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Charity of the Month

Charity of the Month
The Royal British Legion Charity of the Month

Friday, 17 September 2021

Daily Routine To Fight Off Depression

Charity of the month

Charity of the month, is month we are going to leave it down to our followers what charity they may or may not want to donate to.

Over the years we have aimed to pick a different local charity that we advertise on our blog and also nationwide and worldwide  when possible.

Over the past years a lot of local charities in your home town have closed; those that are nation wide and world wide have also struggled.

What we found is a lot of them now do not just rely on foot fall, they also have their own online shops, use social media and companies like eBay and Amazon.

So when you have time to think about supporting the wider community where you live or even people national and oversea please consider to take the time to support a charity.

This could be done in a number of ways, thinks like donating unwanted items, making gifts they could sell, buying items, raising money, volunteering your time.

One thing that we do is try to research the charity to make sure they are register and to find out where the money they receive is used for. This information should be accessible or be able to be obtained upon request.

Thank you.


GovUK Information

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/make-sure-you-know-where-your-charity-donations-are-going

Managing Charity Finances

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/managing-charity-finances

How to complain about a Charity.

https://www.gov.uk/complain-about-charity

Other information 

How Charities work?

https://howcharitieswork.com/transparency-and-accountability/charitable-activity/

How are Charities Regulated 

https://howcharitieswork.com/transparency-and-accountability/how-charities-are-regulated/

How Much Do Charities Actually Spend On Good Causes?

https://www.channel4.com/news/factcheck/how-much-charities-spend-good-causes


Other 

eBay Charity Shop Link(s)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/b/Charity/bn_7115162245#:~:text=eBay%20Charity%20Shop%20With%20eBay%27s%20Charity%20Shop%2C%20you,campaigns%20and%20make%20a%20contribution%20with%20every%20purchase.

Thursday, 16 September 2021

September 2021 Budgeting for the rest of 2021

 September 2021 Budgeting for the rest of 2021

Right ok lets go.

The first thing that I have added or made sure works is the link to making a budgeting plan.

I know it may seam like the most easiest thing to do, yet it is something myself I personal struggle with.  

with the changes that we are all like to face over the next few months it would not hurt to think about completing one and keeping on on file.

Most of time when I do this it is an estimated figures that I use.  The fist time you do this task can be quite time consuming and taxing.  Yet it can help and it also means that if you are asked for one in the future you already have on on file. 

On the blog there will be an icon to click on I will check to make sure it works, it should also go to a secure sight.*

*Not all links go to what is called a secure sight so make sure you ani-virus  is up to date on your device you are using.

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Free+Printable+Budget+Planner+Template&form=RESTAB&first=1&tsc=ImageBasicHover

If you any any questions then please contact me.

If you are wanting to find your on budget plans template or information there are a lot of useful details on line now, also at your local library and Citizens Advice Centre.*

*Please note that a lot of line support now days wants you to fill in an on line form.  I personal would rather keep a paper copy.




September 2021 Updating My Blog

 September 2021 Updating My Blog

Right before I move forward I am going to update my blog and make sure that all of the links work and are up to date.


I will also check my pages and posts to make sure that they are all working, up to date and interlink if possible.

Nature and Mental Health - Mental Health Foundation #MentalHealthAwarene...

September 2021 Mental Health "It's Time To Talk"

 Again in the new this week and also on "loose Women" Mental Health, The NSH, GP appointments and operations have been in the new.


Personal the main issues that people are not realizing is money.  We have all now been informed about this new NI Tax that will be coming in 2022.


Yet accessing any medical services is a "post code lottery."


This is why I believe that more information needs to be made public so that people can make the choices that are necessary for their own personal heath and wellbeing; to the best of their abilities.

This information may already be available I do not know, a bit like an Ofsted report for a school.

I know that some property websites can give information about what the area that you are looking to live in can offer, like schools, shops, entertainment, crime rate, I am not sure if they offer NHS service and maybe this is something that should be looked into.

The things we need to try and do for our selves are looking  at 

Births, Marriages  and Death.

Divorce, Dementia, Death

School, collage, University 

Money, savings, loans, Taxes

Health and Wealth

Employment options

Benefit options

Support Services


I have listed then like this and will look at covering them in my blog(s)

Please feel free to comment or request more information.


Also link on the link(s) that I have listed to they may help.

Remember, research is the key, ask for help and do not be afraid to except it.


Stay safe.

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

How to use a Slow cooker to make works of art.

 One of the things that I have been doing with one of my old slow cookers is melting Badyble wax.  I have been doing this to make my own home made fire lighters, scented pine cones, home made candles and scented wax melt. 







Tuesday, 14 September 2021

If You Always Wake Up Between 3 - 5AM, Here's Why

September 2021 What Now?

 What will the rest of 2021 have in store for everyone?


With Covid still on the rise, was have a vaccine really just a smoke screen when the elephant was still in the room? 

Money.

Just like with any war that effect human life and the economy, it goes to think that every country had its onw figure on the cost of human life.  how may could each country afford to let die, how much money could they afford to lose and then make once the cost of a human life was met??

Now I live in the UK so I can only really speak about what was ultimately lost and achieved over the last two years and most of this from my own personal experience and what I have seen and heard.

So I ask myself why?

What have we learned?

What have we gained?

What have we achieved?

I believe that the answers to these questions are [personal ones that we can only ask and answer yourselves.

For me not much changed over this time frame to date and I guess the one thing that I learned it that things I not likely to in the near future either.


Yet this experience would have been different for everyone om a personal level and how we take on board what we may or may not have learned will determine the future,


So for me, my plant for the rest of this year is to live and live each day like it could be my last.

To say I Love You  and try not to end the day on an argument.

Also if possible to try and save a at lest 3 months rent just in case we have another  lockdown.




Monday, 16 August 2021

Redbubble Volksbolts and KABFA Designs

 Redbubble Volksbolts and KABFA Designs


  https://www.redbubble.com/people/KABFA/shop?asc=u


We have been updating our Redbuble account over teh last few weeks now that now products can be designed by our staff and produced.


So if you are loking for a gift for a friend, family member, that extra person in your life and even for your self; then why not few our Redbubble Store.


For more information please contact use direct.

Saturday, 17 July 2021

Up dating information

 Hello thank you for viewing my blog I aim to update every thing over the next few months.  If you have any questions then please ask.

Sunday, 13 June 2021

How do you sell upcycled furniture? (PartOne)

 

How do you sell upcycled furniture? (PartOne)


Over the last year I have been trying to fix my sofa that I brought from a local charity shop about 5 years ago.


Nope due to general wear and tear I am looking at upcycling it instead of sending it to a landfill or taking it apart and reusing the fabric to make some thing new.


But how do I do this and do it right?


So I will look into this and try to break it down


Step one the second-hand sofa.


The fist thing that one should know what dose second-hand mean?


second-hand

[ˌsekəndˈhand]


ADJECTIVE

  1. (of goods) having had a previous owner; not new.

    "a second-hand car"

    synonyms:

    used · old · nearly new · worn · pre-owned · handed-down · castoff · hand-me-down · reach-me-down

  2. (of information or experience) accepted on another's authority and not from original investigation.

    "second-hand knowledge of her country"

    synonyms:

    indirect · secondary · derivative · derived · vicarious

ADVERB

  1. on the basis that something has had a previous owner.

    "tips on the pitfalls to avoid when buying second-hand"

  2. on the basis of what others have said; indirectly.

    "I was discounting anything I heard second-hand"

    synonyms:

    indirectly · at second hand · on the bush/jungle telegraph · on the grapevine


So where can you buy a second hand sofa from?


For the answer to this question I have added link(s) below that you many find use full.


14 of the Best Online Second Hand Furniture Stores (List) - Home Stratosphere


What do I need to know before buying a second-hand sofa?


For the answer to this question I have added link(s) below that you many find use full.


Top Tips For Buying Second Hand Furniture - Preloved UK


Three Tips for Buying Second Hand Furniture Online - Live Free Creative Co


The Ten Commandments of Buying Used Furniture | Apartment Therapy


5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Sofa (thespruce.com)


Avoid These Items When Used Furniture Shopping (thespruce.com)


How do you make sure that you second-hand sofa is safe.


For the answer to this question I have added link(s) below that you many find use full.


Furniture Safety Rules for an Accident Free Home (thespruce.com)


Check the Safety Labels



If you’re buying soft furnishings, be sure to check they have the correct fire safety labels. For example, mattresses should have a label stating compliance with BS 7177.

does upcycled furniture need fire labels - Bing images


Second-hand upholstered furniture | Business Companion


Layout 1 (fira.co.uk)


Why are fire labels important on second-hand sofas?


For the answer to this question I have added link(s) below that you many find use full.


Why are fire labels important? - Reuse Network (reuse-network.org.uk)


Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) Regulations 1988/1989, 1993 and 2010 : Firesafe.org.uk


Where to find a fire label on a sofa


For the answer to this question I have added link(s) below that you many find use full.


Where to Find a Fire Label on a Sofa - Fire Safety Label (gbfoamdirect.co.uk)


What second-hand sofas do not need a fire safety label?


For the answer to this question I have added link(s) below that you many find use full.


The following are excluded from the controls:

  • Furniture made before 1 January 1950

  • materials for upholstery of furniture made before 1 January 1950

  • goods for export


How can I donate a Sofa?


For the answer to this question I have added link(s) below that you many find use full.


Check for fire labels - UK safety standard for upholstered items | BHF




Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Alice in Wonderland Down the Rabbit hole. By Lewis Carroll

 

Alice in Wonderland Down the Rabbit hole. By Lewis Carroll


Chapter I: Down the Rabbit-Hole - Alice-in-Wonderland.net



it is the 24th May 2021 and once again I have had a fight with my ex. It always seam that when people fight they always seam to fight about about the same things.


Death and Taxes

Family and Friends

Property and money


Where should we go on holiday this year? Should we take the kids? Should we kennel the dog? Should we get some to house sit?


Over the last almost two years the world that we once knew is no more.


Ever since I was young I have wanted to be self-employed and run my own business I am now almost 40 and I should may be look at making a B-movie or sitcom of how many times I have failed.


Also I know is that I can not take one more shitty course on how to become self employed where some mild-aged person stands in front of a slid show.


Showing you that if you do A, B, C then you will get to D and be a millionaire with in three years.


So what do I do?


All I know it that I have had 101 and Jobs since leaving high school and now I am a full time mother to three child.


Who love to say “I hate you mum!”


So what so I do?


How do I move forward with out having to take 10 steps back and going down the “Rabbit Hole” like am “Alice in Wonderland.?” By Lewis Carroll alice in wonderland - Bing


Monday, 1 February 2021

Stick to what you know

 

Stick to what you know


What I have always found over time is to stick to what you know.


One of the things that I have always try to sick to is keeping things Plain and Simple. Today there are so many ways to achieve things especially with up to day technology, *CAD and 3D Printing etc any thing is possible.


But yet the skills of being able to use a piece of paper and a pencil are being lost.


So many people are jumping in to buying the new tech on the market only to sell it a month later due to it sitting in a corner of the room and not being used or not knowing how to use it in the first place.


One thing that I am trying to get more into his 3D Printing, *CAD, Graphics Art and Design.


Since home schooling my children we have spent most days just sitting on the floor with mega blocks and building things or, painting with paper, making play dough and mod-rock..


I miss this, not working with my hands, holding an object, seeing it come to life in front of you.


In the IT world you work backwards you have to see the 3D object and design it before being able to physically touch it.


This is something that I struggle with. I can plot out a template to make a box on paper using graph paper but not on a computer screen using *CAD soft where.


* CAB (Computer Aided Design.)

Where is my HeArt Now?

 

Where is my HeArt Now?


Over the last few years I have really been trying to get back into my art.


The now thing that I do not like doing is mass produced products where you are paid fro a piece of art work per unit.


One thing that I have always loved is the opportunity to make one off pieces of art work that people can enjoy.


The only problem with that is that nothing is ever really unique or one offers any more.


Where ever you look at great works of art you can now find copies of them on pretty much any thing in the world.


So what I have chosen today is to keep all of the original pieces of art work that I have created at this moment in time just for myslef and I am looking at sell photos of them on line.


I am also looking at selling a few one off pieces of work again in the future but not until I have built up my portfolio of work first.