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Where I Get Inspiration for Blog Posts

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I have been blogging on Fashion and Style Police for over 6 years now, and it has been an amazing experience. Many people wonder how I manage to run a blog for this long and publish new posts regularly. I think it comes down to my genuine love for writing. Writing is my creative outlet and my happy place. I can’t see myself not writing. It is not a chore for me at all, and that explains how I do it. Another question I get a lot is where I get my inspiration for my blog posts. I see inspiration everywhere and I tap into it.

My inspiration comes from different places – my children, books, blogs, social media, tv series/movies, magazines, in life settings, and everywhere in between.

 

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Where I Get Inspiration for Blog Posts

 

The Kiddies

I get a lot of inspiration from my twins. They keep me very busy and I enjoy watching them explore the world around them. They give me inspiration for my blog posts especially posts for Kids Section Category on here. It is amazing to see the world through their eyes and I am enjoying every bit of parenting them, even when they make me repeat myself every minute.

 

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Reading Books

Reading is my favourite thing to do. I love reading non fiction books on my Amazon Kindle and I am currently on a read a book a week challenge. I have read 12 books already this year, and I get a lot of inspiration from the books I read. The book I have just finished is A Pocketful of Holes and Dreams by Jeff Pearce. I finished reading it yesterday and I gained a lot of insight from the book.

 

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Social Media

Social media is full of inspiration. I learn something new everyday on my social media platforms. It does feel like information overload sometimes, but if you mute the noise, you get a thing or 2 from them. Social media itself is an inspiration. All the platforms are very inspiring in their own way.

 

Other Blogs

Other blogs inspire me. I enjoy reading different types of blogs, from fashion and beauty blogs, to parenting and travel. Lifestyle blogs are my favourite because the posts vary and they cover a variety of topics. I can find myself scrolling some blogs for hours. It is amazing how creative bloggers are. One of my favourite Lifestyle Blogs from the day I stared blogging until now is Forever Amber. She covers all various topics and I find her writing style and photography amazing.

 

Magazines

To be honest, I hardly read magazines these days. Back in the day, I read a couple of magazines each month, from Cosmo to Glamour. But nowadays I only find myself reading my Boots free magazine. Maybe because I am forever reading a book, and there is no time to actually a magazine. But I still get many ideas from reading the only magazine I do read. Magazines are full of inspiration.

 

TV Series/Movies

I am not usually a TV person, but I do enjoy watching a couple of TV series like Call the Midwife, Married to Medicine, Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Mummy Diaries, and many more. Watching movies on Netflix/Amazon Prime is another way I unwind in the evenings, and I get inspiration from what I watch.

 

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In Real Life

Inspiration is everywhere I look. I am inspired everyday as soon as I set out. It could me spotting a lovely outfit, or a well made up face. I could get inspired from a conversation I am drawn into or I overhear. It could be anything really.

 

There is a thin line between getting inspiration from someone/something and copying. Every creative should be aware of this invisible line and be sure not to go over it.

 

Where do you get inspiration from?

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Types of parents you will meet at the soft play centre and playground

The half term week is almost over and we have had a lovely time. It has been a week of relaxation, fun and games, and I think the kiddies are now ready for the other half of the term. I am not a huge of soft play centres. They are usually overcrowded and just too much. But the kiddies love them, so we go as often as we can. This half term, we have been to a soft play centre and our local playground a couple of times. I feel the same way about playgrounds but I prefer them a bit more than the soft play spots. I have encountered all sorts of parents at soft play centres and playgrounds.

 

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Here are a few of the types of parents I have come across –

 

The working from anywhere parent

I see these parents with their laptops and phones, working like their life depends on it, with a cup of coffee. It amazes me how they get any work done with all the noise and chaos going on. I don’t see myself ever bringing a laptop to get some work done at soft play. It just won’t up, I won’t get any work done. The most I do is send emails on my iPhone when I have a moment. Anything more than that will have to wait until I get home.  I wonder how these people do what they do.

 

Parents that completely ignore their kids

This is the most common type of parent I find at the soft play and playground and it annoys me so much. Many of the parents I come across are too busy  chatting away to pay attention to their kids. Their kids are completely ignored by their parents and this can be frustrating for other parents and kids.

 

The Regulars/Cliques

These are the mummies and daddies (but usually mummies) that come in groups. You will likely spot a group every time you go to one. They take up all the available chairs and tables, and make their presence known with the loud voices and laughter.

 

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The attentive parent

I fall in this category without a doubt. The thought of my kids hurting themselves or others makes me watch them from a distance like a hawk. I always want to know where they are and what sort of play they are doing. Working, chatting away or falling asleep in the soft play is something I can’t see myself doing ever. Kids like to run wild and they do just that at the soft play, so my eyes have to be on them every time. I don’t think I can ever be any other type of parent when they are this young. When they are old enough, they won’t be interested in soft play as much I think.

 

 

What are your thoughts on this? Have you come across any of these parents in soft play centres or at the playground? Do sound off in the comments section below, let’s chat. Thanks for reading. Have a lovely weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

5 Commercial Kitchen Must Haves

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A commercial kitchen must have all the equipment available to prepare a variety of meals. The choice of this equipment should depend on the object of the kitchen and the goals to be met. If the business cannot afford to buy the equipment, lease them to make the kitchen functional. Good kitchen equipment should give the desired results every time they are used. They should slot in seamlessly in the chef’s operations. The equipment should be energy-efficient and give consistent results. The following are the most important equipment the kitchen must have.

 

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  1. Commercial Microwave

Commercial Microwaves may not be large, but they are fundamental in ensuring efficiency in the kitchen. They perform peripheral jobs which make a big difference when serving food. I like that commercial microwaves allow the chefs to heat, steam and serve food without wasting time. They add versatility to the kitchen and enhance cooking capabilities. In some cases, they act as backups for the ovens.

 

  1. Combi Oven

They combine multiple cooking equipment into a single unit. The unit can be used for grilling, baking, roasting and even steaming. It can also be used for deep or shallow frying. The modern oven is made to guarantee consistency in the result of any cooking process. It can simplify a complicated cooking procedure but give consistent results. Having this equipment in the kitchen is like having an additional chef.

 

  1. Commercial Fryer

The equipment is designed to help the chef create delicious dishes without straining. It is fun to use it to prepare meals. The fryers come in different sizes and power. Your budget should help you choose the best commercial fryer for your kitchen. Note that the new fryers come with oil filtration systems that help to extend the life of the oil. It helps you to save money.

 

  1. The Commercial Grill

It is used where an oven cannot be used to cook food. Commercial grills have become common in modern restaurants. It is used to prepare delicious meats. With this equipment, chefs can add flair to plates. It helps to transform an ordinary commercial kitchen into a high-tech one.  A good commercial grill will give your food a branded finish. Modern grills are versatile and can be used to prepare a variety of menu. They can be used to prepare meat, delicate fish and vegetables.

 

  1. Commercial Kitchen Freezers

Their main job is to remove heat from food and preserve it. It is true that the chef may not cook all the food bought. He may need to preserve and cook it the following day. Here, a commercial freezer comes in handy. It reduces the chances of throwing away food which is essential when cutting down on costs.

We have many more equipment commercial kitchens must have.  But with these 5 pieces of equipment, you can be sure to deliver on all the promises you make. Of course, the quality of the equipment will depend on your budget. Ensure that you only buy pieces of equipment that have been tested in commercial kitchens. If you can’t afford kitchen equipment at the moment, consider hiring them. For more information, go to kitchenfaucets.reviews.

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