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Creating privacy for your outdoor play time

Some parents, myself included, worry about allowing our kids outside to play alone. Even playing in the back garden, if you don’t have a wall or screen your kids can attract the attention of people who may want to harm them. That’s why my husband and I decided we were going to create a private and safe space for our kids to play. Away from the prying eyes of strangers. The use of green screensdid that for us in no time.

A green screen is nothing more than an instant hedge that can be purchased at many garden centers. We chose purple beech trees that we planted all the way around our back garden. We chose them tall enough to already give some privacy, but they had grown and thickened in just a few weeks that our kids were soon able to play outside in complete privacy and safety.

Giving is a Choice

Giving money to any one of the hundreds of thousands of charities that are registered in the UK is a choice that many of us make but what influences our choices and why do so many charities fair better than others?

These are the questions I continually ask myself. I choose to donate some of my hard earned money to just two charities. One is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier rescue because I love the breed so much and have always owned one, and the other is a cancer research group because my father died of cancer just three years ago.

It would seem that many of the most prosperous and successful charities have been successful at securing a brand name that almost everyone recognises and are therefore able to advertise themselves far more widely than the smaller, independent charities.

It also appears (certainly giving my choice of charity and the reasons behind it) that people in general give to charities that have a direct connection with their own personal circumstances.

Be Fit and Feel Fantastic

Now it’s time to get fit and lose those ugly, unnecessary pounds. I am going to start an exercise program first and try to watch what I eat. It’s tiring to walk around feeling like I always have an extra person attached to my body. This is getting uncomfortable.

If you feel like me, take some advice from a novice. There’s no need to try too hard when you’re just starting out on your fitness agenda. Do some exercise. If you have time, take a good walk every day. Even if that walk is only for fifteen or twenty minutes, it’s still giving you a fitness benefit. You can think about joining a gym and taking advantage of a Manchester thai massage while you’re there.

When it’s time to eat, try to put less food on that plate. Also, give up some of those fattening snacks during the day and in the evening. Try snacking on rice cakes, pretzels and fruits instead of potato chips and soft drinks. After some time, you can accomplish even greater things.