Smiling like Sunshine

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Take me away...

Take me away...

With only a few weeks till the half term, we  are getting excited with the preparations of a short holiday. This spring has been cold and rainy and we can't get to go away and enjoy the sunshine.
I have put together our must have gadgets for the summer. The Tech21 Iphone 6 case  comes in different colours. I love this pink one, perfect for the summer! The Fox Eye Mask is great for having a little snooze, especially for little ones who don't normally like wearing eye masks! I am obsessed with Liberty prints so I chose a Libery passport cover. The other essentials are all from Boots.
Roll on summer! We can't wait!



Monday, 11 April 2016

How would I dress my other half?

House of Fraser challenged me to write how I would dress my other half. It's funny because my husband doesn't enjoy shopping and wishes I do the shopping for him. And I never do because he's a bit fussy! However I have accepted the challenge because he likes the men's range at House of Fraser.

For work, he has a smart casual style. Therefore I went with  designer jeans. We find slim and dark wash jeans work very well with shirts.


House of Fraser also sells a range of shirts from designer brands to brands that are suitable for every budget. My husband quite likes Ted Baker so that's what I have chosen for him.


What would you choose?

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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Bloggers Against Poverty:Education in Pakistan

Hello, I hope you all had a lovely Easter break! Over the last few weeks we have been overwhelmed with the sad news from all around the world, most recently from Pakistan.
I would like to take this opportunity to talk about the education system in Pakistan.

Pakistan’s education system is at breaking point. At least seven million children are not in primary school and half of children aged 6-16 are unable to read even a sentence. In rural areas, only one in three women has ever attended school. There are many reasons why children, particularly girls are absent from school or drop out early. Cited are: crowded classes, outdated teaching methods, and poor quality (often dangerous) school buildings. Parents are reluctant to send their daughters to schools without sanitation facilities, and many view early marriage as a higher priority for their daughters than education.


The above photo shows Hameeda, a teacher from Pakistan in her classroom.
“I used to face difficulties as there were so many children, now, with help I can manage. We teach them per class and have also set up help from the elder children to help teach.” “We have a responsibility to motivate and mobilise children to come to school, it will give them respect and a good future.” “Before, I was alone and I couldn’t cover all topics. Now I have help and if I am sick the education doesn’t stop. Now I am able to manage a large number of students and give them a better education. With help from Oxfam, Hameeda is now able to cover each subject more thoroughly. She has received further training and has found the support immensely helpful. She says: “I had a dream that when I grew up I would be a teacher. It’s really important for the girls to have an education."
This is where Oxfam comes in.Education has the power to lift whole communities out of poverty forever. Oxfam is doing whatever it takes to get more children - particularly girls - in classrooms.Last year, Oxfam helped 11.8 million people. Donations, from people like you, are vital to our work. Giving monthly gives allows us to respond in emergencies and stay to help people rebuild their lives. We work on the root causes of poverty too, and that takes time and effort, but it is so worth it! We all have vital needs, but also hopes and dreams. Oxfam’s work saves lives and helps people to change their lives and build happier, healthier futures. A regular gift to Oxfam changes lives around the world. By giving a monthly donation you can help transform whole communities, for good. Visit Oxfam today and start donating!



Photo credit: Irina Werning/Oxfam
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