Next year we are buying a new house, so we need to increase the value of our current home ready for selling early next year. Our new house will be much more child friendly than the current one. Plus it will have a decent garden not a slope out the back which we have now.
One idea that we are going to do is to tidy up the garden and make it more people-friendly.
You can check out my Youtube video below if you want to see our current back garden/slope!
My Garden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ywwf6d3L9gg
I have been browsing the web on ideas how to increase the value of a home
Today we have a wonderful guest post from the author Dane Cobain. He tells us how authors can use video to engage with readers. It’s a great informative post and has given me a few ideas about vlogging.
Over to your Dane
Hi, folks! My name’s Dane Cobain and I’m an independent author from the United Kingdom. I’m here today to talk to you about how authors can use video to stay up-to-date with their readers, and perhaps even to sell a few books along the way.
Video is a fantastic tool to help to bring you to life in the eyes of your readers, and thanks to the proliferation of sites like YouTube and Vimeo, as well as the fact that Facebook is placing ever more importance on video content, you can be sure that there’s an audience out there just ready and waiting. In fact, I always upload videos to Facebook and YouTube simultaneously, these days, and I usually find that they perform best on Facebook.
So without further ado, here are five ways that you can use video to engage with your readers:
#1: Book trailers
If you’re a keen reader yourself then you’ve probably already seen a book trailer somewhere or another. There’s no real rule for creating a book trailer, but it’s a good idea to keep it to around a minute long and to use it to convey what your book is about, as well as a sense of feeling. That can be shared on Facebook and YouTube to help to promote your new releases.
#2: Live broadcasts
You can broadcast live on YouTube by holding a hangout on Google+, and Facebook recently launched its own live video functionality that enables you to broadcast live from your Facebook page. Writers have a great opportunity to use this in creative ways – for example, hosting live bedtime readings if they’re a children’s author, or hosting Q&As and other interactive sessions. Some writers have even combined Facebook Live with event pages to host online book launches.
As you all know I love cake. So it’s a great little treat being asked to review, oh and of course taste a couple of cupcakes from Caketoppers.
I was asked to send in an image for the caketoppers and so I chose my snazzy blog logo! You know from my previous post on designing a mobile phone cover that I like to personalise everything.
I was sent a classic sponge and a chocolate sponge cupcake. The chocolate sponge came in a gold foil case with a chocolate fondant icing on top then above that was the icing disc with my logo on. The classic sponge came in a silver foil case with white fondant icing and then the disc on top.
Over the past few years I have taken part in quite a few home learning courses. I always loved school and learning new things so when I left after taking my A-Levels, I was always on the look out to find something to do in my spare time.
I have completed various online courses with differernt online establishments in subjests such as Environemental Science, chemistry and business studies. I think they are a great way to improve yourself and gain qualifications at your own pace.
One of the best online home learning websites is with the ncc home learning. There are many different areas that ncc cover. The courses can be from the industry sector, career related or just interests. I love the fact that they do the courses at different levels as well catering for all.
Many people think of gardening as a hobby for older people. But it’s actually fun for all ages. If you have little ones, and you’re eager to get out and enjoy the garden, these tips will come in handy.
Designing a child-friendly garden
The best way to get the kids interested in gardening is to create a space, which inspires and intrigues them. Children are incredibly responsive to visual stimuli. Think about colours and make every part of the garden appealing to the eye. Use your imagination to encourage your children to have fun in the garden. Turn an old shed into a striped beach hut. Lay down some bark chippings and use logs as stepping-stones. Put up a rickety bridge or add a sunken sandbox. Put some goal posts on the lawn, or attach a basketball hoop to the side of the house. You want your garden to be a place the kids can play for hours with friends and family. Think about what they like to do, and encourage them to share their ideas with you.
Image credit https://www.flickr.com/photos/riversdale_estate/26192609813
Since becoming a mum 6 months ago I have been looking around at how to save money online. There are lots of Halfords Promo Codes on My Favourite Voucher Codes . Which have come in very handy lately, while looking for a new car seat for baby girl. She has finally outgrown her babycarseat now.
Car seats can be very expensive if you want a great quality one and safe for your child. Halfords sell a wide range of carseats and their very helpful sales advisors will make sure you find the correct one and will install it for you if you pop into one of their branches.