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Fostering is one of the best journeys a person can take. It gives vulnerable children a warm and caring home – one that keeps them safe and secure. It’s not an easy thing to do, though, and even the best parents in the world struggle with fostering at times. But the good times certainly outweigh the more challenging aspects of the work, and seeing a child happy is the ultimate reward. But as a single parent, you might wonder what it means to take on that responsibility without a partner.

Can You Be a Foster Parent If You Are Single?

Being a single person doesn’t affect your fostering ability. If you are kind, caring, and compassionate, and have enough love to give to a child in need then you certainly have the foundations of a great foster parent.

There are some things that you will need to consider when thinking about fostering though. This includes your work and whether you can fit this in around fostering, whether you have a strong support network of friends and family around you, and if you have a spare bedroom in your home that is comfortable and warm, and always available to a child in your care.

There’s lots to think about but one important piece of advice to anyone who is considering embarking on this incredible career is to never just assume that you wouldn’t be able to foster. Speak to a fostering agency or your local authority and they will be able to offer tailored advice around your personal circumstances.

If you think you want to foster as a single parent, it’s crucial to understand what it entails. Read on to learn more.

Fostering Becomes Your Career

When two people decide to foster, often one of them can stay in full-time work, depending on their situation. As a single parent, however, the chances are you will need to make fostering your full-time career. If you have a job, you might need to consider leaving it to take up fostering full time. For some, that is a plus, as you get to do what you love from the comfort of your own home, which often means spending more time with your own children too. Plus, you’ll receive a generous financial support package to help cover the costs of caring for a child as well as provide you with a professional fee for your hard work and dedication.

Your Support Network is Crucial

A solid support network is crucial when caring for vulnerable children and young people. You’ll quickly learn just how important the support from your family and friends is when you become a foster parent, even more so when you’re doing it alone. Luckily, though, becoming a foster parent naturally builds a support network. You will have your social worker to talk to, as well as a close community of other foster parents. If you need help, reach out!

Fostering is Always a Challenge

You can’t expect every moment as a foster parent to be easy. That’s not just because you are a single parent, though – it’s because being a parent is always challenging! Whether you’re looking after an infant, pre-teen, or teenager, there will be obstacles. As long as you go into the fostering journey without any expectations and you are ready and willing to work through the challenging parts, you will make an excellent foster parent.

Experience with Children is Helpful but not Essential

You don’t even need to have raised children of your own to foster, although some experience with children is beneficial. As a single foster parent, you will have a lot on your plate, after all, from managing meals to supporting your child in school, and everything in between. If you have no experience at all, you might find it useful to volunteer at your local Scouts group or something similar, so you can build up your skills and confidence around children. Plus, there’s lots of training to complete too.

It’s An Extremely Rewarding Experience

While fostering is not a walk in the park, it is an extremely rewarding experience. You will get to change a young person’s life, and in the process, they may also change yours. If you think you can do it, contact Fosterplus for more information. Your fostering journey is one you won’t regret.

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The Roomba i3+ robot vacuum was a gift from iRobot. All views my own.

One of the only times I lament being single is when I’m doing boring household chores like vacuuming or putting out the bins. It’s because in my mind a husband would be someone with whom I could share housework equally, someone who would say ‘I noticed the kitchen floor needed a clean so be careful in case it’s still wet’ and ‘don’t be silly, put your feet up, I’ll take the cats for their vaccinations, I already made the appointment.’

And then I laugh cynically to myself because I remember that actually being in a relationship wouldn’t be like that at all. Being in a relationship, in my experience at least, involves waiting weeks for your partner to vaguely LOOK in the direction of the kitchen floor, seething quietly with resentment, and then doing it yourself, loudly, to make a point.

Much better just to get a robot vacuum, do away with the bitterness AND get to watch what you want on the TV.

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My robot vacuum even matches my carpet – how chic!

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I was gifted these noise cancelling earbuds from QuietOn. All opinions my own.

On Thursday morning I am off on the first leg of a two month long tour. That sounds terribly fancy, like I might actually be famous or something, so I should hastily add that it’s not my tour – I’m just the host for Gill Sims.* I say ‘just the host’ but really it’s a pivotal role right? I’m sure Michael Parkinson wouldn’t call himself just a host, and obviously that’s the sort of interview skills we’re going to be looking at it, given that I’ve never done it before.

(Can you tell from that slightly frantic introduction that I’m a bit nervous??)

*Takes a deep, soothing breath*

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been making packing lists and bulk buying dog food and fretting about Belle and obviously taking on more work than I can physically fit in, and it’s all going fine, tra la la la la. One of the things on my packing list is, rather conveniently, a nifty product I’ve just been sent to try out from QuietOn – the QuietOn 3 active noise cancelling earbuds.

They come in this dinky little carry case – isn’t it adorable?

QuietOn noise cancelling earbuds

One of my biggest worries about the tour, aside from the obvious concerns like making a fool of myself on stage and drinking too much and having to be Parkinson with a hangover, is sleep. Sleep doesn’t exactly come easily to me at the best of times, and since having children – i.e. the last 27 years – I’ve been a light and restless sleeper, easily woken by small noises. This is fine of course when your kids are babies and you need to be alert for lions and what not, but when one is 19 and the other doesn’t even live at home anymore, it feels like a bit of a pointless skill.

Sleeping away from home can be even worse – I’m always alert for new noises, and traffic can be a real issue. I like sleeping with the window open and can do this at home because we live somewhere quiet, but away from home, in large cities, I’m not going to be waking up to birdsong and a babbling brook am I?

(Note we don’t have a babbling brook at home, I’d just like one.)

Well, I don’t need to worry about that now do I? Thanks to QuietOn I should be looking at quiet, restful sleep whichever Premier Inn I rock up at.  View Post

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I spent a very satisfying 20 minutes in bed this morning with Charlie.

I know, sounds saucy doesn’t it? I haven’t taken a fast but efficient lover though, I was actually discovering some NEWS. I say it in capitals because really THE NEWS is not my thing. For a while a few years ago I thought I would try to take an interest and so I set my alarm to wake me up to Radio 4, but after a few weeks I was just so depressed. The awful news seeping into my subconscious from around the world was just too much.

Over the last couple of years it’s become even harder to take anything positive away from the news – it’s been a literal daily death count – and as a form of self-preservation I’ve had to step away completely. I have too much to manage in my own life, I don’t feel able to soak up everything else around me, especially when it’s stuff I can’t do anything about. I’m sure I’m not the only one who finds the news overwhelming?

The downside of filtering out all news of course is that you can feel like a bit of an idiot when people are talking about something big, that clearly everyone in the world knows about but you. ‘Ukraine?’ you say, ‘something going on with them is it?’

Okay, so it’s not quite that bad, but it definitely leaves you feeling ignorant, in all senses of the word when it’s a humanitarian issue.

How do you filter the news though? How can you make sure you have an awareness of what’s going on but still preserve your sanity? How do you pick out the stories that interest you without getting swamped in bad news?

Cue Charlie – your personal journalist.

Charlie is an AI bot who helps you sift through the news in a neutral, healthy way, giving you a selection of headlines and letting you find out more about any that take your interest. It’s a bit like having a partner sat in bed next to you, scrolling the news sites so that you don’t have to. They pick out things that might interest you and read out highlights, sparing you all of the anxiety inducing doom and gloom clickbait that news sites use to increase traffic and revenue.

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why choose vintage jewelry

Wearing jewelry can help improve your overall look. Apart from wearing the best clothes, accessorizing them with some embellishments can elevate your outfit while also allowing you to feel good.

Vintage jewelry is getting more popular each day for a reason. Apart from completing any ensemble, they have an uncanny ability to attract anyone’s attention with their understated elegance and vintage appeal.

Because they’re unique, they can tell various stories, as each piece has a tale behind it. Vintage jewelry can come in many exciting pieces. Have you ever seen an art-deco neckpiece with Asscher cut diamonds? Or how about a Victorian-style pearl necklace with an oval pendant? It must be a showstopper, right?

Listed below are some reasons to buy vintage jewelry:  

Benefits of vintage jewelry

  • There Is A Story Behind Each Piece 

One of the best-selling points for vintage jewelry is its story. Since they were produced in ancient times, there could be reasons why they were designed that way and which events they were associated with. 

It could be a piece of jewelry that your great grandparents wore during their wedding ceremony or something that was designed during the Great Gatsby era. With the stories behind each piece, you can guarantee that they’re priceless. 

As vintage jewelry holds plenty of memories, it could be a great conversation starter whenever you’re at a party. You could tell a tale about the adventures of your vintage jewelry and what you’d have to go through to acquire it. Who knows, maybe it came from your great-great-grandparents finding their way back to you.  

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  • Better Handmade Quality 

Vintage jewelry is usually handmade since there weren’t many machines that could help produce jewelry back in the day. Seeing the intricate details and craftsmanship of handcrafted jewelry is what makes it so valuable. 

You might even see some imperfections from hammering a piece flatly or even how they try to rope a gemstone in place to ensure security and stability. With vintage jewelry, you can guarantee that it’s sturdy for a long time of use. If you’re the type who appreciates all kinds of art, opting for vintage jewelry would always be the best choice. 

Vintage jewelry is another form of craft in an embellished form. As you see a great piece, you can observe its superb craftsmanship and how each element was designed to create a unique style that echoes the exquisite taste of that forgotten era. It’ll be an excellent piece for your vintage collection.  

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  • Unique Design 

Since vintage jewelry is handmade, there would be no exactly alike pieces. Since no piece of machinery can automatically produce any piece of jewelry in an instant, people back then needed to manipulate and control each piece to create their desired finish. 

Each hammer manually creates a different mold and shape. With that, you can ensure that your vintage jewelry is unique and like no other.  

Depending on the piece of vintage jewelry you’ve acquired, there might be a time when it’s custom-made for a significant person. Not only that, it’ll hold great memories, but great stories as well. 

There’s also specific symbolism for designs because they must represent something. This will give the jewelry a purpose and not just something great to look at.  

  • Environmentally-Friendly 

Since you’re purchasing second-hand jewelry, you can help to save the environment as you’re saving the dumpsite from adding waste. Apart from reducing waste, you can also help minimize some unnecessary mining and manufacturing for gold and gems, which you might end up selling or passing on to your future generation. 

Moreover, mining and manufacturing metals can also contribute to air pollution as they need heavy equipment to finish the job. With vintage jewelry, you’re not increasing the need for mining and manufacturing, but rather taking advantage of what’s already been produced. 

  • Statement Piece 

Most jewelry today is modern and shiny. While contemporary jewelry can enhance your look, the allure of vintage pieces involves respect and admiration. What great fun it would be to match your modern clothes with vintage jewelry. It’s a great piece that will go harmoniously with any outfit.  

There’s plenty of vintage jewelry that you could choose as a statement piece. You can either play with it and add more pieces to your ensemble, like a necklace, ring, bracelet, or earrings, and make yourself feel like royalty

Furthermore, don’t be afraid to mix and match modern and vintage pieces to create a balanced and earthly look. It’ll be a great combination that will make you look and feel good.  

The Verdict 

Buying vintage jewelry is more than just an old piece. It holds plenty of memories and appreciates the craftsmanship of a bygone era. It will feel like you’re wearing classic art right on top of your skin. Moreover, they don’t cost too much, making them a great buy and also helping to improve your overall look.  

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Gifts are among the best ways of expressing your love and good wishes to friends and family. But, finding the perfect gift can often be a daunting task. There’s an easy solution, though: Get them a personalised gift.

First of all, custom-made gifts are anything but random. They reflect the care you took in gift selection. They come in a wide variety so there’s something for everyone.

If you’re still wondering whether a personalised gift is a good idea, here are some reasons why you should go for it.

  1. Personalised Gifts are Unique

Imagine spending hours choosing the perfect gift for your friend, only to learn that they already own something similar. Getting a personalised item with their name or initials printed on it is a one of a kind gift that won’t lead to such disappointments.

  1. They Reflect Your Thoughtfulness

The size, type, or price of a gift doesn’t matter; the thought behind it does. When you present someone with a personalised gift, it shows that you put a lot of thought into getting the person something they would love. Such gifts are likely to be seen as distinctive because you chose them with the recipient in mind.

  1. They are Suitable For All Occasions

Whether it’s a birthday party, a wedding, or an anniversary celebration, personalised gifts are suitable for all types of events. That’s because there isn’t any limit to the things you can get personalised for you. You can get creative with almost anything you want, from small items like pens and key chains to diaries, photo frames, cushions, and coffee mugs. And the best part, you can also include a meaningful message for the recipient as a special touch.

  1. They Will Be Cherished Forever

Things like flowers, chocolates, or accessories may work well as gift items, but they aren’t likely to have a lasting impression. But it’s different when it comes to a personalised gift specially tailored for someone you love. The fact that you went through the hassle of choosing the perfect photograph or message to imprint on the gift is sure to touch their hearts, and they will treasure the present forever.

  1. They are Perfect for Everyone

Personalised gifts are the best choice, no matter who the recipient is. Be it a friend, a cousin, grandparents or your teacher, personalised gifts are for everyone. After all, who wouldn’t be thrilled to get a gift that features their name or photo on it?

So there you have it — some of the most compelling reasons why you should opt for personalisation in gift giving. It is a wonderful gesture that shows them the deep affection and respect that you have for them. And the best part is that buying the best personalised gifts Australia has to offer isn’t too difficult. There are many reputable online stores that stock an incredible variety of gifts that you can customise for your loved ones and have them delivered anywhere across the country.

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Cockroaches – just thinking about these insects scuttling through your home is enough to make anyone’s skin crawl.

Unfortunately, roaches are one of the most common pests, and they are notoriously difficult to get rid of when you have an infestation. So, if you see one in your home, you need to act fast.

Read on to discover how to get rid of roaches and what you can do to prevent them from taking up residence in the first place.

About Cockroaches

Cockroaches thrive in warm and humid environments, and they seek shelter, water, and food at night.

There are two main types of common cockroaches in the U.S., the American cockroach, and the German cockroach. While both types of cockroaches are active year-round, American cockroaches are usually larger and darker in color.

Getting Rid of Cockroaches Yourself

When you spot cockroaches in your home, you have a few options to get rid of them. The first step is eliminating the food and water attracting them.

Once you’ve removed their food source, you should focus on exterminating the existing roaches and preventing any more from coming in.

Clean the House and Remove Their Food Supply

Because cockroaches are attracted to food and clutter, cleaning and decluttering your home is the best way to keep their populations at bay. Make sure your home isn’t a roach magnet by cleaning up any spills and food crumbs as soon as they happen, and do your dishes immediately and put them away.

Sweep, mop, and vacuum your house often, clean all your cabinets thoroughly (including under the sink), scrub all your appliances, and wash all your garbage cans. Don’t let trash accumulate, and invest in tight-fitting lids.

Because roaches can squeeze into cardboard boxes, keep all your food (cereal, sugar, and grains) in airtight containers. Store your pet food in a sealed container, and don’t neglect to empty and clean your pet’s bowls frequently.

Glue Traps

In areas where you have high cockroach activity, lay out glue traps so you can monitor the severity of the infestation and whether your cleaning efforts are working. The best places for glue traps are in the space between appliances and the floor, behind toilets, and under sinks.

The more roaches you find on the glue strips, the more severe the infestation.

Eliminate Clutter and Block Entry Points

Throw out all the clutter serving as the roaches’ shelter – cardboard boxes, stacks of paper, and accumulated junk.

Then, inspect your home for any possible entry points. Seal up any cracks or gaps in walls, window frames, and doors. While you’re at it, make sure you eliminate any standing water and don’t have any leaky plumbing.

Set Bait Traps

Bait traps for cockroaches are designed to attract roaches and trap them. Chemical cockroach bait stations contain an insecticide that resembles food. Roaches will take the bait, eat it, and return to their nests – taking the deadly insecticide with them.

Boric Acid

A popular home remedy for cockroaches is boric acid. Mix equal amounts of the boric acid with confectioner’s sugar and flour, then knead the mixture into dough. Place marble-sized balls of the mixture in strategic places around your home. The sugar and flour attract the cockroaches, and the boric acid kills them.

Professional Pest Control

If you have a severe infestation or are worried about how harmful commercial pesticides are for your family and pets, call a professional exterminator to deal with the problem for you.

A pest control specialist will conduct a thorough inspection, come up with an effective plan, and provide a long-term and ongoing solution.

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Great! After a lot of contemplation, you have finally decided to learn to ride and booked your motorbike training! The next step includes collecting protective gear. It brings one question – what essential gear should you buy to protect yourself from injuries, accidents, and other road mishaps? 

Road accidents are common, and they do not come with a warning. It is better to prepare and protect yourself with the essential protective gear and ensure you are safe while riding your bike on busy or rough terrains. 

Being kitted out properly with the right protective gear offers you safety from elements, noise, and anything that might strike your way. Wearing essential motorbike gear is not only essential for adults but kids too. If you are introducing your little one to the world of motorbikes, ensure to buy good-quality kids’ motorbike gear for them and then teach them to ride. 

In either case, deciding what to wear while setting out on the road may be crucial. Here is the essential protective gear you must include in your kit. 

Motorbike Helmet 

A motorbike helmet is the essential protective accessory to buy. Many countries have introduced strict laws regarding the helmet, and if you are not found wearing it, you may have to pay a hefty fine. 

Helmets protect your head and brain from injury. While buying this accessory, ensure to pick a product that conforms to the suitable regulatory standard. Buy from a reputable brand, check the material and overall construction of the helmet, and wear it even if you are covering a shorter distance. 

Motorbike Jacket 

Just like protection for your head, you need protection for your body too. As a new rider, there are many choices for protective clothing. You can base your decision around the style and look you want while shopping for a jacket. 

Buy a jacket fitted with armour. It includes shoulder and elbow protectors to safeguard your body parts from injuries. Some jackets also offer a back protector, and buying them will always work in your favour. Check the CE ratings for clothing to ensure they are made in good quality. 

Motorbike Gloves 

Gloves constitute an essential piece of the motorcycle gear kit. Thus, do not turn a blind eye to them while shopping for the gear. Choose the ones that fit you snugly so that changing clutches don’t feel uncomfortable. 

Buying a pair of waterproof gloves is a great idea, especially if you engage in off-road biking on various terrains. Check for knuckle and scaphoid protection while shopping for them. 

Motorbike Boots 

Another must-have protection gear you should not give a second thought to buying is motorbike boots. Many new riders overlook the importance of boots, which increases their chances of catching long-term injuries in their feet and ankles. We urge you not to commit this mistake. 

Buy a pair of boots that not only covers your feet but ankles too. Choose dedicated motorcycle boots that offer much more protection in the event of a crash. When you buy boots, some of the features to look for are armour for the inside and outside of the ankle, reinforced toe, and heel. Buy waterproof boots that have a breathable membrane in their construction. 

Goggles 

While riding in a windy or smoky environment, it is essential to protect your eyes. It is when you will realize the importance of goggles. Basic sunglasses are not designed to withstand high impact. They do not fit snugly against your face either. 

Ensure you buy goggles dedicated to motorbiking to enjoy extreme protection to your eyes. 

Takeaway 

The aforementioned protective gear ensures that you do not shift your focus on your safety and enjoy riding the bike while they take care of protecting you against the odds of the roads. Shop for them now!  

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I was talking to my brother-in-law this week about the importance of joy, and was telling him about how much joy I can take from the very smallest of things. ‘Honestly,’ I said, ‘I can go to bed excited about having a nice cup of coffee the next morning.’

And it’s true. The ritual of either spending time making myself a cup of good coffee or treating myself to one somewhere out and about is a seemingly small thing that can have a huge impact. Factor in meeting up with a friend or family member to share your coffee with and it takes on even more significance. Suddenly that simple cup of coffee has become an experience, an opportunity to exchange news, to share worries and to feel closer to someone. I’ve definitely felt that over the last couple of years during lockdowns, when so many of my meetups with friends have been spent walking through parks, our hands wrapped around takeaway cups of coffee.

When you think about it, a cup of coffee is pretty special isn’t it? Buying someone a cup of coffee MEANS something.

Which is why I think this Mother’s Day could be the time to switch it up a bit. Forget flowers and chocolates and buy the special mum in your life coffee from The Brew Company instead.

(Don’t worry if your mum isn’t a coffee drinker, they do tea too.)

Coffee from The Brew Company

The idea behind The Brew Company’s Coffeebrewer range is simple – premium quality ground coffee that you brew in the bag, without the need for any kind of fancy coffee machine. The patented brewing system ensures a state-of-the-art coffee infusion that gives a result that’s a bit of a crossover between pour-over coffee and a French press. Basically you get to be your own barista, wherever you are – at work, travelling, or how about camping? I think they’d be brilliant for that. View Post

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A trip to this country is always surprising for everyone. Here you can see the true beauty of the country and become a witness to the human genius who made the ice in the heart of the desert.

Rented cars – make your travel pleasant

Many of our readers are avid fans of travel and new emotions. So when choosing a tour to the UAE as your holiday destination, it’s worth considering the climate. As the sun can give you sunstroke very quickly. So we draw your attention to the service from the best rental companies in Dubai. Traveling in cars of such companies will make your holiday more pleasant and comfortable. In the rental company, managers will help you quickly draw up the paperwork and transfer the car to your use. High-quality services go well with low prices. The rental company will help you choose a car of your choice. And if you have saved enough for the years of the pandemic, you should consider such an option as a vip rent a car. And this type of car is suitable for those who travel in a small company.

Taste the national dishes

Think outside the box when it comes to food. There are many national restaurants in Dubai. Different cuisines are widely represented. If you’re a foodie and want to try something different from fast food and home-cooked meals, you should look out for local restaurants. And even if you have breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner at the hotel, still find a time when you can forgo the hotel buffet and visit some great gastronomic places in the form of a good restaurant.

Moreover, if you are at the Burj Khalifa, which is the tallest building in the world and a great place in Dubai, be sure to visit the restaurant, which overlooks the amazing musical fountains. The restaurant is located on the top floor of Dubai Mall itself. There you can have a delicious meal, enjoy a great view of the singing fountains, and have a truly unforgettable experience at the Burj Khalifa.

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You can also sample the cuisine and buy various souvenirs in the shopping centers. It is considered better to buy souvenirs in the form of food from supermarkets. Because they will be of higher quality and fresh there. The malls keep track of the dates and fruit such as dates, for example, will always be a great gift for your colleagues, business associates, and relatives.

Alternatively, if you want to buy quality non-food items in Dubai, rather than copies and knock-offs, it is also best done in the supermarkets. That’s where you can buy various magnets, postcards, and other souvenirs. They’re all pretty cheap and you can pay for everything with dirhams and debit cards.

Active holiday – make your travel unforgettable

Dubai’s outdoor industry is brimming with offers of aerial adventures. You can choose your preferred option for the sky, the length of the flight, the company of ‘birds’ flying with you, and the equipment. By taking a great rented car, you can explore the country’s natural attractions on your own. You can book your dive or parachute jump with a tour company. In other words, there are a huge number of options. All you have to do is choose.

Sunshine and heat

The last tip is a simple but important reminder to all tourists. The climate is represented by hot summers and mild winters. Summer temperatures can reach 50 ºC during the day and night frosts are not uncommon, despite daytime temperatures of around + 20ºC. It is therefore important to wear a hat if you prefer active holidays. Moreover, always bring water with you. As dehydration in such places is a top 2 problem for all tourists. However, it is always possible to look on the bright side and visit Dubai in winter. Have a good holiday and new emotions!

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The father is the first hero in everyone’s story. Selfless efforts and unconditional affection from him play a major part in raising a family. Father’s Day is celebrated on the third Sunday in June to appreciate all of these accomplishments.

Want to show your father how much you respect him but aren’t sure how to go about it? Alright! You’ve arrived at the ideal location! Greeting your dad on Father’s Day isn’t enough to show him how much you care about him throughout the year. The nicest Father’s Day presents, together with a heartfelt inscription, may be presented this way. This article will provide you some fresh unique ideas for Father’s Day gifts.

The Ideal Combination for a Gift

This Father’s Day, you may give your dad a wonderful gift combination. For Father’s Day, there are a variety of gift combos available on different internet stores. With a cake and some flowers, you may give your dad a coffee cup as a present. You could also purchase him a customized T-shirt with a printed phrase on it as a present. All of these thoughtful presents will mean a lot to him.

Accessories are a great way to show him how much you care.

It is common for fathers to have a fondness for certain items from their adolescent years. You may also be aware of his preferred brands or products. If at all feasible, begin collecting these items from top to bottom, or else buy the specific item and accompany it with a heartfelt love message. When he wears this particular piece, it will serve as a constant reminder of how much you adore him.

Gift Baskets for Men That He’ll Always Remember!

Let’s dispel the myths! Pampering isn’t only for ladies; it’s also for males who put in long hours to care for their loved ones. As a matter of personal taste, you may choose not to include self-care goods in the Father’s Day gift hampers. If you are skilled in the art of massage, you could lend a hand, or you could create a spa-like atmosphere in your own house with a hamper and candles.

Thrill him With Your Selfless Deed

Children learn excellent manners and self-discipline from their fathers first and foremost! Here’s a way to show that you’re a decent person. Yes! The finest thing we can do in our lifetime is to provide a helping hand to someone who is having a difficult time coping with life. As a result, you may contribute money, food, or other necessities to those in need. This would be the nicest Father’s Day present ever given by a son to his father.

Take Him On A Magnificent Trip.

When you were younger, your father was the first person to transport you to school, college, or a lengthy vacation on his motorcycle. If you’re competent at driving, why can’t you take him on a road trip? Rent a car or take a day trip with your family and explore your city on your own. If you don’t mind spending money, you might even buy a long-distance train or plane ticket for your father.

Make Old Memories Come Alive For Him

When individuals become older, they want to relive their past experiences or go back in time! Huh! On Father’s Day, let’s do all we can to get the perfect present for dad and fulfill all of his wishes. For example, learn about your father’s favorite music, movies, or anything else that he enjoyed and make it happen today with what you have. Yes, that’s correct! You need to be prepared to wipe away his tears of joy.

I hope these suggestions have given you some inspiration for a thoughtful Father’s Day present that he will treasure. Find out what your father enjoys doing the most and devise a strategy that will demonstrate your affection for him. Congratulations on your decision to celebrate Father’s Day with a bang!

 

 

 

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Quicker and Easier- Plasterboard Glue Options

If you need to install a partition in your kid’s bedroom or are tackling a new ceiling project in the kitchen you’re probably thinking about covering it with that modern wonder: plasterboard. Plasterboard or “drywall” is a quality, affordable option for basic DIY projects in and around the home. It simply makes hiding the bare bones of a new wall or ceiling much, much easier and is an ideal alternative to expensive and messy lath and plaster walls and when you add an adhesive there are no nails and screws to contend with.

Using the right glue when putting up your wall or ceiling boards is essential. Your plasterboard needs to be strong -especially when you have younger kids and it needs to stay where you put it! Using strong adhesive streamlines the process and makes it faster. Plasterboard is ready to paint in a few days and just one sheet of plasterboard can cover big swathes of ceiling or wall in one go. All you need to put up your plasterboard is a sealing gun and some strong adhesive.

Still not convinced? Check out why plasterboard can sometimes work better than wet plastering in this informative article.

The best plasterboard glues include:

  • No More Nails
  • One For All Supergrab

No More Nails

No More Nails is ideal for heavy duty projects like hanging plasterboard. Using No More Nails means you can dispense with drills, nails and screws. It’s a water-based copolymer that is ideal for indoor use and offers a finish which looks professional and strong. It can be used on plastic, wood, metal ceramics and stone and is ideal for use on plasterboard.

One-For-All Supergrab

One For All Supergrab combines flexible polymer chains to create a very strong bond and is shock-resistant and heat-resistant. It can be used both indoors and outdoors on wood, brick, concrete, ceramic stone and glass and works very well on plasterboard. Here are some more ideas for working with adhesive for plasterboard.

Getting the job done!

How to fix plasterboard to a wall

Measuring

Start by measuring the area you want to cover with plasterboard. Next mark out the correct size for cutting on the plasterboard. Use whole sheets, where possible, to avoid needing to join smaller pieces and too much wastage.

Cutting

Make sure that your panels are about 15mm shorter than the height of your wall to allow for floor expansion behind the skirting. Cut out the size you need.

Preparation

Cut the nozzle tip of the adhesive at a 45-degree angle. The nozzle should have a diameter of about 10mm. Next place the glue cartridge into a caulk gun.

If you are applying the plasterboard to stud wall – squeeze the caulk gun to apply adhesive to the horizontal and vertical studs that you want the panel of plasterboard to cover. Attach the panel to the wall, flush against the ceiling and use a15mm offcut at the base of the panel to wedge it in place while the glue dries.

If applying the plasterboard to concrete or brick, apply the adhesive to the back of the panel, using wavy, vertical lines. Start and finish around 30mm from the top, bottom and sides. Leave a space of 100mm between lines of glue. Put the panel against this section of the wall and raise it flush against the ceiling, again using an offcut at the base of the panel to wedge it in place while it dries.

Need more help? watch this video of exactly how to hang plasterboard using adhesives. Once you have your wall or ceiling finished here are some ideas to help you to transform your bedroom into a beautiful space.

Here are some ideas for adding colourful and bright wallpaper to your kid’s bedrooms.

Get started today!

Plasterboard is a great option to cover a wall or ceiling to create a clean professional finish. Using adhesives to hang plasterboard is easier than using nails and screws or wet plastering a wall and makes the process faster and much less fuss and mess. Follow the basic steps we’ve provided and you should be able to easily complete this project yourself which helps save money too!

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