A Minor Injury Can Knock You Down. Here’s How You Get Back Up Again

** In collaboration**  Every now and then  something comes along to remind us that we’re not as young as we used to be. It can be when we make a cultural reference that falls on the deaf ears of a co-worker. It can be our relative exhaustion after completing physical feats that we would have accomplished without breaking a sweat 10 years ago. Or it can be the way in which we feel so utterly debilitated after an injury like a trip, slip or fall. When we’re growing up we seem to take tumbles on a daily basis. We fall off our bikes, tumble down stairs, get into playground scuffles and seem to shrug it all off with the aplomb of a Hollywood stunt performer. Nonetheless, when we get older, our injuries can become more severe than the kind that we encounter as kids… And they can take a much heavier toll. They can cause us to lose time at work (and potentially lose income as well). They can disrupt our healthy lifestyle and make us less active than we are used to being. They can make us unable to do the essential duties around the house that keep the home clean and serene… And they can rob us of our sense of self-worth. Here are some steps that will help you to completely and comprehensively recover from your injuries… Get up and get moving as soon as you can, […]

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Beyond Brushing & Flossing: the Oral Health Routine That Works

** In collaboration **  If you’re lucky, then just having one set of teeth is all that you’ll get. So it is very important that you take care of the teeth that you do have in the best way possible. Teeth can be painful and expensive to repair, so taking care of them each day, just like you do with things like your hair, skin, and general health, is the best way to make sure that they stay in good condition (and hopefully, anything extreme or disastrous happens to them). Not only are your teeth important to look after, but your gums are too. Oral health in all forms is important, but it does have a knock-on impact on your general health too. Oral health is closely related to heart health, so that is another reason why taking care is one of the best things to be doing. You are likely to be someone that is brushing their teeth each day; this is something that we all get taught from being children. But what about some other ways to look after your teeth? You can be doing more than brushing twice a day. Here are some tips and reminders to make sure that your oral health is as good as possible. Fluoride Toothpaste Fluoride is something that helps to harden teeth and helps to protect the enamel of your teeth. It also helps to reduce the risk of decay with […]

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Ways to Improve the Kerb Appeal of Your Home

** In Collaboration**  Is your home lacking that extra something when it comes to how it looks from the outside? Many people are unhappy with their home’s kerb appeal, but there are plenty of ways to revamp it and make it look fresh and appealing. It’s all about improving those initial impressions and making your home look as presentable as it can. Here are some ideas that you should make use of if you want to boost your home’s kerb appeal. Get Creative with the Number First of all, you should think about the number that’s on the front of your door. This is the thing that helps people identify your home as yours, so you want it to stand out and grab people’s attention right away if possible. There are plenty of ways in which you can get creative. You could find two mismatched number fonts and combine them to create an interesting style. The options are limitless. Install New Lighting Having good lighting outside of your home really is essential. You want your home to be visible day and night, especially if you’re putting hard work into making it look great. So think about installing new lighting as soon as you can. These outdoor lights can be attached to the home or you can opt for freestanding lights along the path and outside the front door. Revitalise Your Windows and Window Frames Old and damaged window frames can […]

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House details #7

It has been almost three months since my last ‘house update‘ blog post so I thought it was time for a new one. The bar has had a few new additions, and was also used for a party for the first time a few weeks ago! Some more plants have been added including some chilli plants which I just potted […]

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