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 …


Deforestation of the Amazon rain forest

Posted On Dec 24 2016 by

It is widely recognised that, whilst ground based data is needed to get a full picture, remote sensing from space is the best, and perhaps only credible, solution for monitoring the whole of worlds rainforests, and that radar satellites are the most efficient in doing so. This is unsurprising as in most rainforests it rains much of the time, and so for most of the time there is more than 80% cloud-cover. Most satellites only spend a handful or two of minutes operating over the rainforests in any one orbit. With some orbits over ocean rather than forest, and with …


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 …