An Introduction to Organic Dairy with Arla | AD

I admit, I’ve always been the last person to buy organic. When I started being in control of my own food shop I didn’t have the money to be fussy – I just picked the cheapest option. Then as our finances got better but we became time poor instead – with two children, work and a home – I’d generally choose products there were on offer or good value, making quick decisions…

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Back to School with Letts – and Win! | AD

Now that the children are both at school we are doing all we can to aid their learning at home too. We read with them as much as possible and I know when they have exams to prepare for they’ll be using Letts revision books just like I used when I was a child. Letts have such a wide range of books to support learning from age three until the…

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Our Annual Family Visit to the Opticians | AD

Everyone is focusing on back to school this week – us included. Little Man had his first day at school on Wednesday and LP went into Year 2. But, now that they’re back at school our September routine starts. Ever since I was a child I’ve gone to the opticians in September. It’s one of those routines where the start of the school year marks another eye test for me…

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Working on Improving a Child’s Handwriting | AD

LP has been at school now for over two years and in that time she has gone from not even being able to hold a pen and not knowing the alphabet to being able to read and write. Writing is such a core part of day to day life and one I often forget that I had to learn at one point. But now LP needs to focus on improving…

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Nominate Your Local Hero to have a Pork Farms Pop …

We all have people that we love to shout about – those that go above and beyond. There are the people on the school PTA who make sure each and every school event is a huge success, raising money for much needed school equipment. There are the people are work who are always there, who you can rely on to do anything that is needed of them and who have…

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What do you Wear to Work? | AD

Before I gave up my day job back in November last year I wore a uniform to work. It was a suit with different tops and a choice of skirts, trousers or dresses to make sure there was something that suited everyone all in the same colour theme. When I left that job to blog full time I was quite excited about not wearing a uniform anymore, being able to…

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How Much do your Children’s Hobbies Cost? | AD

As a child I didn’t really have hobbies. I read a lot, rode my bike and enjoyed inline skating. I didn’t go to clubs, have any weekend activities or have any lessons after school. I think as a child I didn’t really cost my parents much aside from in food, clothing and our annual camping trip. But Aspire Money asked 2,000 parents across the country about their children’s hobbies and how…

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