K Elizabeth

Family • Wellbeing • Adventure

Thursday 22 February 2024

Restoring Antique Silver Candlesticks: A DIY Guide

In the last few years, I have been leaning toward ensuring that I'm living more environmentally friendly. From buying most of my wardrobe preloved on sites like Vinted, and buying second-hand furniture through to finding hidden treasures at the auction house (which happens to be on my doorstep). Previously, I lived my life through trends and always wanted the latest "things" but it just doesn't excite me in the way that it used to and I'm a sucker for making my money go further. Today,  I'm thrilled to share with you a passion project of mine: restoration. It's something my Grandad and GreatGrandad both did religiously, we would take broken items to them and give them an hour or two pottering in their garages/sheds they would always bring back our very much loved items fixed and looking like new. One area that I'm really interested in is restoring silver, be it jewellery or items like Candlesticks. Whether you've inherited a set from generations past or stumbled upon a hidden gem at a flea market, bringing life back to these exquisite pieces can be a fulfilling endeavour. So, roll up your sleeves and let's dive into the world of DIY restoration of items such as silver candlesticks!


Friday 16 February 2024

Sleep Well, Mum: A Comprehensive Review of Simba's Hybrid Mattress Topper and Duvet Cover for Busy Mums

As a busy mum of two and a full-time educator, I understand firsthand the demanding nature of balancing multiple responsibilities. In the whirlwind of daily life, it's easy for sleep to take a backseat. However, neglecting sleep can have far-reaching consequences on both physical and mental wellbeing. Recently, Simba reached out to me and asked if I would like to review their Hybrid Topper and Hybrid Duvet Cover and with life seemingly so full on right now it's something I definitely wanted to explore. 

The Hybrid Topper is designed to transform any mattress in an instant with a comfort-boosting mattress topper. Unlike a more traditional memory foam mattress topper, our innovative design combines up to 2,500 ingenious Aerocoil® springs and a layer or open-cell Simbatex® foam to keep you cooler and more cushioned. This is something that I was immediately drawn to because if you've ever had a memory foam mattress you know that sometimes they can trap the heat which has actually disturbed my sleep in the past. But thankfully this is not the case with this cleverly designed topper. 


Wednesday 14 February 2024

Helping Your Child Fulfil their Academic Potential

Every parent dreams of seeing their child thrive academically, but unlocking their full potential requires more than just providing textbooks and stationery. It demands a holistic approach that encompasses both emotional and intellectual development. Continue reading as we will explore key strategies and practical tips to help your child fulfil their academic potential.

Creating a Supportive Environment:
This independent school in the West Midlands recommends establishing a conducive learning atmosphere at home is fundamental. Ensure a quiet and well-lit study space, free from distractions. Encourage open communication about school experiences, offering your child a safe space to share their challenges and successes. This supportive environment fosters a positive attitude towards learning.


The Benefits of Hiring a Private Tutor

In the ever-evolving landscape of education, the role of private tutors has gained prominence as students seek personalised and targeted learning experiences. Private tutoring goes beyond traditional classroom settings, offering unique advantages that cater to individual needs. In this blog, we'll explore the various benefits of hiring a private tutor and how this investment can significantly impact a student's academic journey.


Tuesday 13 February 2024

A Parent's Guide to A Levels

As a parent, navigating your child's academic journey through A Levels can be both exciting and challenging. A Levels, or Advanced Level examinations, mark a crucial stage in your child's education, serving as a bridge between high school and university. In this guide, we will explore key aspects of A Levels and provide valuable insights to help you support your child on their path to success.


Saturday 10 February 2024

Your Ultimate Guide to Family Skiing: Tips for Taking Your First Ski Trip

Are you ready to embark on an exhilarating family adventure? Taking your loved ones on their first skiing trip can be an unforgettable experience filled with laughter, bonding, and plenty of snowy fun. I have enjoyed skiing holidays in the past and I can not wait to take my own children very soon! We've waited until they were a little older and had some experience on a dry slope to get the basics but age does not need to come into it - I have seen lots of tots rock the slopes so even if you have young children a ski holiday is perfect for the whole family.


Thursday 8 February 2024

Outdoor Adventures: Where Challenges Become Opportunities

Ah, the great outdoors! A vast expanse where the Wi-Fi is weak, but the connections are strong. It's the only place where you can truly test your mettle against nature, push your limits, and discover that challenges are just opportunities in disguise, whether it's scaling a rugged mountain, navigating the twists and turns of a rushing river, or simply finding balance on a 10ft Trampoline, the wild calls to those eager for adventure and personal growth.

The Thrill of the Climb: Mountain Adventures Await

Mountain adventures are the epitome of outdoor challenges, offering a blend of physical exertion, mental stamina, and the rewards of breathtaking views. Imagine yourself at the base of a towering peak, the summit hidden by swirling mists and the path ahead a puzzle of rocks and roots. With every step, the mountain tests your resolve, but the joy of reaching the top is unparalleled. It's not just about conquering the mountain; it's about overcoming the doubts within and realising that the journey is as important as the destination.

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