How to deal with Jet Lag

What is jet lag?

How to deal with Jet Lag.    Jet lag covers a range of experiences your body may feel by adapting to a different time zone following a long flight. It can affect every one of all ages.

You may feel tired, lacking in energy and possible digestion problems.

Jet lag can vary depending on which time zones you are crossing.

People usually report more severe jet lag for easterly flights compared with westerly flights across the same number of time zones.

Jet lag is unavoidable but there are steps below which can make adjusting to the time difference a little better and will make sure you have a great start to your holiday. Likewise the same tips are great for your return flight.


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How to stay safe in the sun

How to stay safe in the Sun.

The weather is now getting warmer and we are more likely to be spending more time in the sun either during our lunch breaks, after work, while on holiday, going to music festival, attending bbq’s  or just generally walking around doing our daily routines. It is so important to protect your skin from the sun –even you think the weather is overcast – the rays can still get through to your skin.

how to stay safe in the sun
Remember: UV rays are strongest between 10am and 4pm.

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How you can turn left instead of right on a flight

How to get a free upgrade on your flight

We all love a freebie.

How was your last flight?

If you are like the majority of use you were sitting in a slightly cramped seat, the person in front kept reclining their seat so you had less room that before, the food was ‘so so’ and you had to wait ages for that extra cup of coffee.  Imagine the scene if you had a luxurious reclining seat, major leg room, choice of food on china plates, plenty of champagne and service on tap throughout the flight. Sounds a dream…Well as most of us turn right  on a plane we will never know. So below are some tips on how to potentially get an upgrade so you can see how the other half live.

I cannot guarantee these will work but I would love to have feedback if you find yourself turning  left instead of right!

Sadly these people turned right instead of left

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Are you planning a trip away?

It is getting to that time of year where we are all planning our holidays. Perhaps you are going away for Easter or even later in the year. Unless you are planning to visit a nudist beach you will be busy deciding what to pack into your suitcase.

Below are some packing and travel tips which should make your trip remembered for the right reasons.


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Tips on how to get a good nights sleep

Tips on how to get a good nights sleep






Below are some tips on how to get a good nights sleep. We spend a third of our life asleep.

The average person spends 8 hours a night sleeping yet for some people getting a good night’s sleep is a nightmare and not a dream.

Below are some tips on how to get a good night’s sleep (If you are having trouble sleeping do see your Doctor or pharmacy) so they can assist further

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Tips on dealing with cold calls

Picture the scene… you have just got home from work after a busy day and ready to sit down to watch your favourite tv show when the phone rings…You  are not expecting anyone to call and then you answer only to be asked about PPI,  a recent (none) accident, double glazing or a number of other numerous sales calls. How annoying are these calls.  BUT there are ways to stop them (or at the very least reduce them).


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What to expect on Jury Service

Jury service

Have you ever been selected for Jury service – if not I imagine you know someone who has? Perhaps you have always wanted to be  part of the process or simply have no interest and would hate it.

Who can be called

If you are on the Electorial Register and between 18 and 75 you have a chance of being called. The new age of 75 was recently introduced for England and Wales  There are exceptions of who can and cannot be a Juror and this will be detailed on your letter.  Please note my experience is based on England court systems.

I have been called twice and while I cannot mention any details I will expand generally on what to expect.

The process begins with a letter (known as the Jury Summons) delivered to your home (by normal post).  It will give you a date and time to report for Jury service – generally is it around 4-6 weeks away from the date of the letter. This should give you time to arrange childcare cover, time off work etc.

What to expect on Jury service

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Empty Nest Syndrome

Empty Nest Syndrome

Empty nest syndrome is a feeling of grief and loneliness parents may feel when their children leave home for the first time. Some common situations are – when children leave to live on their own or to attend a college or university.

Most parents are likely to be affected by empty nest syndrome, though some factors can create a predisposition to it. Adults who are facing various stressful events in life such as menopause, moving away or retirement, the death of spouse are more likely to experience this syndrome. Some common conditions associated with empty nest syndrome are – sadness, loneliness, sense of loss of purpose, feelings of rejection, depression, stress and anxiety over the child’s welfare.

Empty nest syndrome

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