Blooming Marvelous Gardening Advice for Beginners

Now that the warmer weather is finally here, you will probably be wanting to get outside in your garden as much as possible. And you may even decide that this is your year to take up gardening! If you have never really tried it before, it is a very rewarding activity that many people also find very therapeutic. If you are a complete beginner, it can be very difficult to know where to start. This is where this blog comes in!

So, let’s take a look at some fantastic and simple gardening advice for first-timers.

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Top Tips on Planning a Surprise Birthday Party

The Summer sparks birthday season in our family, with no less than 5 birthdays coming up in the next couple of months. I have been trying to get ahead making plans for parties, presents and other arrangements, we have a 6th birthday and a 40th amongst them!

Top Tips on planning a surprise birthday party

What does a birthday party mean to you?

For me a birthday party is a chance to get family and friends together, to celebrate. Last year it was my mother-in-law’s 70th and we put on a little surprise afternoon tea party for her. Lots of cakes, sandwiches and picky bits, accompanied by strawberries, cream and scones. She was absolutely delighted!

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Furniture for your Home Office

The other day I passed on my top tips for setting up and decorating a home office, but I didn’t go into much detail on furniture for your office space. I believe having good quality furniture for your office space will make it look professional especially if you have clients come to your home. For me being a blogger it’s highly unlikely, but there are professions such as accountants and advisors who may need their customers to visit them.

Home Office Furniture Ideas

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Your Employees Are Important – Make Sure They Know It

Your employees are what keep your business going. This is something you probably already know, of course. They’re the ever-spinning cogs in your business machine. And just as you have to keep cogs oiled and maintained, you need to make sure employee satisfaction is maintained in order to get the most out of the people who work for you.

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Blog Beautiful With These Brilliant Resources

All of us bloggers want a beautiful blog that carefully reflects our personality, one of the best ways to tailor the look and design of your website is to be an expert in code so that you can carefully tweak its appearance. However, there is one downside to this – we don’t all have the time to learn everything about coding!

Thankfully, all is not lost, and you can still create a pretty blog.

blogging resources - use the following fantastic blogging brilliant resources and tools.

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Music Makes Your Kids Smart … Really Smart

Back in the nineteenth century, musical ability was seen as a sign of great intellect. Like mathematics and studying the classics, music was seen as one of the four essential skills that marked a true thinker apart from the general population. Over time, that view has changed, but science has discovered that there was a lot of wisdom in the attitudes of the nineteenth century. It turns out that learning to play a musical instrument really is good for your brain.

This is one of the reasons why it’s so important to encourage children to learn a musical instrument while they’re young. At that stage, their brain is still wiring itself up, making it the perfect time to get them interested in playing the drums, the flute, the piano or whatever else they might be interested in. Music is a universal language, like maths, and they’ll be able to use it in the future to connect with others and spread joy, no matter what their culture or background.

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Most scientists agree that music is beneficial for child development. They’ve discovered many brain benefits of music. Here is just a sample of what they’ve discovered and why music helps make kids very intelligent.

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