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Here are all our blogs which include local reviews, previews of events, guest blogs and information about local support services, charities and more!

 

Eat Out to Help Out

The Eat Out to Help Out Scheme opens on 3 August 2020 and will run until 31 August 2020, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays at participating establishments. You’ll get a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of ÂŁ10 discount per diner), which you can use…

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Children’s Mental Health amidst Covid-19

Many Thanks to Sian Devlin, a Mental Health Expert for this guest blog.  Promoting Wellbeing:  Ensure children stay connected with their loved ones through digital / social media.  Take breaks from television and other media.     Be Active:          Cardiovascular exercise releases endorphins which are chemicals that make us feel happy.  Do online workouts  Make up dance routines  Create a mini sports day in…

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How to make your own Face Mask

We are now being advised to wear face coverings on public transport and in enclosed public spaces. So as not to place added pressure on supplies needed by NHS staff and care home workers, here are a few ways to make a face mask from things you may already have at home. Face coverings should…

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10 ideas to make walking with kids more fun!

Exercise options are limited at the moment so your family walks might be feeling a bit like Groundhog Day! We’ve come up with 10 ideas to help make getting some much needed fresh air and exercise a little bit more fun… Our first tip is to try and add some variety to your walking route so…

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Blenheim Palace Park and Gardens re-open

For the first 7 days we will only open our gates to our Annual Pass Holders only as a reward for their loyalty. From the 6th June onwards we will allow new park and gardens visitors to purchase a ticket. The big change in our operation is that everyone who visits, whether that is paid, as…

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Young Women’s Trust – Work It Out

Young Women’s Trust supports young women aged 18-30 with free telephone coaching, helping them build strong mental health, set goals and stay motivated. They also offer a free CV feedback service giving personalised, detailed feedback on CVs and job applications. You can find out more here: https://www.youngwomenstrust.org/work-it-out-sign-up The service is all run over the phone and email…

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Find an Online Tutor during the lockdown

An increasing number of parents are turning to online tutoring  to help their children learn whilst schools are closed. As many parents consider another half term of home schooling, it can be overwhelming and exhausting. Over the past few weeks mums and dads have tackled trying to teach their children,  whilst home working, doing the usual cleaning,…

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Introducing the new Joe Browns homeware collection!

Introducing the new Joe Browns homeware collection! Which, much like our clothing collection, celebrates being a true individual.  Remember to be in with a chance to win ÂŁ250 Joe Browns voucher enter here! We believe in living life within a truly unique way, and this vision is no different for our homes. We’ve created two…

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The Mumbler Memory Maker

This is such a surreal time – and will hopefully only happen once in our life time.  The whole world has stood still.  Imagine in years to come our Great-grandchildren asking us what it was like during lockdown!  We’re a history lesson in the making!  So whilst we’re in the present and dealing with all…

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‘Mothers Who Make’ Zoom Meeting

Mothers Who Make is a growing national (and now international) initiative aimed at supporting mothers who are artists – professional and/or passionate. Every kind of maker is welcomed, and every kind of mother. We meet and discuss the joys and challenges of creating and mothering and the ways in which they combine in our lives….

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