Entertainment Ideas For Family Gatherings

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Family gatherings usually happen around birthdays or Christmas time, and sometimes other special occasions too. Many events happen through life such as graduations and new babies, but when we all get together, even though we should be able to chat and have fun without there being much of a problem, there are usually some children to entertain, or those few people who aren’t particularly interested in Socialising, So here are some entertainment ideas that you can use your next family gathering, the next time you get the plates out ready for dishing up a meal for everybody, think about what entertainment ideas you can add into the mix.


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Everybody loves watching a good box set, and some people even set up themed evenings based on their favorite TV box set. Many people have had “friends“ parties, whereby everyone sits and watches an episode or two. And sometimes there are even quizzes involved to test who is the biggest fan. If you aren’t sure where to access some great TV or box sets though, then have a look at, and see what you can find on there. There really are thousands and thousands of options at the moment, So it’s difficult to please everyone, but eventually, you’ll get a general consensus on what people think is good! 



Even playing basic board games is entertaining enough sometimes. Some people, of course, like To be competitive, and some people like to make sure everyone has a lovely time. But either way, playing some games of some kind can really get the laughter flowing. Charades is one of those games that everybody knows and loves. Usually makes an appearance at Christmas time, and it’s great to get everybody playing along from the small children to the oldest adults. If you have a large number of people attending your gathering, then splitting out into teams is also A good idea. It’s important to note that it doesn’t need to be expensive or extravagant, a lot of games can be absolutely free and just need a piece of paper and a pen to play. These games can keep people entertained her family gathering for a long time.


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When you have family members over that are keen to look at old videos of the photographs, and this is a great time to reminisce and laugh about the past. Looking at each other’s old clothing and hairstyles, and remembering people that may no longer be with you, is a wonderful time for everybody. maybe it would be amazing to put together a slideshow for the TV before people arrived. It might even be a good idea to contact some relatives to see if they have any photos that they could share, it’s surprising what people come up with when you ask, and you may find some cousins have some photos of your grandparents that you’ve never seen before!


Family gatherings aren’t as regular as we would all hope, but they are usually fun and end with some great laughter and time bonding.



Is a Job in Finance Suited to You?

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Have you considered a role in finance? This career offers many routes into a huge range of different positions, it’s fast paced, interesting and guaranteed to keep you on your toes because as they say, money makes the world go round. Read on to find out more.


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Skills needed

Finance based roles suit people that are quick and analytical thinkers; if you’re very logical and have fantastic problem-solving abilities, then finance based roles are likely to be something that you enjoy. Some people are naturally suited more to this kind of work because of the way their brains work, it’s not to say you can’t learn these skills but if you’re more of an abstract thinker then it might not be your ideal role. It’s not a bad thing at all, some roles require this kind of ‘out of the box’ thought processes, but finance isn’t one of them.


What kinds of jobs can you get?

Finance jobs range from corporate planning, to bank staff to accountancy, to investments. Yo could be working in an anti fraud department, or helping people get mortgages- and much more. You could be working with individuals, with companies or with banks so it’s impossible to generalise- finance careers are broad and varied. Have a think about what kind of role it is you want to gain within finance, as this might affect the process of working up to it. It might change the steps you need to take to get qualified and experienced if you have a specific route you’re looking to follow. 


What skills or education will you need?

There are lots of different degrees and types of work experience that could come in useful if you want to work in finance. For example, qualifications in mathematics, accountancy, economics and business will all be highly sought after. Otherwise, you could do a specific finance degree like an online MBA degree in finance. Take some time to think about what would best suit your interests, past experience and skills and the career you hope to gain going forward. 


Is a degree essential?

While a degree is desirable with most kinds of jobs, it’s not essential and there are other ways to get onto this career path. If you’re happy to work your way up from the bottom, you can start earning right away on a lower wage and build your way up. You don’t need much all that much knowledge to gain an entry-level position, as many companies will have their own training programs, however, basic qualifications in subjects like maths are something companies will be looking at. High performers are able to get ahead in finance careers quickly, so hard work and determination will pay off if you’re keen to do well.



Send Money Overseas with Paysend

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I remember growing up in Nigeria and how difficult it was to send and receive money from country to country. We had to rely on middlemen and reference codes and numbers to get money across and from loved ones. It took a lot of time and multiple phone calls to get this done. I am glad this is no longer the case. It is now so simple to send and receive money abroad thanks to companies like Paysend. For those who have never heard of Paysend, it is a money transfer platform that allows you to send funds from card to card, or from bank account to bank account to over 70 countries. Headquartered in the UK, Paysend is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Paysend has a global 24/7 online support so help is always available.


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Here is how my experience was with sending money to Nigeria with Paysend and why you should use this money transfer service –

It is secure

Some days ago, I decided to send money to Nigeria through Paysend. The whole process took me a few minutes and it was seamless. The first thing I did was to set up an account on the Paysend website with my details. Once that was done and my email address was verified, I could start sending money. To sign in, all you need to do is to type in your mobile phone number. Once that is done, you get a text with a security code to sign in. I love the sign in process as the security code bit gives me an extra piece of mind. The process feels a lot safer than just a regular password.


The rates are good

I sent money to Nigeria from my bank account to another bank account so there were no additional fees. However, if you are sending to a bank card, the fee is a flat £1, €1.50 or $2 . The process was very straightforward. All I had to do was type in the recipient bank details and the money was sent. The exchange rate was good as well. I compared it with other websites, and the rate I got from Paysend was the highest so their rates are quite competitive.


It is easy to use

Paysend is such an amazing money transfer service. I am glad it is now available for when I need to send money abroad. The fact that I can send money on their website or Paysend App on my iPhone makes it super convenient. This is one money transfer service I can see myself using over and over again. Paysend makes sending money as easy as ordering takeaway! The platform definitely takes the stress out of sending money to family and friends in Nigeria and beyond.

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