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Last Minute Father’s Day Planning

Last Minute Father’s Day Planning

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Father’s Day is often overlooked, but it’s an important holiday and a good opportunity to make someone aware of how much you appreciate them, which is always something we can do more. Even if you haven’t planned far in advance, you can still make this Father’s Day one to remember by thinking it through carefully. Many people get stuck thinking about all the potential options and have no idea how to plan, but you can follow just a few simple steps. 1) What makes your dad happy? Personal preference will of course dictate how you can make someone’s day enjoyable and special to them. Whatever your dad’s favourite activity might be, this will often form the basis of a great Father’s Day – you just need to take care of all the practical arrangements. 2) How can you fit your plans in? Hopeful
Cutting Summer Electricity Bills

Cutting Summer Electricity Bills

Finance, Seasonal
In the summer your home will become unpleasantly hot and the vast majority of us will immediately resort to turning the air conditioning or fans on for 8 hours a day. The electricity used up by cooling your home is obviously significant and the bill from your electricity supplier will be large too if you do not find a way to cut back on usage. This article considers how you can reduce your electricity, and thus your bills, in preparation for the summer. Create Isolation Points Cooling your entire home is a mammoth task and it is a move that will greatly increase your electricity bills. There is no need, however, to cool your entire property during the day if you will not be using all of it. For most people the vast majority of the home will be unused throughout the day, so payi...
Xmas Gift Giving Arrangements

Xmas Gift Giving Arrangements

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Gift-giving has become one of the most prominent Christmas traditions in the Western world. People around the globe exchange presents with family, friends, co-workers, colleagues and acquaintances once a year as part of the larger Christmas festivities. However enjoyable this process is for some people, it can be difficult to know when you should stop! Giving a gift to close friends makes sense, but areas such as the workplace can be substantially trickier. If you buy gifts for your boss, or for close co-workers, does this mean you need to buy something for everyone? Rather than leaving you to sort this out for yourself, we’ve put together a few suggestions as to how you might best be able to work through the sometimes tricky tradition of gift-giving. Secret Santa Also known as

Celebrating Christmas with a Baby

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When you have a baby, your outlook on the holiday season will totally change. There are things that you won’t do anymore, but there are also things you’ll do that you never considered before you had a child. You need to determine what events you want to attend, so that you don’t overwhelm yourself and make your holidays exhausting rather than enjoyable. For example, if you create gourmet Christmas baskets for friends, consider purchasing a set online this year. Buy Your Baby a Christmas Outfit There’s nothing cuter than dressing your child up in a special holiday outfit. This might be a formal dress or suit, or an elf or baby Santa costume. If your baby is really new, you may want to avoid the super-formal dresses and three-piece suits, since it will make it difficult to change diape

Unique Craft Ideas with Flowers

Home & Garden, Seasonal
Flowers have been used in craft and decoration for a long time. From pressed flowers to candles, there is something for all crafty people. Just remember to pick flowers that are appropriate to the task you plan to undertake and don’t be scared to experiment. Trial and error can pay big dividends in the end. Here are some crafty ideas to get you started. Dried flowers These are very popular because you can let your creativity run wild. Not only that, but dried flowers are easy to make and can then be used in many different ways. Flowers can be dried by hanging them upside down in a wardrobe or cupboard for 2 to 3 weeks until ready. They can then be used in bouquets, arrangements or almost anything else crafty that takes your fancy. Don’t be scared to mix and match different types and