• General,  Tips

    Why Gardening is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

    I am writing this post this evening in response to a question asked of me a few weeks ago by my good blogging friend, Mona, at http://www.waywardsparkles.com. I wrote a post recently about the condition of ‘Bruxism’, which is an over-the-top grinding of ones teeth predominately during the evening when you are fast asleep in your comfortable bed, dead to the world, and completely unaware of the damage you are doing to your mouth and gums. It has been blamed on stress and anxiety, which is why I get it, amongst other things. Mona, of ‘wayward sparkles’ asked me in her comment under the post in question, of ways I help…

  • Tips,  Words

    Writing a CV

    I’ve written many CV’s over the years and tweaked ones to suit different jobs. I remember in the past being at a loss on how to write a CV and what to include, and have consulted friends and looked for information regarding this. People want to make a good impression and you can pay someone to write one for you but there’s really no need. A good CV is precise, simply laid out and should provide only a page at most of your personal information and experience. 1.. Type the CV on a word processor and print on good quality paper. Try not to use too many font types and…

  • Eatables,  Tips

    Weight Watchers Low Point Treats

    I don’t follow diets as such. It’s not that I think they don’t work, I know the weight watchers diet plan is effective and also the Slimming world one. I can’t follow them to the book though because the rigidity of it and the point counting gets me down. I do know, by being on the Weight Watchers diet in the past, that it used to provide me with about 30 pro-points a day. Using this information as a flexible guide, and having the knowledge of the pointage of quite a few products, I can basically calculate on average the amount I need for a day, without going over. My…

  • Tips

    Pretty Waves for your Hair

    I have a really great technique here for creating pretty waves for your hair. I have long hair, but even so, using a pair of hair straighteners and 10 minutes of your patience will give you lovely waves that will last for hours. If you use a little hair moose and run this through your hair, to begin with, you’ll have a style that will remain intact for much of the day. I use a small amount of hairspray, but you don’t have to, the wave will last for quite a while.   Firstly, put your straighteners onto their highest heat setting, and divide your hair into sections. If you…

  • Tips

    Hay Fever Help

    This is just a short post tonight. I have suffered awfully this week with hayfever for the second time in my life. My eyes have been hit the worst with puffiness, redness, swollenness, wateriness and itchiness. It’s just been a complete pain in the arseness!! It’s honestly felt like a bad bout of conjunctivitis. I’ve had to wear sunglasses when I go out in the sunlight because the brightness really hurts. I’ve not even driven my car for the last two days because the strain of concentration makes them stream with tears, and talking to my neighbour outside was just too much, I was having to squint to look at her.…

  • Tips

    30 Blog Post Ideas

    Are you new to blogging? At first, you no doubt had ideas galore to write great articles about. If you have the most interesting life on the planet, your ideas will flow from one day to the next, without let-up, and you’ll be posting near enough everyday! Unfortunately, the majority of us, haven’t got interesting lives and we will hit the brick wall that is called the dreaded ‘Writer’s Block’. It’s frustrating as you struggle to come up with an original idea. You may look at other blogs for inspiration and try to adapt a subject around your own niche. Here are some ideas for blog posts if you’re in…