7 Top Tips on Preparing for a Job Interview

It can be very daunting, preparing for a job interview. You have already made a couple of large steps to get to this point. In fact you have made the biggest jump to change your job and then got accepted for an interview. You may have to have lots of answers prepared beforehand. Especially if they are questions on yourself. Sometimes I find those the hardest. Talking about yourself in the spotlight in front of people who have the power to decide your fate is one of the toughest things. But preparing is key.

Top tips on preparing for an interview

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Expiration dates around the house

It’s not just the contents of the fridge that needs a look at expiration dates. Did you know that a number of household items have recommended times to change them out? We have specialist designer of kitchens in Glasgow, DM Designs, give us virtual tour of a house, seeking out which items need replacing.

Expiration dates around the house

Cleaning up the kitchen

Item: Fridges & washing machines

How long before you should replace them: Between 15 and 30 years, depending on the manufacturer

Reasons why:

Washing machines and fridges have a long lifespan. Depending on the manufacturer that you’ve opted for, these essential items of your kitchen or utility room could remain effective for between 15 and 30 years after you first purchased it new.

But you will want to start shopping for a new washing machine or fridge at around the 15 year mark. This is because fridges and washing machines built today are known to use a lot less energy than models that were manufactured even 12 years ago.

So while you won’t need to switch your fridge regularly, if you have a water filter with your fridge, look to switch that twice a year. This is due to these filters collecting bacteria and building up mould over time.

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How to Survive on Little Sleep as a Mum of Two

I have been a mum of two for 8 weeks now. Baby girl has always been a good sleeper and now at 28 months old she will easily sleep 12 hours a night. I forgot what it was like to have broken sleep when baby dottie came along. Now I’m surviving on a couple of hours here and there. My mum did say the other day I was looking very tired around the eyes and I know that I’m feeling it as my skin is looking dull and flaky.

Survive on Little Sleep as a Mum of Two

When I had baby girl it was Winter and those long nights without sleep to used drag and drag in those first few weeks until she established a good sleep routine. Now being the Summer this time around there is not many hours of darkness and it does make you feel better when the sun comes up. Plus being up hearing the birds outside is wonderful.

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The Best Home Remedies to Get Rid of Wisdom Tooth Pain

Two weeks ago I had my wisdom tooth out. I have been in enormous pain since October, but as I was pregnant my dentist wouldn’t give me an x-ray to see what was causing the pain. I tried lots of home remedies to get rid of wisdom tooth pain.

The Best Home Remedies to Get Rid of Wisdom Tooth Pain

Wisdom teeth can be a real pain. Sometimes the pain is caused by the teeth erupting from the gums and moving into place. Sometimes wisdom teeth get impacted and this is due to the pressure the tooth is putting on the surrounding bone and tissues. Even if your wisdom teeth are coming in perfectly it can hurt or cause a tight jaw. Luckily there are a number of home remedies to help lessen your wisdom tooth pain.

 

Clove – A natural anesthetic, clove can help numb nerve pain. The best way to use clove to relieve your toothache is to get clove oil and put a couple drops on a cotton ball, then place the cotton ball on the wisdom tooth area. You will want to avoid getting the clove oil on your tongue or gums because it can sting.

clove

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Living Arrows 24/53 (2018)

Welcome back to our little weekly round-up of Living Arrows 24/53 (2018). I’m enjoying getting into the routine of sharing a little bit of our life and how my gorgeous 2 year old is growing away so fast along with the new baby!

You can catch up on my last post here before the baby arrived : Living Arrows 15/53.

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”

Living Arrows 24/53 (2018)

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A beginner’s guide to training a puppy

When you welcome a furry friend into the family, it’s important that you begin training them right away. However, if you’ve not owned a puppy before, you might not know where to start. Regardless of whether you plan to train your new pooch all by yourself or with the help of puppy classes, there are a few basics you’re going to need to know. For some helpful hints and tips on how to get your training underway, keep reading.

A beginner’s guide to training a puppy

Set out some ‘house rules’

Before you even bring your new puppy home, it’s a good idea to set out some ‘house rules’. For example, you might want to think about whether they will be allowed on the bed, sofa or other furniture, and consider if there are certain parts of the house that are off limits to your four-legged friend. Deciding on these rules from the get go should help you to put them into practice straightaway when your pup arrives.

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