Activities you can do during lockdown!

1. Learn or dust off another language! – This is a good time to learn that language you always wanted to learn…or to dust off what you learnt back in school! Duolingo and Babbel are some amazing free apps you can use. And remember: no one expect you to become fluent in Spanish! Just have…

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Things to do with your children!

1. Treasure Hunts– Treasure hunts can be done inside the house or outside if you have a garden. You can let your kids organise one for you or you can organise one for them…. Either way: this will keep them busy for a while!   2. Decorating– Kids can decorate stones to create small presents…

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Isolation Tips From a Submariner

The most important lesson I’ve learned in my 30-year career in submarines is patience really is a virtue. When you spend a long period of time deployed in 16000 tons of steel with 167 other souls you learn to be patient and understanding of your shipmates and support each other. People will always have down…

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Choosing a Military Boarding School

Military personnel in the UK are often incredibly mobile, frequently being deployed overseas at international bases, meaning that in many cases, they must relocate together with their families. Naturally, this process can be very disruptive to children, especially with regards to their education and social development. That is why the MOD offers the Continuity of…

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Meet Kelly, The Founder of Willow & Twigg

Who Is Kelly? I am a self-employed artisan jewellery designer and maker, currently living in the south of England with my husband, our three young daughters, and a loyal old grey cat. I am a retired Royal Navy Officer, having left the military after almost fifteen years of service in order to have children and…

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