What is High Blood Pressure?

It is estimated that nearly one billion people worldwide suffer from high blood pressure (also known as hypertension), but many of them won’t even realize it. So what is high blood pressure? Medically speaking, a patient can be diagnosed as having hypertension if their blood pressure reads 140 over 90 or higher over a period of time. Even if just one of those numbers is too high, they could also be diagnosed with hypertension. What are the symptoms? One of the dangerous aspects of hypertension is that there aren’t any symptoms. The only way for a patient to know for… [Read More]

Cute Wedding Ceremony Ideas Which Include Your Children

As the cost of weddings always seems to be rising, many couples are choosing to wait until later in their lives to get married. Of course, some of these couples will already have children, whether it is together or with a previous partner, and it is, therefore, essential that these children are involved in the ceremony. After all, getting married is all about declaring your love and commitment for one another and becoming a family – what better way to do that than by including the whole family in this most special of occasions? Sometimes, it can be difficult to… [Read More]

A day out at Dyffryn Gardens with the National Trust

Dyffryn Gardens in the Vale of Glamorgan is part of the National Trust. However, it’s not like your average National Trust place, but instead a work in progress. Over the years, it’s had many uses. From a family home to a training centre and now it belongs to the National Trusts. The Vale of Glamorgan Council have spent £1m on a new roof and stonework and a further £1.3m with grants from Heritage Lottery Fund and Cadw to reinstate five feature rooms. Today, we had the pleasure of visiting Dyffryn Gardens with our five year old twins. Before I go… [Read More]

Fun Ways to Liven up your Kitchen

On average, British people alone spend about three years in the kitchen throughout their lifetime. It’s understandable that people get a little sick of the same thing after knowing that. Whether you own a house or are just renting, there are little things you can do to change the feel and look of any room drastically. So how does this work for a kitchen? Trends vary from year to year and it can be impossible to keep up with, so by going your own way and include minor variances. Here are a few possible ideas.   Image From Flickr Use… [Read More]

How to Find the Perfect Wedding Venue

Your wedding day is a once in a life time experience – hopefully! So naturally, you’ll want the big day to be perfect, but perfect takes preparation, and no steps should be missed when it comes to the “I do’s”! Selecting your wedding venue is the first and biggest decision. This first choice, influences your vendors, budget, decor and even your wedding outfits! Your site will decide on a few factors, including how many people you’re inviting, your budget and your date. The most important thing about the place you get married is that it suits you and your needs!… [Read More]

Finding Finances Without The Debt

Money is a constant source of misery for a lot of people. At some point, everyone is in the same position; you need to get your hands on some money but aren’t sure how to get it. In a lot of cases, the most obvious option would be a loan. But, this doesn’t mean that it’s the best. Loans are good and bad for a number of different reasons, and some loans aren’t bad at all. Avoiding debt and finding another way to pay is usually the best recourse, though. To help you out with this, this post will be… [Read More]

Teaching children about road safety

One of my biggest fears as a parent is that my children get hurt. Whether that be from a fall, from another child, by accident or  from not knowing how to cross the road safely. That last one, is a biggie for me. I think it’s so important that we as parents teach our children how to cross the road safely from a young age. Our twin girls are five years old and they’re at the point now where I always make them look to see if it’s safe to cross the road before asking me to check that it’s… [Read More]

More Than A Hobby: Approach Blogging Like A Passion

Blogging is a way for anyone, anywhere in the world to share their deepest darkest, and mundane everyday-type of thoughts, with the rest of the world. It’s not quite like writing articles, or writing as if you are a journalist. It’s more so, sharing tips and tricks, or just your thoughts on a web page, for all of the world to see. It’s an incredibly fluid and open platform which allows you to help complete strangers improve their life and vice versa. It’s also a long term commitment if you want to be successful at it. You’ve got to learn… [Read More]

Don’t Shop Until You Drop with These Tips

Whether you find shopping fun or not, everyone has to do it. You need to buy food, new clothes, school supplies, and much more. Even if you don’t enjoy shopping, you can find yourself engaging in unhealthy shopping behaviours. If you feel like you spend too much, you need to change your shopping habits. Consider Other Options Before Brand New Purchases Does everything you buy need to be brand new? There are plenty of things you can get secondhand that could last a long time. And when it comes to kids’ things, like clothes, you might not even need them… [Read More]

Want to start running? Here are my top tips!

I quite often hear women who run say that they don't feel like they're 'proper runners'. This is something that I used to say myself, along with, 'I don't look like a runner.' What exactly should a runner look like anyway? I mean someone who runs is a runner regardless of their physique, the clothes they wear or how they run. Whether you run twice a week or less and cover a short distance that consists of walking and running, or whether you run three or more times a week and cover a longer distance, either way, you're a runner…. [Read More]