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Starting University as a Mature Student

Being a mature student is quickly becoming a bit of a norm in this country particularly with the rising popularity of access to higher education courses being offered. My partner Adam completed his social sciences access course in July and has accepted a place studying Criminology at Winchester university. Studying as a mature student is a great way to retrain …

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Why Parents Should Help Their Child with Essays

Parents should help their child write essays because, in my opinion and experience, essay writing is actually a skill. Like many skills, a formula for successful essay writing can be constructed and taught which will, hopefully, allow children to write essays fluently, coherently and achieve good grades. For some children essay writing might come quite naturally however others may need …

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Becoming a Family of Four

I’m not sure If this will be my last family life update before Baby F is born but I know he will come when he’s good and ready which might be before or just after the end of next month. It seems strange thinking that this could be our last family update as a family of three though. We are …

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6 Gift Ideas for 8 Year Old Girls

I have put together a list of gift ideas for 8 year old girls to celebrate my daughter turning 8 this year. These are all things she would absolutely love. I can not believe my first born is going to be eight years old in the next few weeks. We were supposed to be going to Greece for a week …

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How We Are Preparing for Junior School

Starting Junior School is jut around the corner now for my daugher. She will be starting year 3 next month continuing from where she attended infant school and moving up to her new class with some lovely friends. She had a lovely report at the end of year two and celebrated with a production of the Lion King with her …