7 Inspirational Quotes For Life

7 Inspirational Quotes For Life

***This post may contain affiliate links *** As I’ve got older I’ve looked more towards other people and how they have conducted their own lives in order to achieve personal success and happiness.  Life is definitely a journey and some people ‘do it’ better than others so it makes sense that we should try and…

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The Best Gift For a Child

The best gift for a child

The Best Gift For a Child – Firstly let me tell you what I think it is not In this day and age, it is virtually impossible to go into a child’s home and not bear witness to a technological overload of handheld devices in varying shapes and sizes.  It saddens me to see that…

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How do I write a wedding speech?

How do I write a wedding speech?

How do I write a wedding speech? Everybody’s wedding, be it a traditional or civil ceremony and whatever the gender of the parties is a personal, unique and special experience.  Creating a memory of that one, single day is essential. Memories can be bad as well as good so prepare your ingredients well! I particularly…

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Bespoke Poetry – Bespoke By Rachel

Bespoke Poetry - Bespoke By Rachel

The power of the written word has been incredibly important to me over the years for many different reasons. I have used bespoke poetry to make people laugh, to help people through their grief, to surprise and bring happiness.  Rather than giving someone a ‘thing’ that anyone can buy, I have given a piece of…

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How Can I Get My Child to Write Creatively?

How Do I Get My Child To Write Creatively?

***This post may contain affiliate links*** How Can I Get My Child to Write Creatively? =  They Must READ!!! As a private tutor, I’ve found that the creative writing aspect of the 11+ strikes dread into even the most confident of children. However, preparation in the run up to the 11+ exam is key and…

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How Can I Make 11+ Preparation Fun?

*** This post may contain affiliate links *** How Can I Make 11+ Preparation Fun? = Know The Basics It is vital that your child knows key, basic facts and what I refer to as ‘basic foundation knowledge’.  The 11+ mathematics’ paper [barring a few exceptions] won’t tell your child how many metres are in…

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7 Health Benefits of Turmeric

7 Health Benefits of Turmeric

***This post may contain affiliate links*** I have written quite a lot about my battle with knee pain and the struggle I have encountered to find suitable exercises.  As I’ve got older, I’ve found that the exercises I used to find effortless are actually quite difficult.  This has been incredibly frustrating but I have been…

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How Do I Get My Child To Read?

How Do I Get My Child To Read?

*** This post may contain affiliate links *** We live in an age of technological overload where children are constantly juggling phones, I-pads, laptops, computers and X-Box or whatever it’s called!  Added on top of that, we have hundreds of television channels competing for our attention as well. In a nutshell, today’s children have far…

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My best allergy tips

My Best Allergy Tips

***This post may contain affiliate links*** Yes, it’s that time of year again when the pollens are out in force and the sneezing starts. I seem to do nothing but sneeze at the moment which is annoying at best and very inconvenient at worst.  My nose has literally been burning for the past few days…

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The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

*** This post may contain affiliate links *** The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle – Why I got it I think like so many people I had got into the habit of thinking too much about the past and worrying about the future. The older we get, the more ‘baggage’, memories, mistakes and history…

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