Carolinejoy Blog http://carolinejoyblog.com Focus on the Parenting Thu, 14 Jan 2021 08:24:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 http://carolinejoyblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/cropped-CAROLINE-JOY-BLOG-FAV-32x32.png Carolinejoy Blog http://carolinejoyblog.com 32 32 Is my partner cheating on me? http://carolinejoyblog.com/is-my-partner-cheating-on-me/ http://carolinejoyblog.com/is-my-partner-cheating-on-me/#respond Thu, 07 Jan 2021 09:48:11 +0000 http://carolinejoyblog.com/?p=2165 Finding out that your partner is cheating on you is devastating and many people who have found themselves in this situation often wonder how long it was going on before the infidelity was noticed. Do you have suspicions but no real evidence or think you’re going mad? Here are some...
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Finding out that your partner is cheating on you is devastating and many people who have found themselves in this situation often wonder how long it was going on before the infidelity was noticed. Do you have suspicions but no real evidence or think you’re going mad? Here are some expert opinions on signs to look out for:

Unresponsive for long periods – These days everyone seems glued to their mobile phones. If your partner has previously been quick to respond to your text messages or phone calls but now goes for long periods without reply, it might be time to wonder what’s going on.

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Strange Messages – A message on their phone that makes them smile but it’s not from you and they don’t or won’t tell you is also a cause for concern. It’s not hard evidence though so you’d want a little more to go on before throwing accusations around! For a Private Detective London, visit https://isg-investigations.co.uk/

Showering or brushing their teeth as soon as they come in – Unless this has always been standard practice, such as a labourer taking a shower because they are genuinely grubby from work, this could flag up as odd behaviour if uncharacteristic.

No longer interested in personal relations – No more romantic energy all of a sudden? This could be a sign of medical issues too, but you’ll want to get to the bottom of this issue if there were no prior reduction in affections.

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An odd change in routine – Is your partner suddenly leaving for the gym at 6am or not coming home from work until late? This could also be a sign that their actions might not be honourable.

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How to look after your back http://carolinejoyblog.com/how-to-look-after-your-back/ http://carolinejoyblog.com/how-to-look-after-your-back/#respond Wed, 06 Jan 2021 10:24:31 +0000 http://carolinejoyblog.com/?p=2161 Our backs work incredibly hard every day helping us to move and keep us upright and there are occasions when we push it too far, or carry something too heavy and problems can occur. A Chiropractor Dublin way such as https://www.chiropractix.ie/ can help to assess any problems that you might...
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Our backs work incredibly hard every day helping us to move and keep us upright and there are occasions when we push it too far, or carry something too heavy and problems can occur. A Chiropractor Dublin way such as https://www.chiropractix.ie/ can help to assess any problems that you might have and put a treatment plan in place for you.

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It’s important to think about posture while at work, with a lot of jobs becoming more sedentary these days. For long periods, sitting in a bent posture raises the tension on the spinal discs and makes the back more vulnerable to disc prolapse (slipped disc). Make sure you change your place at least every half an hour and address the possibility of having a stand up desk with others.

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It helps reduce the pressure on the lower back by providing strong core strength. Most people have poor abdominal muscles these days. For strengthening the heart and spinal stabilisers, exercises like Pilates are perfect. With daily practise, posture will improve. Abdominal exercises are also a good way to strengthen the heart without putting too much pressure on the spine, such as planks and side planks.

Be sure to undergo specific manual handling training if work requires lifting or bending. Repetitive bending in the wrong direction can wear out the spinal discs and lead to back pain, even though it does not involve heavy weight.

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What to use your garage space for http://carolinejoyblog.com/what-to-use-your-garage-space-for/ http://carolinejoyblog.com/what-to-use-your-garage-space-for/#respond Mon, 04 Jan 2021 12:55:26 +0000 http://carolinejoyblog.com/?p=2156 If you have recently had one of the Oak Garages from https://www.timberpride.co.uk/oak-garages/ installed and are now looking for inspiration as to what to use the space for, take a look at some of the interesting suggestions below. Image credit Gym and Games Room – Come on now, who didn’t think...
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If you have recently had one of the Oak Garages from https://www.timberpride.co.uk/oak-garages/ installed and are now looking for inspiration as to what to use the space for, take a look at some of the interesting suggestions below.

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Gym and Games Room – Come on now, who didn’t think that this room would be nice to get some retro arcade games, a table football and pool table among the population. This space can be used as a home gym or somewhere that your children or yourself can relax and enjoy some fun games.

A reading area and library. Not that you would let someone borrow them, but in a stately home, this was the thing. Get yourself a very big, comfortable leather-bound chair and side table for your drink and sit back and relax in the fantasy world of your favourite book. More and more people are turning back to reading and with your own library you can sit at home in comfort surrounded by as many books as you like.

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Home Cinema – if you prefer the film to books that why not have a home cinema put in your garage. It is relatively easy to set up with a projector and a screen or a nicely painted blank wall. A comfortable set of seats or large soft sofa and then all you need is a selection of your favourite films, along with some snacks and drinks.

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How to dress when visiting in-laws this Christmas http://carolinejoyblog.com/how-to-dress-when-visiting-in-laws-this-christmas/ http://carolinejoyblog.com/how-to-dress-when-visiting-in-laws-this-christmas/#respond Mon, 07 Dec 2020 18:19:27 +0000 http://carolinejoyblog.com/?p=2152 Mens designer shirts are available in many stores, although not as many as non-branded generic shirts are. EJ Menswear is a company which prides itself on providing their male customers with a large variety of https://www.viagrasansordonnancefr.com/ different clothing items from many well-known designer brands and some more niche designer brands....
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Mens designer shirts are available in many stores, although not as many as non-branded generic shirts are. EJ Menswear is a company which prides itself on providing their male customers with a large variety of https://www.viagrasansordonnancefr.com/ different clothing items from many well-known designer brands and some more niche designer brands. This combination allows customers to buy from brands they are familiar with or to expand their horizons when updating their style and try to support new brands with lots of potential.

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Many men will be faced with the much feared first holiday with their partner’s family. It can be very intimidating for many men to visit their in-laws for the first tie as people are usually keen on making a good impression. There are many tips on how to make a good impression, starting from polite table manners, good conversation, brining a nice gift and looking the part too. Smart casual is often recommended when celebrating Christmas dinner parties. Often, the clothing items themselves are not an issue but the presentation. Well ironed and fitted clothing is important as is proper grooming and hygiene. A spritz of a nice perfume or cologne also helps to create a clean and polished look. And most importantly, a warm and honest nature.

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Tips for your first hike http://carolinejoyblog.com/tips-for-your-first-hike/ http://carolinejoyblog.com/tips-for-your-first-hike/#respond Thu, 12 Nov 2020 07:43:22 +0000 http://carolinejoyblog.com/?p=2148 Hiking is a great workout as it is low impact and has both mental and physical benefits. Here are some tips to help you get started with this worthwhile activity: Don’t overdo it Pick your first trail as one that suits your fitness level. Try a short trail initially and...
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Hiking is a great workout as it is low impact and has both mental and physical benefits. Here are some tips to help you get started with this worthwhile activity:

  1. Don’t overdo it

Pick your first trail as one that suits your fitness level. Try a short trail initially and then build up as you become more used to hiking. Also factor in the elevation of where you are hiking as this also adds to the time it takes and how hard your body is working.

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  1. Know the weather

Check the weather forecasts for the days just before your hike and a few hours prior to arriving. This helps you to know what to pack and what clothing you will need. You might also want to adjust your plans if the forecast is dreadful, rather than be taking by surprise whilst hiking.

  1. Inform someone where you are going

Always tell someone who is not going with you where you will be hiking. This way they are able to raise the alarm if you are not back by a certain time.

  1. Remember the essentials

These should include a map and compass, extra insulation, first aid kit, waterproof matches, sunglasses and cream, a flashlight, food and extra water. For Hiking Clothing Dublin, visit a site like Basecamp.

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  1. Pick the right footwear

Imagine how miserable a hike will be with sore feet! Think carefully about the shoes or boots that you wear and make sure they are worn in well before the first hike.

 

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Property values and quotes http://carolinejoyblog.com/property-values-and-quotes/ http://carolinejoyblog.com/property-values-and-quotes/#respond Wed, 11 Nov 2020 18:45:02 +0000 http://carolinejoyblog.com/?p=2144 A help to buy valuation is necessary and the first step when people are looking to repay a help to buy loan they have taken out in the past. A help to buy valuation is carried out by a surveyor who completes a report and determines the property’s current market...
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A help to buy valuation is necessary and the first step when people are looking to repay a help to buy loan they have taken out in the past. A help to buy valuation is carried out by a surveyor who completes a report and determines the property’s current market value. The current market value is affected by many factors and is an opinion of what the property would sell for based on its features and benefits. These features include size, age, design, and location. The report needs to be written in a specific way to meet requirements. The valuer must also meet a list of demands and have a registered qualification. The valuer should also be independent to an estate agent and not personally know the property owner.

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Property owners who are looking to complete their help to buy repayment have 3 months to do so after being sent a help to buy valuation by their surveyor. There are many online services and telephone lines available to receive a help to buy valuation quote. Homeowners should look at a handful of different options and ensure they pay the right amount and are not scammed whilst simultaneously choosing an experienced professional.

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Protect your home from vandals http://carolinejoyblog.com/protect-your-home-from-vandals/ http://carolinejoyblog.com/protect-your-home-from-vandals/#respond Wed, 28 Oct 2020 14:54:20 +0000 http://carolinejoyblog.com/?p=2140 According to Wikipedia, vandalism is the action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property. Vandalism is a crime in the UK under the Criminal Damage Act 1971. The Metropolitan Police have given advice on how to protect an individual’s property against vandalism. There are a few...
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According to Wikipedia, vandalism is the action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property. Vandalism is a crime in the UK under the Criminal Damage Act 1971.

The Metropolitan Police have given advice on how to protect an individual’s property against vandalism. There are a few numbered points given in the article. The first point is to keep the property visible. Hiding the property behind tall walls and hedges can make for a tempting target. It is a good idea to make sure neighbours and the public can see the property clearly from the street so that the property can be seen at all times.

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Creating a boundary allows the homeowners to mark his property, to show anyone who crosses that boundary is trespassing. This can be done in a number of ways such as; low brick walls, fences, flower beds, or shrubbery.

Another tip is to keep the property tidy. Leaving rubbish lying around makes the property unattractive, therefore inviting other people to also litter on your property.

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Installing CCTV monitors around the property is a good way to monitor the home at all times. CCTV installation Essex companies such as Elite-sec are one of many companies to install cameras. A link to their website can be found here: https://elite-sec.com/cctv-systems/

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Creating a Happy Blended Family Home Right from the Start http://carolinejoyblog.com/creating-a-happy-blended-family-home-right-from-the-start/ http://carolinejoyblog.com/creating-a-happy-blended-family-home-right-from-the-start/#respond Thu, 15 Oct 2020 13:06:48 +0000 http://carolinejoyblog.com/?p=2136 The ‘blended family’ – where a couple get together, both with children from previous relationships and move in together- is definitely on the rise. This situation is now just as common as a nuclear family, yet it can raise a lot of issues and cause problems from time to time...
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The ‘blended family’ – where a couple get together, both with children from previous relationships and move in together- is definitely on the rise. This situation is now just as common as a nuclear family, yet it can raise a lot of issues and cause problems from time to time – it is a situation that comes with a lot of choppy waters to navigate.

Every blended family is different and circumstances and needs will sometimes mean that difficult decisions have to be made, but there are some ways that you can try to get the situation to settle a little more calmly and with as little stress as possible!

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When moving everyone into one house, there may be tensions or worries – both the parents and the kids can feel stressed. Make sure that everyone has plenty of room and a space to retreat to that is their own, and they can get away from it all if necessary. You may want to consider increasing the size of your home to add more bedrooms with an extension or move into an entirely new home. Another good option is to build a place of your own t suit your unique needs – look at something like these self build homes Sutton Coldfield https://www.ifurb.co.uk/house-extension-and-build-services/self-build-homes/self-build-homes-sutton-coldfield/

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If you involve everyone in the process, it will give everyone their own sense of control over the situation and help to make everyone feel included – a great way to do this is to get kids to design how they want their own rooms, and get them to help with choosing colours etc.

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Six jumpers every man should have in his wardrobe http://carolinejoyblog.com/six-jumpers-every-man-should-have-in-his-wardrobe/ http://carolinejoyblog.com/six-jumpers-every-man-should-have-in-his-wardrobe/#respond Wed, 26 Aug 2020 16:12:01 +0000 http://carolinejoyblog.com/?p=2126 As much as we love the summer months, there is something appealing about sitting down by a fire on a cold winter’s night, wearing your favourite jumper. Image Credit Everyone loves a good jumper, and if you invest in a well made, quality timeless design, you will be wearing it...
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As much as we love the summer months, there is something appealing about sitting down by a fire on a cold winter’s night, wearing your favourite jumper.

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Everyone loves a good jumper, and if you invest in a well made, quality timeless design, you will be wearing it for years to come.

Style

Depending on whether you live in the city, or the countryside, will determine what thickness of jumper you need. Will you be wearing it underneath your coat, or are you looking for a jumper that can act as a jacket and can be worn outside on its own?

Crew neck

The crew neck jumper is one of the most versatile designs a man can have in his wardrobe. It can be worn with practically anything, including a shirt, tee shirt or blazer and is available in a choice of pastel and primary colours. The crew neck also comes in a variety of materials, from cashmere to chunky highland wool.

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Sweatshirt

Long gone are the days when sweatshirts were worn as sports gear. Today’s sweatshirts are very much seen as a fashion item and the more lived in it looks, the better it looks too, with many stores offering faded designs so customers can buy the ‘well loved’ look.

Striped knitwear

Often associated with the French, the cotton striped knit originated from the French navy during the 1950s. Traditional editions had 21 blue on white stripes which it is believed marked each of Napoleon’s victories. Stripes were also chosen to help make it easier to spot sailors who were lost overboard!

Zip up jumper

Not quite your grandad’s cardigan, the zip up jumper, is a modern version! Worn on its own zipped to the top, or over a tee shirt and left partly undone, the zip up acts as a lightweight jacket, or as a standalone sweater.

Fishermans knit

This much loved classic design is worth investing in. Originally used to protect fisherman from the harsh seas off the Irish Island of Aran, mens aran sweaters are found is all stylish men’s wardrobes. mens Aran sweaters can be found here.

Roll neck

The classic polo is the Marmite of sweaters – you either love them, or hate them. They look best worn with a suit and take away the need for a scarf, but they are tight fitting, so it’s a personal choice.

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Why Physics is so important today http://carolinejoyblog.com/why-do-we-need-physics/ http://carolinejoyblog.com/why-do-we-need-physics/#respond Tue, 07 Jul 2020 05:55:50 +0000 http://carolinejoyblog.com/?p=2010 So with this year’s GCSE students starting their revision countdown before the summer, how much of your school science do you remember? Remember the bunsen burners, test tubes and strange formulas? Can you recall anything of the periodic table or the names of everything inside your body and how it...
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So with this year’s GCSE students starting their revision countdown before the summer, how much of your school science do you remember? Remember the bunsen burners, test tubes and strange formulas? Can you recall anything of the periodic table or the names of everything inside your body and how it all works? Personally, physics was the trickiest one and as I help my son revise, he often asks me what is the point in knowing this stuff and what impact does it have on our daily lives?

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Well, physics relates to daily life in a huge way because without physics we wouldn’t have things like X-rays and many other medical tools. Without physics, sending electricity from one place to another would be impossible, which means physics is responsible for allowing us to use phones, televisions and almost all devices that we can’t seem to live without these days. Without a knowledge of physics, it would be impossible to know how to keep cars and planes moving, or how to construct buildings. So it seems physics is pretty important after all.

Physics allows doctors and medical staff to use X-rays and ultrasounds, which is vital when diagnosing a problem with a patient or helping a woman give birth. Physics also enables us to use lasers, so we can use processes like laser eye surgery that otherwise would not exist. Without physics, it would be impossible to understand how energy moves and it would be impossible to send energy from one point to another safely. The field of physics called kinematics is used to determine whether a mode of transport will be able to move. It is also used by architects to develop buildings. It is the Physicists who determine the safety of modes of transport and vehicles by calculating their weights and forces. It also allows Drain Lining Company specialists such as https://www.wilkinson-env.co.uk/sewer-repairs-drain-lining-concrete-cutting/ to remove blocakges and create channels for our drainage.

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So we see that almost everything actually relates to physics in some way or another. Physics has many real-life applications, for example any time someone drives a car, lifts something heavy or tries to stay warm in the winter. Driving a car requires a basic understanding of the principles of physics, whether the driver is conscious of them or not. For instance, the balance of a car changes as the car accelerates, decelerates or turns. To keep the car on the road, the driver must anticipate these forces acting on the car, make adjustments and we seem to do this without even really thinking about it.

When we turn on the heating in our homes to stay warm in the winter, we are using the principles of physics to understand how to make better use of the heat that is already in our homes. Heat flows via conductive, radiant and convective means and understanding the differences between these will allow an us to insulate a house better. For example, by using ceiling fans someone can make the convective heat flow in a house work to their advantage and also by placing foil behind a radiator to reflect heat back into a room, all this uses physics.

 

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