Top Tips For Moving Home

standard March 15, 2017 Leave a response
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Moving home is hard… meticulous planning is involved, it’s a logistical nightmare. If you have kids, it can be one of the most stressful things that you could ever embark on. Don’t get me wrong, it’s totally worth it. Especially if you’re buying a house (we are working on that!) and you get the dream home you’ve always wanted. But even still, moving on generally means moving up. That doesn’t always take away from the stress of the few days’ transition period from one home to the next.

We moved into our current home just over a year ago and we (rather awkwardly) decided to move between Christmas and New Year. Whilst that sounds like sheer madness it actually worked in our favour. All of our family was off work and free to help, the roads were much clearer than normal. All in all, a good move. However, that’s not exactly normal or practical for the vast majority of people, so I’ve come up with some more general tips to keep in mind for when you next decide to up sticks and move.

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Lottoland Review

standard March 14, 2017 Leave a response

Anyone remember the old Lottery adverts? I mean the really old ones with the big blue hand pointing at people bellowing “It’s yooouuuuu” a them and showering them with money? We all dream of being that person – but as you say, you have to be in it to win it. I’m always meaning to nip to the shops on a Saturday afternoon and put a lucky dip on the draw, but I’m pretty poor at actually getting up and doing it… I’m now put off by the fact that Lotto appears to have increased the amount of numbers to choose from (and the price of a ticket) but lowered the mid-range prizes. I kind of hold a grudge about it too, so for now me and normal Lotto have fallen out.

I don’t live in America or Australia, so I can’t go for those absolutely ridiculous amounts of money either. In January 2016, Powerball had a jackpot of $1.6 billion… What on earth would you do with that kind of money?! But, alas, I’m not in the US so I couldn’t even have a bash at it… not least until now. Because Lottoland are re-inventing how the lottery is played, giving UK residents the chance at massive lottery prizes from all over the world.

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What is the Best Baby Formula? (PLUS a $50 giveaway!)

standard February 27, 2017 87 responses
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Our post title is kind of misleading. There’s no way on earth to determine the best formula for newborns (or indeed any baby) and we all know that – in the UK especially, the contents of them are largely the same, heavily regulated and they all taste rank. No seriously, have you ever tried formula milk as an adult? Yuck. This guide is more about the best baby formula for your circumstances and needs, if this is how you choose to feed your child.

I posted on this subject last week and frankly it took a lot out of me. This post, however, is more of an informative piece about what to look out for when choosing baby formula. Every newborn and every parent is totally different and it can be a bit daunting that when you’ve decided to formula feed your newborn, there are still a tonne of different brands and products to choose from. 

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The Absolute Best Way to Choose Your Lottery Numbers

standard February 16, 2017 Leave a response

We all dream of winning the lottery! Regardless of your stance on gambling or whatever, we all know that winning that kind of money would be hugely life-changing. To be fair, even a more modest windfall would go a long ways towards easing our financial burdens… for us, a deposit for a house would be awesome, but without some sort of epic win, we’re waiting until Short Rib is out of nursery. But is there a sure-fire way to win the lottery? What is the best system for selecting numbers for the next draw?

We have a few suggestions…

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Let’s Talk About Young People and Mental Health

standard February 7, 2017 Leave a response
Mental Health

Mental health issues are becoming more and more prevalent in today’s society and particularly among young people. With funding for mental health issues high on the public’s agenda, it’s very easy to get caught up in the hype without understanding the sheer scale of the problem that can affect so many people in one way or another.

MQ Health, a nationwide charity, have been conducting tonnes of research into mental health and in particular, mental health in the young people of the UK and have come back with some downright frightening statistics. As parents, we always want what is best for our kids and to look out for them in all ways we can, which is why it is so important to be open and frank about these topics and why the way we tackle the issues surrounding them are subject to so much scrutiny. This stuff is important, and yet research has found that people are desperately unaware of the real extent of the problem. 

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Was She Worth It? (And Other Weird Bingo Calls)

standard December 8, 2016 Leave a response
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I’m a big fan of bingo to be fair. Have been since I was a kid, playing the prize bingo in Coral Island in Blackpool… being only 28, I know I’m in the minority in that I’m a player who’s relatively young and because of that, I often don’t understand the bingo calls. You don’t often hear them in bingo clubs these days, because everything is electronic and they’re focused on getting the numbers out quickly. However, with the online bingo game, the calls are starting to make a comeback and it turns out I’m still clueless.

So because I’m nosy, more than anything else, I’ve done a bit of research into the more baffling bingo calls and where they’ve come from. The ones that I genuinely couldn’t even guess at what they meant… some of them have some really interesting stories behind them.

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