Saving Money with Nanny Sharing

Posted On Jun 28 2019 by

No matter what option you choose, childcare is expensive. When I discovered it would cost nearly £2,000 a month for childcare for my two children, then aged 6 months and 2 years, I decided it made more sense to quit my job, take care of my children, and work from home. Unfortunately, not all parents have that option. If you are exploring options for affordable childcare, one option that might make sense is nanny sharing. What Is Nanny Sharing? Two families agree to share the same nanny. This could either be that each family needs the nanny on a part-time …


Pink – The truth about love

Posted On Dec 22 2016 by

“The truth about love comes at 4am. You’re all f**ked up and you grab a pen…” This line from Pink’s new album ‘The Truth About Love’ is indicative of pink’s new attitude towards love, and how relationships work. Pink is a woman who has had an epiphany and her recent tour is all about spreading her findings.The beauty of an artist like Pink is that she has a huge arsenal of material, which she can delve into and emerge with some interesting points. Love, sex and relationships are common themes in her work and added to the material on her …


The Dad’s against Drug’s project

Posted On Dec 1 2016 by

In 2000, the Kirklands Area Neighbourhood Watch – Safe Community independently commissioned researchers to undertake a Participatory Appraisal Study within its community, to highlight issues pertinent to the local people and their well-being, and to try and get them more involved in the Neighbourhood Watch. A major shock finding of the survey was when the researchers who were undertaking the study within the community, found themselves directly approached by drug dealers. These shock findings led to a number of dads wishing to play for a football team to promote drug awareness to their children and the wider community. The Dads …


Bath-time is just as important as maths!

Posted On Aug 28 2016 by

Benefits of Bathtime The nightly routine of a warm, relaxing bath, followed by a cozy bedtime story can be one of the best investments that as a parent, you can make with your time.    We have always tried to have bathtime in our house in the evenings, even when the children were babies, as it helped to define the day from the night and set up a good marker for the end of play time and the start of (hopefully) a good night’s sleep. The advantages over the years have been that not only do our children know that …


The Ghost of Christmas Past

Posted On Aug 28 2016 by

For the majority of young people, inflation is the Ghost of Christmas Past. Inflation is something that one reads in history books, inflation is something that has always affected other people but never themselves. The onset of high oil prices and thus higher transportation costs has meant that the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the most respected measure of inflation because it takes into account spending in areas such as mortgages and council tax, is starting to jump. The latest figure from the Office of National Statistics reported that CPI had risen be some 0.6% to 3.3% in just one month …


Yoga for kids

Posted On Aug 28 2016 by

Tatty Bumpkin A bendy, giggly world for strong bodies and clever minds Tatty Bumpkin run fun, yoga-inspired classes to encourage movement and enhance development. The classes are held in private venues, nurseries, children’s centres and schools nationwide. Be Bendy Stretching their bodies through adapted yoga poses Be Giggly Have fun by following the adventures of Tatty Bumpkin and her amazing animal friends (as opposed to doing a list of exercises). Be Clever Learning across all areas of development, through a programme fully aligned to the Early Years Foundation Stage Be Strong Use their own body weight to naturally strengthen the …


LAMMA, mud and friendly faces

Posted On Aug 28 2016 by

As you’re probably aware earlier this week LAMMA, the UK’s largest farm machinery, equipment and agricultural services show took place at Peterborough. I’m sure many of you even attended the event, just thought I’d write a quick blog on the show. So on Wednesday I set off from home at around 9am, expecting a reasonably short journey to the show, everything was going really well, the A47 was pretty clear and was sailing into Peterborough, THEN… We hit traffic! It appeared that everyone and their dog decided to head to LAMMA at the same time, it eventually took me an …