Entries by Kim Wood

Are You In or Out of Love with Valentine’s Day?

For many Valentine’s Day is associated with candy hearts, cards with anonymous declarations of love, romantic dinners and red roses, but its history is far more gruesome with beheadings, martyred saints and pagan rituals. The History of Valentine’s Day The origins of Valentine’s Day remain lost in the mists of time. Some historians believe that […]

Good Record Keeping for Individuals

  Part One: Keeping your physical papers in order   Good record keeping is important for everyone to stay organised and well prepared. Keeping your paperwork in order has many obvious benefits, such as: o Having peace of mind that you have everything under control o You are less likely to lose anything if it […]

Staying Healthy in the Workplace

Sitting at a desk in front of a computer screen 8 hours a day, 5 days per week can take a toll on your body and your health. Although Health and Safety Regulations require employers to carry out individual workstation risk assessments (and where requested, pay for eye examinations for those working on Visual Display […]

Protecting Your Pets This Christmas

Christmas can be a hazardous time for our four legged friends and with all the excitement we need to take extra care to keep them safe and well. So beware of the following hazards in order to avoid a “Nightmare Before (During & After) Christmas”; Christmas tree: Ensure your tree is secured, cats love to […]

Staying Safe at Christmas

Christmas is a time your home is likely to be filled with friends and family. In the excitement of it all, accidents can happen. More than 80,000 people attend A&E with Christmas related injuries each year. With a little care and planning, most accidents can be avoided. Tree According to RoSPA about 1,000 people each […]

Christmas Number 1

Help us make ‘The Living Years’ by The London Hospices choir and Paul Carrack UK Christmas number 1 this year. Today is the big day! Greetings pop pickers, straight into the charts at number 11 we have a heartwarming single The Living Years by the London Hospices Choir and Paul Carrick. Help raise funds and […]

Afternoon Tea at St Christopher’s Hospice with HRH Princess Alexandra

As a keen supporter, we were absolutely delighted to be invited to Afternoon Tea at St. Christopher’s Hospice in South London on Wednesday 14th December 2016. Attended by approximately 100 supporters, friends and patients, the occasion was made even more special by the arrival of the charity’s Patron; HRH Princess Alexandra who had been making […]

A Guide to Buying Your Christmas Tree

A guide to buying a Christmas tree and keeping it looking good over the holiday period. There is nothing like the nostalgic scent of a real Christmas tree but with so many types and varieties, finding your perfect Christmas tree can be a challenge. We have listed the most popular varieties available and our top […]

Protecting Your Home this Winter

Every year numerous accidents and millions of pounds worth of damage are caused by the colder weather. By planning ahead and taking some basic precautions, the effects of the damage can be minimised or averted altogether. How to be prepared Have a ‘charged’ torch to hand in case of a power cut or emergency during […]

Winter Driving Tips

Driving in winter is very different to other times of the year, bad weather conditions and longer periods of darkness can make even familiar roads treacherous and unpredictable. When planning on driving in adverse conditions listen to the weather warnings and ask yourself if your trip is really necessary. If travel is unavoidable, ensure everything […]