Surviving building work and no bathroom…

If you’re wondering why I’ve been a little quiet for a few days, it’s because we’re having some more building work done. Yes, I’m sure it will all be lovely when it’s finished, as everyone seems to say, but meanwhile it’s been going on for nearly a fortnight and we’ve had no bathroom for over […]

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Rest and Relax Week: Day 5

It’s the last day of our Rest and Relax Week, and today is all about the old saying that a change is as good as a rest. Making a few changes here and there has been shown to make us happier, and there’s even a theory called the ‘hedonic treadmill’ that suggests we need to […]

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Rest and Relax Week: Day 4

We’re already on Day Four of our Rest and Relax Week, and today is all about thrifty ways to reduce irritations in our everyday lives. We often put up with lots of minor things that get in the way, make us uncomfortable or generally annoy us, and while it’s good to ‘not sweat the small […]

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Rest and Relax Week: Day 3

It’s Day Three of our Rest and Relax week, and today it’s time for some music therapy. The activity for the day is to make a relaxing music playlist to help you wind down at night or recover from a stressful day. Nothing soothes us or hits the spot quite as well as some beautifully-chosen […]

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Rest and Relax Week: Day 2

Day Two of our ‘rest and relax’ week is all about getting a better night’s sleep, which follows on from yesterday’s bedroom tidying. Most of the things that can help you to sleep better are completely free too, so this one could be very thrifty as well as being energising and life enhancing… There are […]

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Rest and Relax Week: Day 1 and schedule

We are now at the start of our fourth and final week of the September Jump Start challenge, and the theme of this week is ‘Not on a school night’! It’s all about getting plenty of rest and relaxation, and hopefully being more bright eyed and bushy tailed in the mornings during the working week. […]

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