Articles by: Lindsay N.

Education, Family & Personal, Green, Lifestyle

Tiny details such as these  mini toadstools will bring your tray garden to life.

How to Make a Miniature Tray Garden

Children love miniature versions of the things which they encounter in their daily lives; if it’s tiny and they recognise it so much the better! Creating a miniature tray garden with your child or with a group of children is a great way to help them get creative and to […]

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Education, Family & Personal

Early friendship experiences help children to grow in confidence.

Helping your Child to Make Friends

Not all children make friends easily; some need extra help with socialising just as others need extra help with learning to read, learning to speak or counting. socialising is a skill which is learned slowly through trial and error and of course through example. That is not to say that […]

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Education, Family & Personal

Shy children need time to find their inner strengths.

How to Help a Shy Child

As parents we all worry about our children’s development. At times these concerns can seem overwhelming and most especially if our child does not seem to be developing as strongly in some areas as others. Comparing our children to others of the same age can be a painful and pointless exercise which […]

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Education, Family & Personal, General

Potato printing is pleasurable and children love the results.

Introducing Children to Arts and Crafts

The world of arts and crafts is important to the development of children of all ages and introducing your child to creativity in all shapes is an important gift which you can offer as a parent or carer. Young children are naturally predisposed to creativity; they are born with an innate ability […]

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Family & Personal

A bouquet made up entirely of daisy shaped brooches is both fun and stylish.

DIY Brooch Bouquet

Many brides-to-be hanker after the unusual; looking for ways in which to make their big day (and their big outfit!) stand out from the crowd. Accessories are one way in which a bride can make a real splash and choosing vintage or one off pieces will ensure that your finished look is […]

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Home Improvement, Lifestyle

Upcycled Wooden Pallets

Upcycled Wooden Pallets

Looking at the plethora of expensive pieces of wooden furniture and home decor items which are on the market at the moment it would be easy to think that you need to spend a fortune to get the designer look for your home. In fact this simply isn’t true; there […]

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General, Home Improvement, Lifestyle

How to Create Beautiful Hanging Baskets

How to Create Beautiful Hanging Baskets

Planting up hanging baskets is such a lovely way to relax and the best thing about it is that you end up with a gorgeous display of plants and flowers…if you do it right that is! Many non-gardeners look on with admiration and envy at stunning, lush displays hanging outside […]

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Education, Family & Personal, Health

Helping Children With Speech and Language Disorders

Helping Children With Speech and Language Disorders

Has your child been diagnosed with a speech delay? If so then you will be fully aware of the enormous stress which speech delays can cause. Not only is the child often in a frustrated state but his parents worry about their social and educational development pretty much all the […]

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Home Improvement, Lifestyle

Unusual Window Dressings

Unusual Window Dressings

Windows are often the focal point to a room, in this day and age where coal fires are not so popular, windows are a main feature in any room and there are a number of tips and tricks to help you make the most of yours. Ready made curtains are […]

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Home Improvement, Lifestyle, Travel

Refurbishing a Vintage Caravan

Refurbishing a Vintage Caravan

The credit crunch has had a positive effect on the UK’s camping industry in the shape of an explosion of newly minted camping enthusiasts. This of course has given rise to a further explosion in caravan fans, Caravans are not cheap to purchase and not cheap to hire when you’re […]

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