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14th July 2017

Questions For Kaycee At The End Of Year 7

Year 7

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I started asking Kaycee and Ella some questions at the end of the school year in 2012. I love being able to look back at the changes :)


Well, she made it through her first year of secondary school without too much drama! We’re very proud of the way she’s adapted and the effort she puts into her studies.

Kaycee end of year 7

I am really good at Collecting Vivos (points given at school for good work, behaviour etc)
I like to  do art
My favourite thing to learn at school:  Art
1 person who makes me laugh:  Dad and Sophie
One word that describes me:  AmazingBeautifulCoolHappySweetLoving (she put them all together to make one word!)
I am really happy when:  Sophie is not angry with me
I am really sad when:  Sophie is angry with me
My favourite book:  The Secret Series
My favourite TV show:  Once Upon A Time
My favourite vacation:  Mablethorpe in the caravan
I like school when:  I just like school altogether – most of the time
I don’t like school when:  On Thursdays
My favourite season:  Summer
My favourite toy:  I don’t play with toys anymore
My worst nightmare fear  Being alone
Things that make me mad:  Ella and Sophie
Favourite sport:  Rounders
I like my Dad because  he cooks nice meals
I like my Mum because:  just because she is amazing!
I like my family because  they’re nice


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Taking The Perfect Profile Photograph: What You Need To Know

Taking The Perfect Profile Photo

Almost everyone uses social media these days, and I’m no different. Considering that, I wanted to present you with some quick advice today about taking the perfect profile photograph. You want to look your best because all your friends will see that image. However, I have to be honest and admit I got most of this information from my kids.

Make sure you have enough light

The first tip applies to all photographs, and not just for social media. However, it’s vital that you have enough light if you want the perfect image. That could mean you have to do outside or switch some lamps on in your home. Make sure the light is pointing towards your face for the best results.

Apply a filter

Lots of social networks now allow you to use a filter on the images you upload. With that in mind, you should get in the habit of doing that every time you publish a new profile photograph. If you’re not happy with the filters on Facebook, just use Snapchat and screenshot the picture.

Always opt for a selfie

When profile pics appear on social media websites, they’re usually quite small. So, it doesn’t make sense to upload a full body shot. Instead, you should take a selfie so that your face is as close to the lens as possible. There is some advice about getting the best results on the infographic below this post.

You should now have enough information to ensure your profile photographs cut the mustard. If you’re still stuck for ideas, just remember that practice makes perfect. Mess around with different concepts until you find something that works.

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Give Your Home A Touch A Class With Genuine Antiques

Genuine Antiques

Antiques bring something a bit special to any home. Their style and sense of history grace any room and they can be a real talking point at dinner parties and family gatherings. You don’t have to spend a fortune and they can prove to be a great investment as many gain value after you have bought them.

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You don’t have to an expert on history to successfully buy antiques and they can be used in any room of the house, even the bathroom! Here are some tips if you are experimenting with antiques for the first time.

Where to find great antique deals

Buying antiques on eBay is both quick and convenient but you do need to be able to spot what is a bad deal and what is a good deal. Read the description carefully and take a good look at the photographs. It is perfectly acceptable to request more from the buyer if you wish.

At the very minimum you should:

  • Check the condition of the item. Anything that is cracked, chipped or broken is immediately worth less money even if it has been repaired to a high standard.
  • Look out for tell-tale signs that it is a fake or a reproduction. Does it look too perfect? Has it got obvious signs of wear and tear to show that it is genuinely old.
  • Verify the seller’s return policies. Does the seller have a good track record of satisfied customers on eBay?

Getting the antiques into your home

You will not want a seller to pop a valuable and fragile antique into the post. That is just asking for trouble. Many antiques are both bulky and heavy so they are hard to move. Find a reliable furniture delivery service by comparing quotes and feedback after filling in one simple form. There is no hassle and no phone calls and you will get the best deal possible which will cut down the overall costs of buying the item.

Think carefully about where you want to place them before they are delivered so that they can be placed in exactly the right location. It can be costly to get someone to move it to another room for you a few weeks later if you change your mind!

Buying from antique markets and auctions

If you really want to make a hobby out of buying antiques, this is the way to go. You can make a day out or even a weekend away out of it and really enjoy yourself.

In antique markets, you should wander around a little first to check out what is on offer. Then home in on a few pieces that have caught your eye.  Remember that you do not have to pay full price. Haggling is part of the fun. You will not offend the seller by suggesting a reasonable offer. Be prepared to walk away if you are not getting a good deal.

In auctions, you have to hold your nerve and outbid all the other interested parties but you can pick up some great bargains.

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