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Seasons Greetings!

So the clocks have officially gone back and the wintery cold mornings are starting to creep up on us. But there are so many fun and festively fabulous things we can do over this wonderful period. Decorating a Christmas tree- something as simple as decorating a tree or trimming up the house is something everyone can be involved with, it boasts working together as a team. It’s individual to everybody as trees and decorations come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colours. You can even make your own decorations! Check out these DIY decoration pine cones & light bulbs Making Chris...
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Quick Recipe Ideas

Mini Santa strawberries 10 strawberries Whipped/ clotted cream Chocolate chips Cut the strawberry firstly at the bottom in order for them to be stood up right. Then chop the strawberry in two, making one end significantly smaller than the rest (to make the hat) fill the middle with either clotted or whipped cream or even ice cream. Syringe or spoon small blobs of cream to make the buttons on his coat and bobble on his hat. Chocolate chips are used for the eyes. Festive Pizzas Plain pizza base/ tortillas/ cheese and tomato pizza Various vegetables or other toppings ...
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Career Advice – Part 2

Being organised for an interview is essential as first impressions are crucial. Having a CV that looks professional is the first step to making that first impression count and stand out from the rest. There are many templates that can be found online to create a CV that has a good solid structure, and even some jobsites such as indeed have a template for free. It’s important to cover the basics and arrangement of the document. Here’s a few tips for keeping your CV up to scratch Preferably fit all content onto one page, a maximum of two – Potential employers will look through countless CVs...
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Career Advice

Going for an interview can be daunting and thinking about your appearance might be the last thing on your mind. We have a few handy tips for how to look the part without breaking the bank. Formal looking clothing doesn’t have to be expensive. High street stores such as Primark, George at Asda and Matalan sell a variety of work attire. Basic shirts and trousers start from as little as £4. It’s also worth having a look in charity shops as there are all sorts of bargains at a fraction of the high street prices. Make sure you look well- kept. If you are wearing a tie, make sure it is strai...
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Fun Activities

September can be a difficult time, the kids back at school and the weather is starting to worsen, but it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom; here are some fun ideas to make weekends even more exciting. Jump arenas – They are becoming more and more popular with adults as well as children. It’s a fun way to interact with the kids as well as doing a bit of gentle exercise. Keep an eye out for Groupon deals for your local Jump arena as there could be big savings. DIY pamper days- whether it’s with the kids, a partner or just having a laugh with friends; having a pamper day doesn’t have ...
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Quick Recipe Ideas

Low fat Crust-less Quiche – 2 eggs beaten 1 tub of cottage cheese Diced Ham (optional) Grated cheese Pour all ingredients into a flan dish. Top off with sliced tomatoes, evenly spread on top. Then bake for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown. Heavenly Chocolate Pud 1 Bar of galaxy Half a bar of galaxy caramel 2 mars bars 1 pot of double cream Place all ingredients into a pan over the hob until all the contents is fully melted. Pour into small containers and put in the fridge for approximately 6 hours or until semi-solid.  
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DIY Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, but this wonderful holiday doesn’t have to cost a lot. We have a few useful ideas to make Halloween 2017 extra special and inexpensive. Decorations: Simple things that are fun to make with the kids. These spooky ghost bunting are really easy to make by only using a long piece of string, old white sheets or cloth, tennis or polystyrene balls and a marker pen.   You can create these creepy looking bloody hands to put on windows or the front door to scare the neighbours. All you need is red food colouring and PVA glue. Carving or painting ...
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Money saving ideas

Eden Project Get 10% off when you book at least one day in advance online and a 'free' one-year pass when you choose to donate your entry fee to the Eden Trust when booking. So you’d pay £22.50 per adult, £12.60 per child and get entry to the Eden Project in Cornwall for a year Cereal Look for promotional packs of Kellogg's cereal and snacks, including Rice Krispies, Frosties, Crunchy Nut and Squares (£2ish-£4ish in supermarkets) to get a 'Grown-Ups Go Free' voucher for 32 Merlin theme parks and attractions. Effectively this is a 2for1 (or better) as you have to buy a full-price ch...
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Benefits of being outside

Getting outside is really good for us. Reports that being outdoors is good for: Making sure we get enough Vitamin D - important for growth and development Getting more exercise - we move more when we’re outside Being happy - more light outside means a lighter mood Better concentration - children with ADHD have better focus after spending time outside Improved healing - people who were exposed to natural sunlight reported lower levels of pain and healed faster. All that, plus being in the great outdoors is a whole load of fun! So it’s good that parents are constantly urging ...
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Microwave play dough recipe

Why not try and make your own play dough? Here is a simple microwave recipe. Just add different food colours and you'll have a variety of different doughs for hours of hands-on creative play   Ingredients food colouring 500ml (2 cups) water 60ml (1 tbsp) oil 1 cup table salt 1 tbsp cream of tartar 2 cups plain flour   Method Add the food colouring to the water before mixing. Mix all ingredients well in a large microwave-safe container that has a lid. The dough will cook in different microwaves to varying degrees, so you'll have to check it regu...
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