My First Pet: Bonzo!

Bonzo Irish Water Spaniel

Having a pet can be an important milestone for any child. Pets can teach children responsibility and can help them become more caring, as well as helping the whole family to become more active and I have been working with Petplan Pet Insurance on their campaign to share “My pet story” As a child I was terrified of dogs. I don’t know where the fear came from, it was just there…….until I was introduced to Bonzo. Bonzo was our beloved Irish Water Spaniel… Continue Reading “My First Pet: Bonzo!”

The problem with learning to drive on public roads!

L Plate

Teaching your child to learn to drive is a rite of passage for many parents. With Abbey and Callan we made sure they had a handful of lessons before taking them out to practice in their cars and we have done the same with Kian this time round, even after completing his Admiral Young Driver course.. He bought his first car a couple of weeks ago, lovingly named Minty (by me), because of its lovely pale green colour and after… Continue Reading “The problem with learning to drive on public roads!”

Treating my Rosacea with an IPL Skin Rejuvenation Course

MSC Cruise Line

I have suffered with Acne Rosacea for over ten years with my main symptom being facial flushing. Rosacea is very common in people with my skin type – I am fair-skinned with a tendency for rosy cheeks. The symptoms of rosacea are extreme redness of the cheeks, spots, raised bumps and dry, sore eyes.  Triggers include stress, exercise, alcohol, spicy food, sunshine, central heating, cold etc – in fact I often joke that “life” is a trigger. I have been… Continue Reading “Treating my Rosacea with an IPL Skin Rejuvenation Course”

Extra Money for the Holidays: Getting Into the Financial Christmas Spirit

With the holidays fast approaching, many of us are already feeling a slight pinch in relation to finances. Planning parties, purchasing gifts and travelling are all common concerns which can have a negative impact upon our budgets. Sill, there are many ways to earn a bit of extra much-needed cash without spreading yourself too thin between now and the Christmas season. Let’s look at some of the most effective methods as well as the benefits associated with each. Ditch Those… Continue Reading “Extra Money for the Holidays: Getting Into the Financial Christmas Spirit”

Premier League Primary Stars Campaign #PLWritingStars

Frank Lampard - Premier League Writing Stars

Back in March 2017 the Premier League introduced a new initiative called Premier League Primary Stars which has already engaged more than 10,000 primary schools in England and Wales, including ours. The campaign is not about playing football, but uses the appeal of football to engage and inspire children across PE and Sport, English, Maths and PSHE. Premier League Primary Stars is a curriculum-linked education initiative for KS1 and KS2 teachers. Teaching kids about health, teamwork, resilience and positive behaviour is becoming… Continue Reading “Premier League Primary Stars Campaign #PLWritingStars”