​Repairing the Home – Tips for When your Husband Admits he Can’t

Morning GossipYouth! Perhaps this article is a bit tongue-in-cheek as it’s a little bit closer to home than most would like to admit. Of course, we have all encountered the male bravado at its’ best, the impenetrable, omnipotent ego that can do anything and fix anything. However, having recently watched my husband lose his battle with the gas cooker, I suppose I thought writing about it would help me vent, and be able to help others through what is a period of pretence consoling for their partner and actually finding someone who can fix it without creating more of a mess.

How to Deal with Paranoia and Other Problems Related to Dementia

Personality and behavioral changes are inevitable among dementia patient. And watching a loved one’s attitude towards you change so drastically can be painful. Caregiving specialists at Ashton Grange, renowned west Sussex nursing homes, advise family members to not take a patient’s misbehavior personally and handle these challenges creatively, flexibly and with a sense of humor.

However, these behavioral changes can often cause inconveniences to both the patient and the caregiver, and should therefore be dealt with strategically. Read on to find out how.

No Second Chance Necessary: How to Always Make a Fantastic First Impression

It’s understood – there’s no second chance to make an initial impression. Of course, it’s a lot of pressure to meet another person for the first time, especially if it’s during a blind date or someone you find attractive. Be less worried and more confident that you can make a fantastic first impression. Here’s what to do.

Prepare Talking Points

It’s uncommon for two strangers to meet and have an endless stream of conversation points. Rather than wait for those awkward pauses, be prepared with things to say. Even better, research the interests and hobbies of the other person ahead of time so you can ask questions. Be aware, however, of talking too much about yourself.

Driving to Disaster: Off-Roading Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

Taking your vehicle off-roading can be awesome fun but it can be dangerous and you need to know how to handle the terrain properly if you are going to keep on track and stay safe.

Here are some pointers on how to avoid some of the classic off-roading mistakes, including why it’s good to have some company, how to avoid a water problem, plus some pointers on good tire management.

Planning A Stunning Garden Party

With summer right around the corner and the weather turning for the better, there has never been a better time to start to plan for your first garden party of the year. The grass is fresh, the flowers are bursting into life and you know it will be a dry weekend, so what are you waiting for?

If you want to make the most of your weekend party, here’s our tips for success.

Four Fun Things You Can Do For Free

Fun on a budget seems a far-fetched idea. We all start thinking of all the things that we would have to sacrifice in order to get it. But what about having fun for free? Even though it may seem improbable at times to have fun without going to expensive places, it is certainly possible. Here are four things you can do that won’t make your pocket any lighter but would still give you memories to cherish:

How To Spoil Your Loved Ones On Valentine’s Day

Regardless of how you feel about it Valentine’s Day. You can choose to be a grouch about it or to join the rest of humanity and celebrate love. The world was as red as people expressed their love for the people they care for. The best way to spoil your loved ones on Valentine’s Day is the same as on every other day. By giving them something that they want, not what you want. But on this day you cannot fail to go the extra mile. Especially when the intended recipient is more feminine than male. The bigger the gift the greater the expression of love.

Off Grid Doesn’t Have to Mean Inconvenient and Expensive Energy.

For the majority of us in the UK, when we get cold we simply flick a switch and the heating comes on. We pay the gas bills and it keeps flowing via underground pipes into our houses and we never need to give it a second thought.

3 Reasons Discomfort Might Become Your Greatest Friend

Let’s get truthful, we all love our comfort zones. We can laze around, stretch ourselves a bit, yawn and be bored in our little bubbles, and we all love it. Boredom from doing the same tasks everyday may even be disguised as optimism “At least I am comfortable!”. Well comfortable you are, but for how long?

Right Move, Wrong Way – The Perils of Selling your own Home

The only downside that really costs you when you want to start a family, or add to one, is the inevitable decision of upsizing where you live. Gone are the days where kids will happily accept sharing a bedroom with more than one sibling and no matter how hard you try, you can’t fit a triple bunk bed in a room (probably good for safety reasons anyway). So we decided to bite the bullet and look into selling our precious family home – firstly through an online agency and then finally through recognised local estate agents in Borehamwood, London.