The Eforea Spa At The Hilton Ageas Bowl

If you have followed me for a while you will know I love a good spa day. If I am looking for a rare day to just relax and unwind (child free) a spa is always my first thought. Not too long ago I was invited to try out the Eforea Spa at the Hilton Ageas Bowl in Southampton, it’s not too far from me so as you can imagine I was there like a shot! We started off with a dip in the spa, the spa was much bigger and well equipped than many Hiltons I have stayed in…

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Finding Your Confidence Again: What To Do After Injury

An injury of any kind, whether it’s sustained during your job role,while commuting from work, or while you are enjoying a bicycle ride, can be at best, damaging, at worst, life-changing. After all, injuries occur most commonly after an accident, and an accidentis certainlynot something anyone plans! It means that while you need to recover from whatever injuryyou’ve picked up, you also need to cope with the shock and anger after the event. For some, it can cause themto lose confidence and self-esteem, makingthemreduce or even eliminate hobbies and past times which they once found comfort in, such as the…

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How To Take The Pressure Off When Your Child Has An Injury

Being a parent can be stressful: you have so much to juggle and balance, so many people’s wellness to look after, meals to prepare and little lives to nurture. You’d certainly be forgiven for feeling the pressure of parenthood from time to time.  Yet, when the worst happens — when your little one becomes sick or sustains an injury — it’s like everything becomes ten times harder. If you become worried, this can change the atmosphere in the home, and suddenly what did feel under control no longer feels manageable. If you’re currently in the midst of an illness or…

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My tips for saving money as a single mum

Kids are expensive! There is no way to beat around the bush or sugar coat it – these little people come a lot of money. Since becoming a single mum over 3 years ago I have become sole responsible for providing for these girls of mine day to day. It’s been up and down along the way money wise to say the least. I was so used to someone else sorting out the bills etc when I had to look after it all it was a little chaotic! I know there are so many others in a similar position to…

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Easy Tricks for Keeping Your House Cool this Summer

We are being promised a long, hot summer. Whilst we revel in heat and sunshine most of the time, at night or after a few weeks of heat, we can be itching for a breath of fresh, cool air. Rattan Direct take a look at great ideas for keeping your home cool this summer! #1 Keep your blinds closed or curtains drawn It’s a simple tip but you can reduce 30% of the heat pouring into a room from the blazing sun by keeping your blinds or curtains closed, especially at the hottest part of the day. Great for south-facing…

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