Melt-proof your Make-up Posted On 29 July 2021

How to beat the July heat   Heat and humidity aren’t your best friends when it comes to creating a flawless make-up look. Panda eyes from mascara tracks making their way slowly down your cheeks, oily skin where your foundation has become smudged and is now offering a patchwork effect rather than coverage. Combine this …

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Having Fun from Home this Summer Posted On 28 July 2021

As we approach another British Summer, attention will inevitably turn to occupying the kids throughout the school holidays   We know how hard it can be to continue to entertain them, so take a look at our list of recommended activities to get them excited, without having to leave your home.   Get Creative If …

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DIY or better yet DIT (Do it together) Posted On 27 July 2021

Projects your Kids can help with   Completing a task together is a great chance to bond with your kids and the sense of accomplishment you will both feel when you have created something together is unbeatable. Getting kids involved with small scale DIY, or the newly named DIT, projects will build up a bank …

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A Decluttered Home leads to a decluttered Mind Posted On 26 July 2021

Easy Decluttering Tips   Clutter can easily build-up. The unopened post by the front door. The shoes which seem to be littered in every room of the house. The items you use all the time which never seem to find a home. Living in a space which seems ‘full’ or ‘busy’ means it can be …

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Reigate Priory breaks 12-year silence to lift Twenty20 trophy once more Posted On 23 July 2021

2009 was the year which last saw the team become champions of the Twenty20 Championship   Surrey last won the Twenty20 Championship in 2009, 12 years ago, and Reigate Priory chairman, John Bramhall, has said, “it’s a big thing for the club and with a lot of youngsters in the side it shows so much …

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Summer Days, Drifting Away… Posted On 23 July 2021

Stop them in their tracks and make the most of the longer daylight hours   Summertime means our days seem longer. We are blessed with more sunlight. This means more serotonin (a key hormone in stabilising our moods and making us feel happy) and less melatonin (a hormone which signals our bodies to go to …

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‘Green’ Garden Furniture Posted On 22 July 2021

Choosing Sustainable Garden Furniture   Gorgeous garden furniture is on the ‘to-buy’ list of many this summer. Choosing sustainable furniture allows you to purchase the perfect outdoor set guilt-free. Material selection is key. Your furniture needs to be durable, non-toxic and able to withstand both high and low temperatures. Wood is one of the best …

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Family Fun Posted On 21 July 2021

Without breaking the bank   The summer holidays are rapidly approaching signalling seemingly endless hours in which our kids need to be entertained, educated and engaged. Panic! This is sure to be expensive right? Wrong! The most important thing you can give your children is your time and attention. There are plenty of ways you …

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There’s No Excuse to be Board Posted On 20 July 2021

Re-discover Forgotten Board Games   Have you heard of Chaturanga? No? How about chess? Chaturanga is the original name for the now infamous board game: chess. Invented in India in the fifth century, chess is one of the oldest games that is still popular today with over 605 million adults across the globe regularly indulging …

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Bon Appetit! Posted On 19 July 2021

Starter, Main and Dessert all prepared by the kids – what could possibly go wrong?   Teaching your children to cook can be a slightly daunting experience. Letting them loose with knives and hot ovens seems a recipe set for disaster so why bother? The time invested in teaching your children to cook is definitely …

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The Lost Art of Communication Posted On 16 July 2021

Less of the emojis, more of the real-world interaction   Saturday 17th July may mark World Emoji Day 2021 but this year challenge yourself to rely less upon communication via emoji and reconnect with family and friends in real life. Over the past year or so, communicating through screens has become more the norm than …

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