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And Breathe – stress-free party planning

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And Breathe…..Stress free party planning Let’s face it, it’s a great feeling when the party is finally over, all those last minute adrenalin-fuelled moments of panic meant it all fell into place and you can finally sit back, feet up…

Blue Monday

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Blue Monday For most of us, at the best of times, Monday morning can be a bit of a downer.  It’s not just me, is it?  Maybe you open your eyes about five minutes before the alarm goes off, remaining…

‘Us’ Time

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‘Us’ time The proliferation of baking programmes such as Junior Masterchef http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/junior-masterchef are to blame, if blame is the right word, for a new found interest, in our household at least, in baking.  Not cooking, but baking.  Baking is so…

Back to Skool…

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Back to Skool… …or college, or, for many of us, to the wonderful world of work.  There may have been the odd day or two back at work post-Christmas already (more for some of us), but this is the Proper…

Are yours broken yet?

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Happy New Year! What is it about resolutions? What compels us to make them, and break them, up to 20% of them, apparently (www.happypublishing.com) within the first week of January? What makes us think, I will organise the family, keep…

Post-Christmas Party Planning

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It can be a tricky one, can’t it, if your child’s birthday falls in that immediate post-Christmas period when each and everyone is totally partied out and looking forward to chilling. You have to decide – do you cheat a…

Good kids’ parties need GAMES!

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Try these party games: some need a little preparation to be really successful. Ages 3-6 Ice breaker This is a good way to keep kids busy until everyone has arrived. You’ll need:  Thin card, and a table ready with stick-…

The First Resolution

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When do you start thinking about your resolutions? Before the 1st January? Straight after you’ve fallen onto the sofa surrounded by unopened carrier bags, sipping from a cup of cocoa? Before you’ve hung away those ‘impulse buys’? Can you hear…

The morning after the sale before

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So, anyone else hear the sound of tumbleweed roll across the ground when, as soon as the crusts have curled on the turkey sandwiches, someone suggests trotting off together as a family to the sales? Battling the crowds before you…