4 Top Tips for Making Your Dishwasher Last as Long as Possible

A dishwasher is not an essential household appliance, however, most homeowners who have one couldn’t think of going back to life without one. When it comes to keeping on top of your kitchen and household chores a dishwasher can make everything so much easier.

Instead of having to spend time standing in front of the kitchen sink scrubbing at your dishes, you can simply load up the dishwasher and let the appliance do the hard work. However, dishwashers certainly are not cheap, so if you have invested in one, you’ll want to make sure that it lasts as long as possible.

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So Your Child Wants To Go Vegan: What Now?

Now, you might think that you have your hands full with your children. You’re trying to make sure they always have enough to eat, always arrive at school and their sports groups at the right time, and that they’re on the right path to becoming productive, lovely members of society. It’s not easy! But what about when they begin – shudder – to think for themselves? This will disrupt the rhythm that you’ve set. At a certain age, your child may decide that they want to adopt a vegan lifestyle.

If so, how you will you react? Below, we take a look at some useful tips that’ll ensure everyone in your family can benefit.

 So Your Child Wants To Go Vegan: What Now?

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DIY – Time To Get Your Hands Dirty!

For a lot of people, the idea of being able to get down and dirty with some kind of DIY job is one of the most exciting things in the world. For others, it’s the source of some serious anxiety. After all, not everyone has the skills or the resources to start doing some serious DIY. Or do they? Well, the truth is that just about anyone can learn how to build and repair plenty of things around the house, it’s just a matter of getting stuck in and understanding what you’re doing. Of course, that’s a lot easier said than done.

With that in mind, here are just a few things that you can do to make any DIY job just that little bit less intimidating and finally start getting your hands dirty!

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Living Arrows 6/53 (2018)

You can catch up on last week’s post here : Living Arrows 5/53.

The idea behind Living Arrows is to celebrate childhood. It’s name is taken from a poem by Kahlil Gibran,

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

 

Each week seems to be getting here closer all the time! Here I am at 29 weeks pregnant and wondering how an earth am I going to cope with a newborn an active 2 year old in 10 weeks time! This past week we have had many more new words being added to the vocabulary list.  “Cake” being on of them and her surname “Bustin” Baby girl cannot quite say her first name yet but will pick up her pretend phone and have a conversation with her dad on it and say I’m …… Bustin, are you ok? yes, bye! It’s fascinating to watch her!

On Monday it was extremely cold outside, but that didn’t stop her coming up to me with her coat, hat on, wellies and her waterproof dungarees dragging me to the back door saying “out mumma”

So we spent half an hour outside in near freezing temperatures playing with her retro Little Tikes car. I say Retro as it was her cousins when they were small, so about 20 years old!

Living Arrows 6/53 (2018)

 

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Choosing a Wooden Playhouse for your Garden

A wooden playhouse is the dream birthday or Christmas present for many children. Despite being located just a few feet away from the house, the playhouse is a world of its own to your child. This is the place where they might spend hours daily daydreaming, organising imaginary parties with imaginary friends, or even to hide away after a stern lecture. In other words, a kids playhouse will be an important element of your child’s life. As such, it would be prudent to do plenty of research before committing to buy one – and we’d like to offer some help with your deliberations.

Choosing a wooden playhouse for your garden

Tips on buying a wooden playhouse

Wooden houses come in many sizes, shapes and theme. In order to buy the perfect house for your child or children, you have to first determine the theme that they like. A gingerbread shaped house? A Swiss cottage? A lodge? A castle tower? Show you children some images and gauge their reaction. After you’ve determined the theme, you can move on to the size. How old are you children? How big of a playhouse do they require? Do you need an activity or swing set attachment? Once you’ve established these criteria, you will be able to quickly filter out unsuitable options.

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Toy Review: Glam Goo

This past week I have been testing out the latest toy craze of Glam Goo. Yes you heard that right, using goo or slime if you wish to decorate accessories. I suppose it’s kind of a crafty thing but ending up with surprisingly cool items kids can wear or take around with them.

Glam Goo toy review

“Slime gets a sprinkle of glitter with Glam Goo customisable and wearable slime”

I had great fun with the two packs of Glam that was sent over to review. First up is the Glam Goo fantasy pack.

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