A guide to DIY laser engraving

Laser Engraving

Laser engraving your next big project is an exciting proposition. There are definitely some parts of the process that you can take on your own. Here is a short guide on DIY laser engraving if you want to experiment or learn how to make professional looking designs without outsourcing to anyone else for certain things. Getting the Right Machine Power is the most important aspect of your laser engraver. What surfaces will you be engraving on, and how much power… Continue Reading “A guide to DIY laser engraving”

“Thank You Teacher” Gift Guide

Sanctuary Gift Range

We are very quickly heading towards the end of term and are preparing for sports day, various school shows and finding out who our new teachers are going to be in the new year. 2019 is also a milestone year for us as Isaac is leaving primary school and heading off to secondary school in September. School hasn’t always been easy for Isaac, but this year he has turned a real corner in both his behaviour and his learning, thanks… Continue Reading ““Thank You Teacher” Gift Guide”

“Thank You Teacher” – Gift Ideas for the end of term

Lily O'Briens Chocolates

It is fast approaching the middle of June, which means that the kids only have a month left at school before the six week break for the summer holidays. One thing that has become part of the end of term over the last few years are “thank you” gifts for teachers, as a small token of gratitude for their hard work over the year. There are many types of gifts to choose, from personal pocket money gifts chosen by the… Continue Reading ““Thank You Teacher” – Gift Ideas for the end of term”

SATs: How to help your child manage exam stress

School Tests

It is just a few more days until SATs week 2019 and Isaac, like thousands of Year 6 students around the UK has been studying hard since the beginning of this school year. SATs are national tests that children take twice during their primary school life. Firstly, at the end of Key Stage 1 in Year 2, and then secondly, at the end of Key Stage 2 in Year 6 and are an indicator of the progress your child has… Continue Reading “SATs: How to help your child manage exam stress”

3 signs it’s time to change your career


The decision to veer from your chosen career path can be one of the most difficult you’ll ever make. For many people, the idea of starting from scratch at the bottom of the ladder is an altogether terrifying prospect and one that only seems to get scarier the older you are. However, times are changing, and career swaps have become more common than ever before — at any age. Take a look at the warning signs below to decide whether… Continue Reading “3 signs it’s time to change your career”