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Cheshire Feels Like California

The Lovely Weather in Cheshire

I was telling a friend the other day, how crazy this whole weather thing is. I would never have predicted the warm weather we are currently experiencing. Cheshire feels like California. The weather has been dead warm for weeks now which is very usual for us here in Cheshire. And it has been pretty warm in most parts of the UK. We usually have a very short summer, much later in the year. But this year, we skipped spring altogether, and dived right into the warm weather.

I like the weather to a certain extent. It feels great to not hear the corny jokes about how horrible the British weather. They get boring sometimes. It also feels great to be able to style our summer pieces.

We have been making the most of the lovely sunshine as much as possible. Our summer wardrobes are looking good. We are enjoying the fact that we can wear less and lighter clothes. The kids have worn shorts all week, and we always have our sun cream with us for protection. How is the weather where you are?

 

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Bring on the Weekend

The weekend is almost here and I am seriously looking forward to it. I am looking forward to it so much that I have been busy reading a book with funny weekend quotes and Saturday quotes to get me even more in the mood. My Hay Fever has been a lot better this week thanks to changes in my lifestyle. I have been implementing the Hay Fever Tips I shared on the blog some weeks ago, and my overall health has improved. I hope it keeps improving. Hay Fever is one of the most uncomfortable illness to have.

This week has been very busy and it has been hard being on top of everything thanks to the half term holiday we enjoyed the last week. We spent the holiday in Chelmsford, Essex; and we had a terrific time with the family. We didn’t want the holiday to come to an end. Which is always the case when we get together with the crew. How was your half term week? Do you have any weekend plans?

 

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Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain

I have been reading Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain by James Bloodworth and it is quite an interesting read. It is all about the author going undercover to work in many companies to discover what life is really like for the workers. I found the book informing, enlightening and very disturbing. It is shocking to see how big corporations treat their staff. And how many people live from hand to mouth. Reading this book has made me even more grateful for even the little things. I hear about how many people struggle to survive on low-income jobs, with many on zero contract jobs in London and I find it worrying. It is a book worth reading for sure. 

Reading  Hired: Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain also brought back memories of some of the previous jobs I had. I once worked in a call centre in Bristol whilst studying for my masters in International Human Resources at the University of the West of England (UWE). I had a zero hours contract with the company. But the good thing then was I wasn’t bothered. I had enough money to survive at uni, the money from job was just extra money to shop with. But that isn’t the case with many others. Many people solely relied on the income to survive and having a zero hours contract meant work was never guaranteed. 

I still remember how many times I would be booked to come into work, only to get a call an hour or 2 before to be told I was no longer needed for the day. It was my first job in the UK, and this was around the year 2008/2009. It was quite experience, and I would never forget it.

 

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Good all that is now a distant memory and this is now my reality. When I remember where I am coming from, I am thankful, and it makes me work even harder. I am looking to keep doing what I do and improve in what needs improvement. My plan is to work on my blog SEO and draw in even more traffic. I found an SEO services London company, and I am seriously considering having them on board.

How do you attract more blog traffic? Please share your tips. Have you ever visited Cheshire? What do you think of the county in general?

 

*Collaborative post.

 

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is around the corner, and it is time to start thinking of how to spoil the dads. I have been browsing various online stores in pursuit of the perfect gift and I have found quite a few amazing ones. Here are some of my current favourites.

 

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

 

Andrew James Nutri-Fit Nutrition Extractor Blender

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For the Dad that loves healthy drinks, this Andrew James Nutri-Fit Nutrition Extractor Blender would make a great gift this Father’s Day. This smart blender makes delicious drinks bursting with health benefits. It is very quick and easy to use. And it can be implemented easily into a daily routine.

Also, all the Nutri-Fit accessories are dishwasher safe and BPA free. I think it would make an excellent gift. What do you think?

 

Wild & Wolf Gentlemen’s Hardware Illuminated Light Up Globe Lamp
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This  Wild and Wolf Illuminated Light Up Globe Lamp would make a terrific gift this Father’s Day. I think it looks very sleek. The design is striking and unusual, with the warm glow of a vintage map when lit up.

It is a very stylish decorative piece that can be used for decor and educational use. It is ideal for a living room, bedroom or study and would also be a great gift for travel loving fathers.

 

Critically Endangered The Dolphin

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Critically Endangered The Elephant

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Pairs of socks always serve as a good gift, especially for Father’s Day. These Critically Endangered pairs of socks – The Dolphin and The Elephant are excellent choices for Father’s Day. I like the designs of both socks. They are made from a soft and sustainable blend of cotton and bamboo. Each pair comes with an endangered animal fact sheet in a bespoke recyclable box, which is great for gifting.

 

Noble Isle Fireside Luxury Bath & Shower Gel

 

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This Noble Isle Fireside Luxury Bath & Shower gel is a great idea for a Father’s Day gift. It is a woody, oriental blend that gently warms the skin, creating a sensual, warming bathing experience.

I like the fact that this Bath & Shower Gel awakens the senses with its subtle blend of woody and sweet fragrances to create a truly charming scent. This will definitely make a father smell really good.

Fragrance Notes
Top notes: Grapefruit, Pink Pepper
Heart notes: Black Pepper, Ginger
Base notes: Oakmoss, Vanill

 

 

Noble Isle Whiskey & Water Luxury Bath & Shower Gel

 

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This Noble Isle Whiskey & Water Luxury Bath & Shower Gel is aromatic, woody and spicy, blended with a wealth of proteins from the natural barley extract, a natural skin calmer. It would be great as a gift for Father’s Day.

Fragrance Notes
Top notes: Rose, Davana Blossom
Heart notes: Jasmine, Orange Blossom
Base notes: Tonka Bean, Amber

 

What you think of these gift ideas?

 

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