Author: Cheshire Claire

Random Acts Of Kindness With Oxfam

Oxfam have a new campaign all about random acts of kindness. It is all about unexpected and unconditional moments of kindness and how a little kindness can make a huge difference. Should anyone needed a reason to be kind there’s every reason why. Being kind, helping others and making others feel good about themselves, will make you feel great about yourself too. Everyone has a great day. What is not to love? Acts of kindness can be things that you do in your own life and also your online life. Whether it is buying an extra item and popping...

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A Gift For Y.O.U (or a friend) That Helps People In Need This Christmas

Give the gift of Y.O.U underwear this Christmas and you can help women and children in Africa who don’t have the luxury of clean underwear every day.  What a lovely idea – give a gift that does some good this Christmas. The range includes men’s trunks and bikinis, boy shorts, thongs and bralettes for women, all of which are ethically made from super soft 100% organic, Fairtrade certified cotton that is breathable, long lasting and kind to skin. Y.O.U stands for Your Own Underwear, and a proportion of every purchase goes directly to help support poor communities in Africa via Smalls for All, a Scottish...

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Get Ready For Christmas For Less With Wilko

When do you put your Christmas decorations up? It’s a hot topic right now. I tend to get mine down from the loft mid November and start putting bits and pieces out from the end of November. The tree doesn’t happen until at least the second weekend of December. We go for a real tree and anything much before 14th December doesn’t make it to New Year in my experience. I was set a little challenge to indulge my festive decor whims at Wilko who have just opened a new store near me in Stockport at the Peel Centre....

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READY CAMP | BEST HOLIDAY RENTAL FOR FAMILIES

I hadn’t heard of Ready Camp when news of their Family Traveller Award dropped in my inbox. The Camping and Caravanning Club have a glamping offering across the UK, who knew? Well now I do and you do too – you’re welcome! Ready Camp, the official glamping network of The Camping and Caravanning Club, has won a prestigious award at the Family Traveller Awards 2017. The glamping provider won the award for ‘Best holiday rental for families’ at this year’s ceremony, fending off competition from other big name brands in the travel and tourism sector, including AirBnB, Forest Holidays...

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Home vs. Office: Work Is Work

I have worked in marketing for over 20 years. Before I had my kids I was office based. Usually my company office, sometimes my clients. I didn’t return to work after having my first baby choosing to go self employed and I began freelancing in 2007. I worked pretty much exclusively from home for the first five years. Whilst my kids were young I would deliver my work between pre-school sessions and grand-parent childcare. I would “power work” during nap times and work late into the evenings after putting the kids to bed often until after midnight. With pressing...

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