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  1. Want your dining room to be a warm and inviting environment for guests?  Dining room decor is a complex topic. There are many different aspects to consider when designing your dining room. There are several wrong moves that can result in a dining room décor disaster. Avoid these and stay tasteful.  In this article, we will be looking at the dos and don’ts of dining room decor.

  2. It is estimated that just over 418,000 individuals reside in care homes throughout the United Kingdom. While these settings are certainly beneficial in regard to physical needs, we must also remember that enrichment activities can vastly improve their quality of life.  The goal of these activities is to keep the residents active, engaged, and stimulated. With these activities, they are able to develop new skills and have fun at the same time!  It is important to have a well-rounded life, and this is equally true for care home residents.

  3. Buying and selling a house if you wish to move home is an expensive activity.  We moved house last year and the total moving costs were just shy of £20,000 for all the associated removals, estate agents and legal fees.  It’s a big decision to go through such a process, and a costly one!

    Unfortunately, many house sales and purchases fall through before completion which can leave you thousands of pounds out of pocket.  In fact, 30% of house sales fall through in total, so the likelihood is very real.

    To help ease this potential financial gamble, there is an insurance called Home Buyers Protection Insurance which can help you recoup some of the lost costs if a house purchase falls through.  In this article, we’ll explore together exactly what this insurance is and whether it’s worth the cost.

  4. If you’re interested in seeing more of the world, but don’t have the funds to simply quit your job and travel, then perhaps an opportunity to earn money in another country could be right for you.  There is a huge demand in non-English speaking countries for fluent and native English speaking foreigners to teach English abroad.  Read on to learn how you can become qualified in TEFL to combine travel with earning money.

  5. When a loved one passes away, grief can linger among those left behind for an indefinite time; it's not easy to say goodbye forever, even more so if you never had the chance. 

    Untimely death is understandably a massive shock to the system, which makes processing the loss even more of a heartbreaking challenge for the family and friends of the deceased. But even so, there are ways to cope with loss and ease the emotional struggle. 

    We've listed five effective ways to cope with the sudden loss of a loved one.

  6. If you’re wondering how to entertain a child on a long car ride then you are not alone.  Many parents are facing the same battle of finding travel activities for kids that prevent boredom and the dreaded “are we there yet?” and “I’m bored” coming from the backseats!  With families now planning more days out and holidays in the summer months that involve long car journeys, it’s vital the kids have plenty to keep them occupied so the parents can concentrate on the road and arrive safely at the destination.

  7. If you’re looking for eco-friendly gift ideas then eco-conscious website Global 1st is a great place to start.  They kindly sent me four of their amazing natural, handmade and green products so I could see for myself how wonderful they are.

    These gifts are perfect for Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, new home gifts, stocking fillers, treats for yourself and for many other occasions too.  Plus, they have shared a discount code with me so my readers can get 25% off purchases on the Global 1st website!

  8. I have just discovered another free money offer and I timed myself completing it.  The whole offer took me 9 minutes to complete and the free cash was instantly in my bank account.  This is the Bottlepay refer a friend offer and you can get £5 worth of free Bitcoin which you can exchange and withdraw to your bank account instantly.  Use Bottlepay referral code FGT99M8NO7 and we’ll both get £5.  Read on for the full instructions if needed.

  9. Refer a friend schemes are a great way to make extra cash at home for referring products and brands that you use and love. 

    In some cases a referral scheme will give you money off your next purchase, bill or subscription, but most of these will actually pay you cold hard cash when you recommend a friend who becomes a customer or who simply signs up to their platform!

    Sometimes the referral cash is only rewarded once your referred friend has spent a certain amount, so I’ll try and include this information below if I know it. 

    Be aware that these refer a friend offers do change sometimes, so always check the terms when you are referring a friend as the reward may have changed or the terms might change.  Most of these have been pretty steady for a while now though.

    Below I will share some of the best refer a friend schemes in the UK that I have personally tried, that you can join too.

    Last updated 14th May 2022.