How to reduce your Christmas waste

Christmas is a time of year when we all produce a great deal of waste. It’s the season of indulgence and a time for stuffing yourself silly with chocolates and turkey. However, it’s easy to create too much waste if we don’t think carefully about it. From too much food going to waste to endless piles of packaging, boxes and Christmas wrapping paper – here are some good ways to cut down and give the environment a little less to cope with after Christmas has finished. Image credit Plan Ahead…

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Don’t Send Cash in the Post – Try These Ideas Instead

When thinking about Christmas gifts, sometimes the best present for someone who has everything is cold hard cash. But it can be risky to send cash in the post, so consider some alternatives. From gift vouchers to bank transfers and cheques, there are many ways to offer a monetary gift without risking your money in the post. Image Credit Gift Vouchers A great alternative to cash is a gift card or gift voucher. You can find vouchers for the recipient’s favourite store which are valid for around two years. Giving…

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Managing Anxiety That Often Accompanies Diabetes

Studies show that individuals diagnosed with diabetes experience signs of anxiety more frequently than individuals who do not have diabetes. Anxiety in people with diabetes may be triggered by worry associated with: Monitoring blood glucose levels Managing weight Eating a well-rounded diet The possibility of developing short and/or long-term chronic health conditions associated with diabetes Symptoms of anxiety often include: Restlessness Insomnia Difficulty focusing or concentrating Lethargy Digestive issues, like constipation If you have been diagnosed with diabetes and have symptoms of anxiety, there are certain steps you can take…

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Questions to ask when visiting wedding venues

When you’re planning a wedding, it’s easy to become confused about what you’ve seen, done and agreed to. Without effective planning, you can soon feel swamped by the information and decisions you need to make. By the time you look around yet another venue, you might have forgotten precisely what it is you were seeking in the first place. Here are some questions you can ask to get you back on track: Is the venue big enough for your guest list and is your date available? These are undoubtedly the…

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Are plyscrapers the future of timber buildings?

A suburb in Brisbane known as Bowen Hills is the latest location for what is commonly known as plyscrapers. Image Credit The nine-storey office building is made almost entirely of wood, with many thousands of prefabricated wooden panels and beams held in place by a series of screws and bolts. Known as 25 King Street, the wooden high-rise building looks like any other steel or concrete building. Once up close, however, the chunky wooden frame becomes evident. Tall timber buildings known as plyscrapers are being constructed across both North America…

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It’s all about the amazing taste of authentic pasta dishes

Any trip to Italy or to an Italian Restaurant in Dublin isn’t complete without tasting some of the delicious pasta dishes that this country is renowned for. If you are looking for somewhere in Dublin to taste the delights of all things Italian, then it is worth taking a look at https://www.forno500.ie/. Even if you are someone who enjoys making pasta from scratch, there is something special about Italian pasta dishes. In Italy and Italian cuisine pasta comes in all shapes and sizes and whilst most have successfully made the…

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Why we love Gogglebox

It seems that people from all walks of life and generations love to watch a bit of Gogglebox. Some would argue that the TV show does nothing for culture and watching other people watching TV is just pure brainless nonsense. However, they shouldn’t be too quick to judge. It has now been running successfully for several years, gone through multiple series and it seems as popular as ever. People of all persuasions can enjoy the show and we’re now very familiar with the format. Around a dozen families, friends or…

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A clean and clutter free environment is great for your business

Each year statistics are released looking into the number of people who have taken time off work sick each year along with the number of people who are happy in their jobs and the retention rates of some of the countries biggest employers. Catching a cold is one of the inevitabilities of life and we can everything we can to help boost our immune systems to be able to cope with being attacked by unwanted viral invaders. Each year supermarkets and other stores sell thousands of packets of vitamins especially…

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Memories of the evenings spent in the country pub

I have many fond memories of sitting in the car park or garden area of a country pub whilst my dad went inside to buy himself a pint and I was always have an orange squash and a packet of salt and vinegar crisps. Now the orange squash was no where near the quality of the Post Mix Juices provided by https://empireuk.com/post-mix-products/post-mix-juices/ to  pubs and restaurants nowadays and the bar staff could never seem to get the mixture quite right. It either tasted like water or burnt off my taste…

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What is a C+E licence?

What kind of job pays £30,000 for someone freshly qualified? If you are thinking about a new career, haulage is worth a long hard look. There is a shortage of good drivers at the moment and with Brexit looming, the demand and pay rate will surely increase. Image Credit Being properly trained and having the right insurance is vital. Here we take a brief look at licence categories, as well as training and insurance. Licence categories Typically, car drivers will have a Cat B licence. As well as driving your…

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