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If you’re a first-time buyer, chances are you’ll be the proud owner of a mismatch of hand-me-down furniture. It may not be your décor of choice but, with a tight budget to play with, you make do with what you have. (more…)

Originally posted 2016-06-29 19:15:44. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Maria Montessori, creator of the Montessori education method, believed that every child should have a room set up in a way that they could reach everything themselves and be able to learn by doing. What an amazing woman, don’t you think?

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Originally posted 2015-08-28 05:50:19. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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The holidays are quickly approaching. Do you know the recommended deadlines for shipping your holiday packages?

It’s already the middle of November, and once Thanksgiving is over, the holiday chaos really begins from hectic Christmas shopping to frantically writing holiday cards and standing in long lines at the post office to send packages and cards to out-of town loved ones.  Different continents, including the UK, Europe, and North America have recommended ship dates and other holiday packaging tips so you don’t feel as overwhelmed. (more…)

Originally posted 2014-11-25 03:58:38. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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This video game is based on the Star Wars movies. The first in the series of games was launched in 2004 by LucasArts and was an instant hit. The video game has versions for play on different devices. Star wars Battlefront Mobile squadron for mobile devices as the name suggests and the Elite Squadron for handheld game consoles. EA released their version of Star Wars Battlefront in November of 2015 and it has been a hit.  (more…)

Originally posted 2016-02-26 16:34:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Sometimes, escaping the capital after a hard day of work is the best way of keeping up a good quality of life. Living in London most definitely has its advantages, from being close to some of the world’s most iconic architecture, to seeing incredible concerts and immersing yourself in the ‘pop-up’ culture that has become so popular in East London. (more…)

Originally posted 2014-12-17 04:19:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Alongside divorce and bereavement, moving house is often said to be one of the most stressful things that people can do. One of the worst things about relocating to a new home is having to pack up all your belongings. However, the following simple tips should help to make this mammoth task that little bit easier. (more…)

Originally posted 2014-10-10 11:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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1. Skipton to Bolton Abbey, North Yorkshire
Picnic spot Bolton Abbey
The National Cycle Network takes you east from the bustling market town of Skipton with its impressive castle and regular outdoor market, through the beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Dales. Arriving at the magnificent ruins of Bolton Abbey, search out a quiet spot by the river for a picnic.
Start and finish Skipton railway station
The route 7 miles each way on quiet country roads, the route is hilly in places. Exit Skipton station, turn right and follow the main street to the top of the town, and at the roundabout bear right. After half a mile turn left on the road signed Embsay. Once in Embsay, climb the hill past the historic steam railway and turn right at the village shop and post office. Follow signs to Bolton Abbey along quiet country lanes with scenic views all the way.

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Originally posted 2016-01-21 10:30:31. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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There are many destinations offering fantastic cultural experiences dotted around Europe and many of us would like to visit as many as possible, for a weekend trip or longer. (more…)

Originally posted 2015-09-25 09:13:56. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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What is Chinking?

Chinking is the material that fills the gap between logs in a log home.

A properly built Scandinavian ‘Chinkless’ style of log home will have no chinking at all (thus the name ‘Scandinavian Chinkless’ rather than “Scandinavian Chinked”).

The Saddle Notch, Butt and Pass, and Dovetail (or Appalachian style) will all have chinking.

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Originally posted 2015-11-26 13:51:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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When planning a photo shoot for the winter, it may be a great idea to look at how you can use the season in your snaps, for maximum effect. This is a great way to add a personal element to your photos too, and you could even use them to send out as holiday cards if you’re pleased with the result! (more…)

Originally posted 2014-11-21 05:32:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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