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The Fairies Have Gone Away

The Fairies Have Gone Away

Dear Children

Bad News, The Fairies Have Gone Away!

Due to a recent feasibility and time and motion study by the management of the household and a series of rather fraught negotiations with the head of the fairy kingdom a number of our household fairies that have lived with us for many years will no longer be with us from today.

The fairy that picks up and hangs up your bath towels has moved away. ...

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IOW Samaritans Solent Swim 2016

IOW Samaritans Solent Swim 2016

Pictures from this mornings Isle of Wight Samaritans Swim the Solent 2016.

Swimmers going from Hurst Castle to Colwell Bay raising funds for Samaritans. First female home was Emily Purver, pictured above and below.

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Things We Should Have Learnt at School

Things We Should Have Learnt at School

A call from my daughters school about her lower than average maths grade followed by a congratulations the next day for her excellent English grade got me thinking about my school days and all the things they never taught us that I wish they had and the things we learnt which I have never had to use!

I can’t think of a single time in my life that I have ever had to ask for a tin ...

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For Flux Sake, No Flying Cars!

For Flux Sake, No Flying Cars!

If you have been a die hard Back To The Future fan since it first hit our screens back in the 1980’s then I am sure you are also feeling just a little bit depressed that we were not able to run out and buy a flying car, book a seat to see Jaws 19 or test out a bright pink hover board this morning!

It is after all the 21st October 2015, the very ...

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What Goes Into A Photoshoot?

What Goes Into A Photoshoot?

I’ve written before about the importance of good website photography but every now and then it’s interesting to have a look behind the scenes at exactly what happens at a professional photo shoot.

I spent part of the day with our resident photographer and my good friend Clint Oliver of Clint Oliver Photography, Clint was taking photographs for Jo Jo’s Hair and Beauty in Freshwater.

If I had to answer the ...

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How The World Has Changed

How The World Has Changed

As September starts and the next oldest of my children leaves home and goes off to university to start his own life adventure it got me thinking about myself at that age and how much the world has changed in what is really quite a short space of time.

Having grown up from being a kid in the seventies to an adult in the late eighties it occurred to me how many memories I have ...

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MCM Comic Con London 2015

MCM Comic Con London 2015

If cosplay, gaming, youtube, sci-fi, anime or fantasy are your thing then you were probably at MCM Comic Con London 2015 this weekend.

For me it was a whole new experience which I was introduced to when my son asked me to take him to the event. I was vaguely aware that people like to dress up as their favorite sci-fi, fantasy, cartoon, film and game characters and get together once in while but I had no ...

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My Children, Amazing In Grief

My Children, Amazing In Grief

Earlier this year I had the unenviable  duty of standing in a relatives room in hospital while my children were told their mum had tragically passed away. It was entirely unexpected and came only a night after she had been admitted to hospital with a sudden illness.

As I glanced around the hospital relatives room at each of my children to quickly gauge their reactions and to judge which of them was in the most immediate need ...

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Protect Your Facebook Business Page

Protect Your Facebook Business Page

Online attacks on Facebook can range from fake negative comments to campaign pages and trolls to accounts impersonating your business or brand and more.

The following are a few tips to help protect your facebook page and your facebook reputation.

Privacy Settings

Within the settings of your business facebook page you can set up things like a profanity filter to stop people posting bad language on your page and various other privacy settings and filters.

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Great Work by The ROTB Trust

Great Work by The ROTB Trust

In Africa and developing countries around the world, women and children carry their own weight in water, in dirty jerry cans and containers, not just from a local pump (a few hundred yards away) but sometimes over 6 miles or even further, just to survive.

The Rotary Water Barrel is the INSTANT solution!

Roll Out the Barrel is registered as a charity within the United Kingdom (No 1147062).

They are now working with a number of organisations with overseas projects which need this ...

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