Coffee Cups – What a waste!

The coffee shop culture seems to be booming in the UK. Most of my friends seem to have a favourite coffee shop, they buy from a specific chain as it suits their needs. I guess it’s no different to selecting the supermarket you shop at, you get used to what’s on offer, the prices, the appearance. But, there’s something which really puzzles me. The excitement when a “Limited edition” takeaway cup comes out.


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Revision tips with BIC

It’s that time of year, exams are on many families minds. But it’s not just the exams which can prove stressful, the revision can be more stressful than the exams themselves! Lots of questions like how much revision is enough? Where should revision take place? Does revising with friends help? Run through the minds of parents and students.

I remember well my own experience of revising, and having to work out what worked best for me. I always worked better on my own with the radio on. I used to plan revision into 45 minute chunks per topic. Between topics I’d take 15 minutes to get a drink and walk about -outside where possible!

Revision tips

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Bidvine – get bids on the work you need doing!

Collaborative Post

Is it just me who finds myself with a serious lack of time when I’m searching for a plumber or a piano tuner? It’s easy enough to find the phone numbers I’ll admit. But making time to ring around and get estimates. Or waiting in for in for them to come and look at what needs doing to then discover I can’t afford their rates anyway! It’s frustrating. Well, life seems to have just been made easier thanks to a new site called Bidvine.

Image: BidVine

Image: Bidvine

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Why Choose Ethical Fashion?

I was amazed to learn that the fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters in the world. This is not just terrible for the environment, it is dire for the workers who are exposed to dangerous chemicals or poor working conditions in order to mass produce fashion. In the UK we throw away a terrible amount of textiles each year. While many feel that their conscience is clear as they’ve taken it to be recycled, be aware that many fabrics can’t be recycled, and much of our unwanted textiles end up in African countries sitting in large bales. We have simply transferred a problem.

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Corfe Castle, Dorset

There’s something special about castles. As soon as I visit one, my imagination starts to run wild. I find myself imagining what would have happened when the castle was alive with Knights. I guess the days I spent watching and reading about Robin Hood have a lot to answer for. I see castles as very dramatic, colourful and romantic places. Over the years, we’ve visited lots of castles, the boys have each gone through a Knights stage. We have visited castles all over the place, perhaps our favourite castle is in Beynac, France. But somehow we had missed a castle closer to home, Corfe Castle, Dorset, and it now holds a top position in our hearts.

Corfe Castle, Dorset, UK

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Dolmio Midweek Meal! #ThankGoodness

This post is my entry for the #Dolmio #ThankGoodness Challenge Sponsored by Dolmio –

The midweek slump, you’ve made it to Wednesday and it’s a struggle to think what to cook. You want to call out for a takeaway, but there’s so many reasons you shouldn’t. What do you do? Dolmio to the rescue!


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NEW Carribean Cove: Sealife Adventure Park, Weymouth. REVIEW

My children are mad about the sea. Whenever we get the chance we always head to the seaside. We have visited Weymouth several times, and often looked at the Sealife Adveture Park from the outside. But until last week, we had never visited. I think from the outside it doesn’t look very big, but looks can be deceptive! We were invited to visit to see the new play area Carribean Cove which opened last weekend, so here’s what we thought of our day;

Weymouth adventure park


Carribean Cove

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