Posted in back to school, Explore the world, Family, history, Life, life skills, parent blogger

Learning, books and Ipads

When I was younger, there wasn’t Google, Yahoo or ask jeeves to search your research we used books.

Everything now a days you can find out from searching the Internet, whether that’s from your phone, tablet, laptop or computer. Everything is at the touch of a button.
Even some schools  relay on Internet for children to search for information if they are doing a project. 

This got me thinking about when Bear and Bell start to research for projects or wanting to find out more about something they have learnt at school. Will I allow them to just jump on the Ipad and search what they want to know, or will I encourage them to find a book and read from there what they need to know… 

As you may know if you follow my twitter and Instagram I love books, and I mean LOVE books,  I really wish I had a bigger place so I could start my own library, with a comfy chair and some lovely cushions… I can dream.. anyway what was I saying…

So you may of gathered by now I would 100% encourage them to read books to find out the information they need. 

Why will limit the amount of time let them use the tablets? 

Technology devises give of small amounts of radiation, which isn’t good for anybody! 

It encourages poor posture and strains the eyes.

It over excites the brain! Which then would make the children not be able to fall asleep easily.

You can get so many different books to find out information, you can get books from places you visit, books for helping learn maths, about your body, flap books, feely books the list goes on and on.

And reading a book is so much more beneficial then sitting on a tablet/Ipad, as you can’t guarantee the correct spellings or punctuation on the website! Maybe I am such a book worm that I really hope that one day Bell and Bear will love reading as much as I do.

Posted in history, hospital, parent blogger, thoughtfullness, vaccines

Vaccine Series Part 2 The chicken Pox vaccine

In the UK we can now privately get the chicken pox vaccine it costs around £300-450 for one injection and you need two. So that would cost £600-900 or more depending on how many children you have and also if you have the money to spare! Mine would cost £1,800 if I got my children vaccinated.

What is chicken pox? 

It is a infectious disease which causes a mild fever and a rash of inflamed pimples, which blister and then loose scabs. It mainly effects children.

The signs for chicken pox are

Feeling sick, high temperature, feeling aches, headache and loss of appetite. The usual symptoms are difficulty breathing and signs of dehydration. 

So why is there a vaccine for Chicken pox when many children and adults tend to feel unwell for a maximum of a week, the vaccine is a live vaccine and contains a small amount of weakened chicken pox virus and the vaccine stimulates the immune system to produce antibodies that will help protect..It also contains a small amount of DNA 

Anybody else feeling a bit wary that you are actually being vaccinated with the live virus of chicken pox and human DNA when in reality you may not even carry the virus. It will apparently help develop the immunity against chicken pox. 

Yes people and children could die from chicken pox but this is very rare and work the cases usually involves the children having calpol which stops the fever, which helps the body fighting of infections, not the right diet to help fight the virus. The fever is the body’s way of helping get rid of the virus. 

The vaccine contains animal blood from animals which have been killed for meat, the sodium phosphate is used to stop any allergic reactions, there is also human DNA in vaccines. 

So my theory is the vaccine isn’t worth doing. Yes it may protect but it may not protect, especially since the death toll without the vaccine has dropped from 20 a year to 2-3 a year and this is before the vaccine program started in the UK.

So please think before you vaccine do your research and make your own choice.  

Posted in Adventure, Explore the culture, history, Kent Family, Local life, National trust, New Blogger, parent blogger, past life, pbloggeruk, summer holidays

A spooky Moment …

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We had a lovely morning out at a National trust Property  recently . It was lovely dry but slightly windy day.

We had a lovely wonder around the gardens and through the woodland walk which isn’t buggy friendly but that is my personal view.

Whilst there we had a Ice cream in the coffee shop and a wander around the big lake as Bear call’s it. (more like a huge pond!)

Whilst we were walking over the bridge, you cant access the other side as its closed off. I heard somebody sounded like a Male voice ask how I was in a old fashioned way. I called out Hello anybody there twice and nobody answered. Nobody was about unless they were hiding behind the hedge but once we walked back over the bridge I looked back to the Island and nobody was there. I even asked Bear and Bell if they heard the voice and they looked at me like I was going mad!

The house we visited was home to Sir Winston Churchill. Who was the British Prime minster between 1940-1945 and again 1951-1955.

He was also a Officer in the British Army and was also a honorary citizen of America.

Now please do not get me wrong, I believe in Ghosts, Witches and all things spiritual. But this is the 1st time I have actually heard someone’s voice and not even known who it belonged to. It has really intrigued me to find out some more History of the National trust property, from who also lived there pre- Winston Churchill and after Winston Churchill .

Do you believe in Ghosts?

Posted in history, Kent Family, New Blogger, parent blogger

What Brexit means to me

If you don’t already know the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union. And also where have you been? 

Before the vote I was very adamant that we should leave the EU. After speaking to a small girl (I was babysitting she is also in secondery school) she tried to presuade me to vote stay. After thinking about it over night I asked on my local mums Facebook page. It reached over 1,000 comments and no idea how many likes in total for comments and likes for my actual post. It was very strange to see so many nice comments from both sides. It certainly made me realise that I was actually listing more to the media than finding out the real facts. 

I found myself thinking more and more about how I should vote and what would be best for my family.

If I voted to stay in the EU, Bell and Bear would have the opportunity to travel Europe without visas and attended college, university and live anywhere in the EU. 

We would have support from other countries. 

We would have a great import and export.

More business’s would want to come and have offices here.

And more importantly the amount the pound cost wouldn’t plummet. 

If I voted to leave the EU it would mean Bell and Bear wouldn’t have the opportunity to study and live in Europe freely they would have to apply for visas. 

We won’t be able to travel freely around Europe.

The pound may plummet. 

Businesses may leave London with the uncertainly of how we will cope being out the EU

People may loose their jobs.

the list can go on and on.

We have now had our vote and many people have voted to leave the European Union. Why? Many people have most probably been listing to media and saying it will make our country safer and the immigrants and migrants will be sent back home. But who knows what the main reason is.

I have friends who are from European countries and as we haven’t started the exit of the EU, article 50 is yet to be signed, there is so much uncertainly in what is going to happen. 

Am I worried? I am a bit but I am a firm beliver that what is ment to be will be and that what ever happens as a nation, a country and as the world it will make us stronger as a country and we will over come any challenges there are in the future.

 

Posted in Explore the culture, Explore the world, Family, history, Life, New Blogger, parent blogger, past life

Inhertitance 


One of the amazing men who I miss dearly is my grandfather. I was just 3/4 years old when he passed away. 

My favourite memory is of him mixing chocolate moose into a smooth texture and feeding it to me. 

My grandfather was (I am lead to believe) was born without any legs. There was a national campain to raise funds for “some legs” and he was in the local paper and national paper. 

He worked for the Minstry of defence and he even met the Queen when she visited his work.

The place he worked is now being turned into a housing development.

My cousin and her partner got the coin collection and we got the fabulous stamp collection. All the stamps are pretty 1985 and from all over the world. Some of the countries I haven’t even heard of so I will be reading up on what they are currently called and will be logging them down.

I think some date back to the war! 

It’s amazing looking at them and seeing how the images of stamps have changed over the years.

I don’t think the stamps will be worth anything but I won’t be selling them anyway they are far to precious to sell on to somebody else. Unless it is worth millions and millions of pounds but I don’t think they will!