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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Neighbours - are yours friends?

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I have moved house a fair few times over the years due to previously renting and also at university when I moved every year! Sometimes neighbours have become friends and other times I have not even known their names. In my grandparents era everyone knew who lived next door to them I do wonder if this is a sign of the times with so many people leading busy lives and driving so rarely even seeing their neighbours? What are your thoughts?

Monday, 22 May 2017

Thrive Feel Stress Free App for Smartphones - A Review

We all experience stress at some point in our lives whether that be a more long term depression or a shorter term problem like worrying about money before pay day. In the long term stress can sometimes need input from a doctor, counsellor, psychiatrist or psychologist however this is not for everyone. There are many apps out there designed for smartphones to help alleviate stress so when I was asked to try out and review the Thrive Feel Stress Free app I was keen to see whether it really does help or if it just preys on vulnerable people.

Guest Post - Coffee Me Up by Latte Lindsay

The name’s Lindsay, Latte Lindsay. I’ll have a coffee, black like my soul…..
When your screen name is after your favourite beverage, people have expectations. Sadly, for some people, they fall short of their name. But not me! I love coffee in every form and these are my top tips for getting your caffeine fix.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

General Election 2017 - Use your vote!

I am voting....are you? Read on to see why I think it is important to vote for whoever it is you believe should rule this country.

Bereavement Leave - The reality and how you can help

I appreciate this isn't like the subjects I usually post about but it is something I think is an extremely important topic and one that I am sure you as readers will agree is in need of a big overhaul. Both the Labour party and the Conservative party have mentioned statutory bereavement leave in their manifestos but we will see what that entails as time progresses I guess. A campaigner Lucy Herd from Jacks Rainbow came to my attention recently for her continual work on this important issue following the death of her son Jack. For anyone who doesn't know what is and isn't available please do read on.

A Coffee Break with Vanessa from Olivia's New Life

This week for the coffee break series I am chatting to the lovely Vanessa who has a blog with a huge difference, it is a fictional blog so almost like reading a book chapter by chapter as they become available! I think it makes for such good reading and I was sure you readers would love it too so had to share!

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Starting a Blog - how easy is it?

Since I started my blog I have had quite a few friends ask me about my blog and how easy it is to start one! I am by no means an expert but thought I would share my experiences as I know there are possibly other friends who want to know but haven't asked too!