Author: Lynne

What Do You Buy a Stationery addict?

 Stationery addict I remember at the start of every new term after the long summer holiday, the one thing that would make going back to school worthwhile was the thought of buying myself a brand new furry/shiny/fluorescent pencil case. (I think this makes me a stationery addict). And of course, it would need filling with pens, pencils, giant rubbers and highlighters in every colour possible. (Corrective fluid was also high on my wishlist, that is until it received a whole school ban. Oh, the smell and the mess!) Stationery envy in the classroom was a very real thing during my...

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What do you Buy Teenagers Who Love To Cook

Teenagers Who Love To Cook Cooking is cool again! With the extensive media coverage top chefs such as Jamie Oliver receive alongside the huge success of TV series like The Great British Bake Off, many teenagers are being inspired to put on a pinny and to find their own way around the kitchen. Saf and I have been lucky enough to support teenagers who love to cook at a secondary school. These students were passionate and talented cooks, many of who went on to take Food Technology at GCSE level. As someone who loves to eat, but who really does not...

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Sibling Love: 10 Observations About My Children’s Relationship With Each Other

  Sibling Love As a parent of two children, a girl and a boy, it was always my hope that they would, well, like each other! I was fully aware that there were no guarantees that the sibling bond they shared would automatically lead to sibling love. However, from the moment that my second baby was born, his older sister showed nothing but kindness and patience, a trait that she has continued to display in their relationship as they grow. Don’t get me wrong, however, there are plenty of other ‘traits’ that they display as brother and sister; irritability, anger...

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What Do You Buy A Lover Of Sleep?

No Sleep ’til Bedtime If you spend any amount of time with teenagers, you will be only too aware of just how important sleep is to them. They just don’t seem to be able to get enough of the stuff! It is National Bed Month this month, the perfect excuse for teens to stay under the duvet for just five minutes more! With this in mind, we thought we’d share some great sleep inspired gift ideas for the sleepyheads in your life. 1. Not a Morning Person Nightie The perfect sleepwear for anyone who finds getting up in the...

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Happiness is writing a list – confessions of a control freak

As a borderline control freak, I’m happiest when I’m organised Organising is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.” – A. A. Milne Ok, so I may not be an actual ‘control freak’ but I am at my happiest when I’m organised to within an inch of my life. I understand that this is not cool, interesting or sexy but I like the feeling of being in complete and utter control. I respond best to clear boundaries. I like a good set of rules and regulations to...

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