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Bowling in Eastleigh, what a lot of fun!

We decided to go bowling in Eastleigh at the Swan Centre for the first time this week-end. You do need to pre book over the week-end as the slots go very quickly. If you go on a Sunday, parking if you are there for a couple of hours will be fixed at £2.50, so cheaper than the Saturday and the roads were lovely and quiet too.

I took my 12 year old daughter and it was great! A lot less stressful than taking a 12 year old clothes shopping. The shoe hire was part of the price and I pre booked a big pitcher of diet coke as I just thought it looked cool! I think the ticket price for us both for one game which was ample ( took about 30 minutes) was just under £10 so MUCH cheaper than an afternoon at the cinema.

Being a bit dim I asked for help to get us started but actually it was self explanatory you just tap in your name, if you can handle a mobile you can handle the bowling alley machine. (more…)

Getting your child to learn Arduino

With the earth becoming a progressively complex place to live, it is necessary for children to understand STEM learning system to prepare themselves to take part in the future personnel and to know how technological innovation works. Apart from the practical applications offered by STEM learning, it is also fun for kids!

STEM learning concept offers a lot of advantages for children. They can learn the way to put on their knowledge to fix the problems that happen in their daily lives, like repairing a damaged toy or finding out how to build a simple robot using Arduino starter kits.

I am sure you and your kid know about Arduino but sometime you don’t know what Arduino is. It is normal if you don’t. in this article, i am going to explain. Before we discuss about Arduino, it is necessary to understand microcontroller. it is built-in circuits which are simply miniature computers. This device can work with simple software programs. it requires less energy and can be powered for hours and days but this device can process data a bit faster than human in this earth. Arduino is opensource platform that contain circuit boards so microcontrollers can be used easily. (more…)

Advice on Co-Parenting During the Coronavirus

By Attorney Ashley Balicki

I wanted to give you some guidance and general advice on Co-Parenting During COVID-19.

1. Decision-Making: If you, a member of your household, or your child are diagnosed with COVID-19 immediately advise the other parent. Do not hide this information. Communicate with your child(ren)’s parent and agree on uniform practices in both households. For example, parents should confer with one another and agree upon uniform practices with the child(ren) in each household such as not having play dates or having children visit others outside outdoor activities at each home and communicating with extended family members via telephone/FaceTime. If you must convey information or diagnoses to your child that may alarm or upset your child, speak with the other parent to create a joint message before speaking with the child. (more…)

Learning What Not to Compost

Are you thinking about trying to create a home composting system?

If you are then you really do need to understand what you can assign to that compost pile and what not to compost. Materials in Compost bins While most homes produce a lot of refuse that is indeed recyclable there are a number of materials that you should never add to any type of compost pile. Knowing the difference between compostable and non-compostable products will make your recycling efforts healthier, happier and more rewarding.

Let’s begin with human and animal waste products.

There are some sites that will give a cautious thumb’s up to dog waste, as long as you compost these types of materials very carefully. Ideally you will pass on the use of any human or dog waste because these types of waste products could very well contain diseases and parasites. If you add these types of contaminants to a compost pile it could infect all of the humus that is being created. (more…)

Compost Ratio Green and Brown

There may well be a perfect compost ratio green : brown, but compost in any proportions of green and brown will still decompose; it just takes longer. I have a one acre garden and nine compost heaps and none of them is the optimum five feet high. They work fine at just two feet high. I do not measure green and brown ratios either. When I have a bucket of vegetable peelings I throw it on. When I cut the grass I empty the mower’s grass collector onto the compost heap.

I am almost certain that this is what almost everyone in the real world does. I can understand the logic and that higher compost piles reach higher temperatures, but no way am I going to turn over a five foot high, two ton pile of compost in one day.

I even keep my leaves in separate compost bins rather than mixing them in the perfect 50:50 ratio with my mostly green compost. (more…)

What to do with kids during quarantine

As the coronavirus pandemic continue rise in many countries all over the world, more and more families find themselves in isolation and quarantine. For kids, this situation might be scary and boring for them. We love our children, but we have to face it, parenting will be nerve-racking task if we are stuck inside with the children due to the pandemic. No more going to school. Put aside movie theaters. And forget other public places in which you would usually visit. Social distancing is important in this hard situation and that means no play dates as well.

Kids need structure, so it is crucial to create a school-like schedule. First determine a section of your home for learning. When you do not have a separate room, you may use table in the kitchen or living room. Give your child a large box and put essential school supplies based on their age books, notebooks, paper, laptop, crayons, pens etc.).

Second, keep going as usual where your child wakes up and wear their clothes just like they were attending school. Don’t wear pajamas! You want your child to be in class-mode rather than watching TV mode. To increase the ambiance, you may ring a bell or play music while you child marches to the learning room. (more…)