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Set Your Baby’s Body Clock

The guidelines on how to care for babies seem to be subject to continual change. For new parents, it can be rather daunting assimilating all of the advice offered up from a myriad of helpful family members and health professionals. One of the more difficult areas for new parents to deal with centres around the sleep pattern. This is mainly because in the early weeks the majority of new parents suffer from a level o

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CHRISTMAS CALENDARS & THE PERIOD OF ADVENT

Christmastime is magical! No wonder adults and children alike enjoy the build up from December the 1st through to the big day itself. Eden’s been looking into the period of Advent… and the traditions of counting down to Christmas Historians estimate that Advent, which derives from the Latin word for coming, has been celebrated since the fourth century. The period, the four Sundays and weeks before Christmas, or

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Anti-bullying week

No matter how many times I read this poem, it brings a tear to my eye. My eldest daughter, Esme is now nine years of age, and the events that led to my writing this poem about her situation happened four years ago, when, as a summer baby, she’d just turned five and moved into year one. Back then, she clearly could not comprehend what was happening to her and taking a hold. Sadly, communication often goes ou

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Why Hire a Chauffeur?

There are many good and practical reasons to hire a chauffeur, not least of which is to save you time and money when you are a busy executive going about your daily business life. However, there are many other instances where you could consider hiring a chauffeur to add to the enjoyment of life, thereby making a special occasion even more memorable, glamorous and exhilarating. Having your own personal driver may no

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Host a Fabulous Dinner Part – Without The Stress!

There may be several reasons why you would host a dinner party; it could be that you would like to celebrate an occasion, show gratitude to a loved one, connect with friends or even impress a business associate or client. However, if we are honest with ourselves, most of us will admit that dinner parties are actually very stressful and exhausting occasions.   There is a guest list to compile, menus to devise, sho

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A NOVEL SETTING

Beautiful surrounds prove inspirational for NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). If your writing shed or home office aren’t providing you with enough inspiration, check out some of these beautiful settings and destinations to get the words flowing. We love…  Follow the creative greats to Richmond at The Petersham Richmond has been home to some creative greats inclu

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THE EDEN INTERVIEW

Would you, could you, should you… be a House Manager?  One of the greatest aspects of writing for Eden is finding out about how some of the private staff we have placed are getting on. Here we speak to Mark Doyle about his role as House Manager. We began by asking… How did you end up in this particular line of work? I had actually been working for five star hotels around the world and I’d gained so much expe

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PRAISE AND POSITIVITY

Getting it right when it comes to our children and charges Do we instinctively praise our children and charges? Always? The honest answer is probably not. But we really ought to, and here’s why: The importance of praise is undeniable. Self-confidence, self-esteem, independence, and a general positive outlook on life is forged through praising children. Not to mention, they thrive on it. But do we praise them in t

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TOP TEN LIST OF THINGS TO DO THIS OCTOBER HALF TERM

HALLOWEEN is coming, so let’s hope it’s a dry half term as there’s nothing worse than soggy trick or treaters! Although we’ve plenty of ideas for keeping the troops occupied indoors – here’s our top ten list of things to do over the holiday week…  1) Carve and cook a pumpkin This bright orange squash is brilliantly versatile and great for carving Halloween lanterns. Its sweet flesh makes it a tre

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Bonfire Safety

Traditionally Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated with food, a bonfire, an array of fireworks and lots of happy and excited children.   It can be one of the most enjoyable evenings of the year but it’s important to realise that bonfire night is also the busiest night of the year for the fire brigade! The safest way to celebrate is to attend an organised display where both the fireworks and bonfires are tended by exp

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Declutter Your Life

Being swamped by excessive clutter seems to be a symptom of modern life which can have a wide-ranging effect on most aspects of our existence, weighing us down and enveloping us in chaos which then detracts from our enjoyment of the simpler things in life. Here are four good reasons why we should all declutter our lives: To reduce stress – basically, the more stuff we have, the more energy we need to devote

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DRY AT NIGHT

Clincial hypnotherapist, Lynda Hudson is inundated with requests for help by exhausted parents whose children have yet to become dry at night. She talked to Eden about her work… As a parent you may well be aware that children over the age of six-years-old commonly wet the bed at night. But did you know that their bodies have to produce an anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) before the bladder is able to hold nocturnal ur

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How To Be Safe At Halloween

It’s almost that time of the year again, when witches and ghouls prowl the darkened streets preying on candy-laden households! Halloween has grown in popularity over the past couple of decades and has definitely joined the growing number of celebratory occasions for kids of all ages. However, it can be a dangerous time if both parents and kids forget to be vigilant. Take a few precautions in advance to ensure tha

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SHOOTING ETIQUETTE

The idea of shooting ‘etiquette’ may seem somewhat daunting, but really, there’s no need for it to be. The essence of field etiquette is actually quite simple: Be safe, and be sporting. Far from being a pastime heavy in hidden codes and arcane ritual, you will find that most of the unwritten rules are merely a logical means of shooting safely; with pleasure for all. INVITATION According to the website James P

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10 ways To Keep Your Kids Safe In the Sun

Summer may be on the wane in the Northern Hemisphere but there are still likely to be plenty of sunny days left before autumn digs its heels in. Despite most of us being fully away of the dangers of excess sun exposure I think we are less likely to be fastidious about applying our sun screen at this time of the year simply because the sun feels less intense than during the height of summer. However, the danger is s

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THE SHOOTING PARTY LUNCH: THEN & NOW

Recently I read something that took me back to the early 1900’s and a time when stately homes would be preparing for their great outdoor shooting parties. Oh how it must have been… Life was clearly one big social for the gentry! Imagine… …All at once, several excited guests require attention from the footmen and butler to ensure they are appropriately dressed for the outing due to take place: Pheasant and p

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15 Really Useful Items For New Parents

New parents have an awful lot to think about, both during the latter weeks of pregnancy and immediately after the birth. Although most future parents will have themselves organised well before the main event, there are still plenty of useful and thoughtful gifts you could buy, to either help, smooth or soothe them into their new role. Read on for a list of useful items for both baby and new parents – which ma

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FIRST DAY AT SCHOOL & EMPTY NEST SYNDROME

If your child is leaving to go to school, you may be feeling a little bereft. But remember the transition will be challenging for them too, even if they don’t let on that they’re nervous. After all, they’re the one taking the leap. The good news? The first day at school is a transition that you as a parent can help your child with. Plus, it’ll make you feel better to know that they can manage on their own.

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How to make your pregnancy go smoother

Although looking forward to becoming parents is a wonderful and exciting time in life, not everyone can have an easy and worry free pregnancy. There are a multitude of different things to think about and an equal number of inexplicable aches and pains to contend with, not to mention morning sickness, heartburn, aching legs, swollen feet and stretch marks. In fact, the list is so long is amazing that anyone ever doe

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EDEN’S TOP TEN STRESS ANTIDOTES

Summer is coming to a close and it’s back to school and work. This means rushing around from pillar to post. But don’t get stressed about it, turn your attention to the simpler things in life and find calm when it’s needed. Try our ten top tips, aka stress antidotes. 1) Spending time with friends. Scientists at Harvard University found that happiness is catching – if you are friends with a positive person t

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