Category Archives: Personal

11 May

10 great Netflix films for lockdown

If the monotony of lockdown is setting in, there’s no better way to switch off than by retreating into the world of a good film. Here are ten great movies you can watch on Netflix to keep boredom at bay. 1. The Post (12A) Set in 1971, The Post centres on The Washington Post’s attempts

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07 May

Create your own Coronavirus Time Capsule

We think it’s fair to say that this time of COVID-19 has been like no other. A world in lockdown, and its effects on schools, communities, key workers… well just about everybody, have been huge. We’ve heard the word ‘unprecedented’ too many times to count, and many of us are dreaming of the time when

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01 May

VE Day 75th Anniversary – how you can celebrate during lockdown

Plenty of celebrations and events have been cancelled due to Coronavirus, with many of our collective plans for the summer currently on hold. Whilst street parties and gatherings to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of (Victory in Europe) VE Day have by necessity been stopped, we’ve pulled together some ideas so that you can commemorate and

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29 Apr

May gardening jobs to keep you busy in lockdown

With the country in lockdown and social lives on hold, many of us are turning to our gardens for some much-needed fresh air and an enjoyable project to work on while we’re furloughed or otherwise in need of things to do. Added to this, there have been numerous reports on how gardening can help reduce

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29 Apr

What Netflix shows to watch during Lockdown

Need a little escapism? Been furloughed and need to fill your day with something other than your daily exercise and cleaning? Or simply a lover of the boxset? Whatever your reason for sitting down and binge watching the latest Netflix Original, check out some of the popular TV shows to watch right now. The Crown

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03 Apr

Easter activities for the whole family

With the prospect of spending Easter in lockdown, and getting to the shops now a little more challenging than usual, now’s a good time to start planning some fun Easter activities to do with children at home this year. Today we’re sharing some fun ideas to entertain them and give Easter more of a sense

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31 Mar

Your wellbeing

During this time of lockdown and social distancing, with the vast majority of people at home, it’s never been more important to look after your mental wellbeing as well as you’re health. For some people, being at home during the day will be normal, particularly for those that are retired or looking after children. However,

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24 Mar

Keeping children entertained at home

Following the ever-changing developments with Coronavirus and the Government’s latest announcement about staying home, a lot of parents may be wondering how to keep their children busy, particularly if you need to continue working from home. So we’ve created a list of activities to keep your little ones entertained and occupied during this time.  Educational

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20 Mar

Top tips to work well from home

For many people, working from home is part of their working life, but for others, it will be the first time they’ve needed to do it. So we’ve pulled together our top tips on how to be efficient and maintain your wellbeing, without feeling too isolated. Having the right kit Hopefully if you’re working from

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19 Mar

Raising the community spirit

With communities up and down the UK looking at ways to keep positive, we spotted one idea being shared on Facebook (see below). Local residents have been encouraged to paint or draw a rainbow and put in in their window. Those who are following the Government’s latest advice and getting out for their once daily

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