a challenging transition. Instead of overhauling your life in major ways, making small but sustainable changes could be more effective. To help you find ways

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How to Shop for a Vacation

How to Shop for a Vacation With the excitement of an upcoming vacation, the first thing many of us want to do is go shopping to make sure we have everything we might need for that trip. But with the average cost of $271 per day for an international trip and $144 per day for a domestic trip, according to ValuePenguin, you might want to go about it more cautiously

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Chicken, ciabatta and green bean tray bake

Lazy chicken, ciabatta and green bean tray bake is a really simple and quick supper.  Since lockdown our days have been much more lazy, more laid back and less clock watching.  Whilst I still get up at the same time every day, and go to bed at the same time, the hours in between just merge and before I know it it’s 5pm and keen to get in front of

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Thank you NHS — AD

I think we probably all want to say a big thank you to the NHS, don’t we? One of the things I really want to take away from the Coronavirus, and remember in years to come is the NHS finally getting the recognition it rightly deserves.   Without wishing to get political, for years it has been under-funded, in some cases abused, and yet always there for us when we need

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How to Stay Stylish Yet Comfortable as a Mum

How to Stay Stylish Yet Comfortable as a Mum When we’re young, we’re normally pretty happy to put the emphasis on style above anything else. But as we get a little older, things begin to change — we begin to look at comfortable outfits with a lot more longing. And when we become a mum, comfort really does take priority. But it’s not as if you have to necessarily choose

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My first grandchild was born during a pandemic

When your first grandchild is born during a pandemic you realise being a grandparent is not going to be how you imagined it would be.     I am trying to keep a sense of perspective about the whole thing.  Telling myself that at least Lily Elena, who arrived on May 20th, is safe at home with her mummy (my eldest daughter) and daddy.  That they are all safe as they

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The Social Isolation Diaries — Week 11

The Social Isolation Diaries — Week 11 and,  Well that’s it then, social isolation is over.  Officially, not completely because we are still being urged to remain two metres apart but from next next week we will be allowed to meet up in groups of “up to six” in public spaces.  Which has, of course, been translated into “you can now have a barbecue with all your friends and family

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How to grow your own gin garden

How to grow a gin garden Quite why I decided I wanted to plant a gin garden four years ago, I don’t know.  Hell a decade ago I didn’t even like gin. But then I discovered that it was tonic water I didn’t like and that I actually did like gin.  A lot.  Though in my defence I do drink it with waaaayyyyyy more lemonade than any recipe would recommend

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The Social Isolation Diaries — Week 10

The Social Isolation Diaries — Week 10   Well this has been quite the week.  First of all, the official stuff that has been going on that I want to document before I forget.  We are still officially in lockdown but with some easing, so we can drive as far as we like but we can’t stay out overnight.   It’s like being 10 again and knowing you have to

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Percy Pig Ice Cream — A Review.

Percy Pig ice cream     This post was originally written back in 2011 when Marks And Spencer first launched their Percy Pig ice cream lollies.   The news they had now launched it in tub form came out recently and I couldnt have been more excited.  Except because of the current restrictions on shopping, I cant get any!   So in the meantime, here is a story of the

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Broadening your horizons during lockdown

Millions of people all over the world are currently spending the vast majority of their time at home thanks to lockdown. While staying at home might not seem like the most attractive proposition on a sun-drenched spring day, it does present opportunities. Now is a perfect time to discover new interests and broaden your horizons. If you’re looking for constructive ways to spend your time at home, here are some

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