Harrowby Lane park covered in thousands of polystyrene balls.
Have reported to skdc..
Harrowby Lane park covered in thousands of polystyrene balls.
Have reported to skdc..
I recently have lost my deceased father’s signet ring and wondered if anyone may have seen it, picked it up or anything like that.
It’s a rose gold ring, with JEG engraved on the front in a fancy script on the front.
Narrowed it down to being lost somewhere on Victoria Street or near the Dirty Duck pub, Woolsthorpe, or near the allotments by Asda.
This is my last chance to get it back as have trawled jewelers windows and ripped the house apart.
Reward on offer if anyone has it, no questions asked.
Not many of us at the weekly vigil on yesterday’s wet summer night but we are still fighting for Grantham Hospital.
LOST: A set of Volkswagen car keys, with an F scrabble key ring on them – lost in Wyndham park Grantham.
Lost car keys yesterday evening.
Thanks to Network Rail closing the Barrowby Road for Three months, Dysart Road is little more than a car park.
It was just a crawl this morning from Trent Road (Understand Harlaxton Road was little better)
Can’t wait for tomorrow as the schoolkids start returning.
Private car park for the gym with plenty of spaces, but still parks there while she goes into town for the day..
Why do they continue fly-tipping?
I suppose I was prepared to let the council give my money to Grantham Estates and Buckminster Estates to make the shop frontages in Westgate and Market Place look a little more attractive.
In my photo (above) the Pizza shop looks better than loads of shiny plastic as do many down Westgate who put the grants to good use.
But the one on the corner of Butchers Row just takes the mickey. Thousands spend improving the woodwork only for a couple of cheap signs stuck on the top – one of which is peeling off.
Not my idea of MY money well spent!
There is flooding all around the town following today’s persistant rain.
Harlaxton Road and Trent Road (south) are particularly bad with Wharf Road and most town centre streets affected.
Although they are not particularly deep, motorists should remember to slow down and prevent soaking their engine.
But especially be wary of splashing pedestrians who have nowhere to hide!
We are looking for a bungalow for sale in the Grantham and surrounding areas.
Ideally detached, with 3 beds, garage, non-estate.
If you are considering selling your property please feel free to message me.
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Barking parking on corner of Cecil Street
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This is my little boys fundraiser
Last month we went through the most horrendous thing any parent could go through, at 17 days old we were told our baby wouldn’t survive as he had three cardiac arrests after inhaling a drop of milk into his lungs and going without oxygen for hours. Bertie is, however, an absolute miracle, and he is still here today- now 6 weeks old.
Unfortunately as a result of the lack of oxygen and multiple cardiac arrests, Bertie now has brain damage to his cerebellum and an extreme chemical burn to his body due to the amount of adrenaline the doctors pumped through the line in his leg- which, it turned out wasn’t central and therefore leaked into his tiny body.
We are so proud of our little boy for getting through everything that’s happened to him, we have an extremely long road ahead and my lovely friend has made Bertie this fundraiser to raise money for travel costs as we have multiple appointments each week in Nottingham QMC, including some long stays in hospital coming up when he has his skin graft surgeries (the first being next Thursday).
I would love to take my little girl for some days out especially for her as her life has now been turned upside down.
It will also be used to make Bertie a special sensory room in our house to help his brain development and also anything he may need to help his Cerebral Palsy in the future.
Here is Bertie’s link:
Inflatable furniture, toilet seat covers and wallpaper boarders
The interior design trends we would all like to forget
What goes around, comes around – or it certainly does for does for interior designs.
What was once deemed the most desirable feature/style to have in your home can be easily replaced a few months later. Furthermore, design trends can often come back into fashion as consumer preferences continually change.
However according to a new study by Wren Kitchens there are some interior trends we would all like to forget!
The best and worst decade for interior design
The study of 2000 UK homeowners asked for their opinions on which decades were the best (and worst) for interior trends.
Asked to rank the following decades in preference (1 being the best) the results revealed that the 1970’s with its earthy tones, dark cabinets and wooden features was revealed as the worst decade for interior style
The retro 1950’s with its soft shades, coloured appliances, and statement black and white floor tiles weas revealed as the best decade for interior style.
Full list can be seen below:
|Ranking (best to worst)||Decade||Score (Lower the better)|
|1||1950s – soft shades, coloured appliances, and statement black and white floor tiles||3.5|
|2||1990s – beginnings of minimalism with all-white furnishings, and warm wooden accents.||3.6|
|3||2000s – excessive use of stainless steel appliances, paired with granite counter tops.||3.7|
|4||2010s – all-white kitchens are back, with metallic accents adding a pop of colour||3.7|
|5||1960s – antique cherry cabinets, bright colours, with entertainment at the heart of design.||4.3|
|6||1980s – coloured cabinets, tiled counter tops and busy wallpaper||4.5|
|7||1970s – earthy tones, dark cabinets and wooden worktops to create a cosy space||4.7|
The best and worst interior design trends of all time
When asked for the best and worst interior design trends of all time it appeared that the UK has fallen out of love with inflatable furniture and taxidermy, whilst barn doors and painted open brick continue to stay loved.
Asked to rank the following trends on a scale of 1-10 (1 being disliked) the study revealed the best and worst trends for interior style. Full list can be seen below:
|Ranking (worst to best)||Interior design trend||Score (higher is more liked)|
|3||Toilet seat covers||3.9|
|4||Carpeted or textured walls||3.9|
|9||Artex walls and ceilings||4.2|
|13||Ladders used as shelves||4.6|
|15||Painted open brick||5.5|
SKDC is spending more money wondering how to improve Grantham High Street.
Well, it can start by insisting that the oldest shop on the street, a listed Tudor building, has a sympathetic sign over the door.
In fact I didn’t think they could change a listed building like this without council consent.
Somehow, I don’t think SKDC would let them get away with it in Stamford.
The new school year will soon be with us: make sure youngsters feel calm about what lies ahead. Former teacher Catherine Lynch of education resources and lesson-planning experts PlanBee has ten tips
As families struggle to deal with the fall-out from exams chaos, don’t forget that younger children also need support with their mental health – this year of all years. Although they’re still on holiday, they may have worries about the new school year in September.
While this is usually an exciting – if slightly scary – time for young children, this year will be like no other. Schools have made enormous efforts to give children – especially those who are moving on to ‘big’ school – a sense of celebration and achievement, there is no doubt that the lengthy absence from school has made everything different.
Children are out of the habit of formal learning, they probably haven’t had one-to-one contact with teachers, they may have lost contact with many of the friends. And if that wasn’t enough, the know the new school year will mean social-distancing, ‘bubbles’. and a host of changes to their learning environment.
This summer is the time to work on developing good mental health practices at home in order to help you children feel calm and prepared for what lies ahead. Here are 10 easy ways to do it.
While the need may be innate, the skill of developing and maintaining connections is learned. You can create this environment at home by working as a team, sharing responsibilities and making sure everyone’s efforts are appreciated. Think about ways your family is looking out for each other and remember showing appreciation and keeping the lines of dialogue open consistently will help your children learn these skills.
We are in a very strange time. Our worlds have been turned upside down and almost everything we knew to be true has changed. Adults and children alike have been affected by changes to their lives and as a result things we used to be able to cope with might feel like huge mountains to climb. We all have something called a window of tolerance. If your window is smaller than usual at the moment, go easy on yourself and take the pressure off. Allow yourself and your children to be less productive than normal, and give yourselves time to process what you are feeling.
It is absolutely normal to want to feel in control and to hold on tightly to the things we can control. Whether your child breaks down over the wrong-colour socks or something else, see what practical choices you can give them to help them feel they have some control. Depending on their age, give them a few carefully selected choices to choose from or have an open discussion about the options available. If transitions are hard for your child, focus on what is happening when the current activity ends, give them time warnings, or a timer if they are old enough.
Play fosters creativity, collaboration and problem solving, all of which are important for good mental health. Playing is a fantastic way to develop relationships and resilience. It also releases feel-good hormones. Children (and adults) learn through play. Children often explore areas they are finding challenging through their play. Role plays are a great example of this.
Name feelings and emotions as they arise. This gives children and adults the language to describe how they are feeling. Set aside a calm time to talk about feelings. You could show your children Emoticon Emotions Cards or Photo Emotions Cards and ask them to pick one to explore. Talk about the physical sensations the emotion has for each of you. Talk about times you felt it or characters in books, films or tv shows experienced it. Discuss what happened before, during and after the emotion was felt. Is there a better way the character could have reacted? What led up to the crisis point?
Help children to give their feelings an appropriate outlet. Put boundaries in place around behaviours to keep everyone safe and develop strategies to help reinforce those boundaries. For example, you are allowed to feel happy, angry or sad, you are not allowed to break things or hit.
Spend time together and lose yourselves in a good book. Act out stories and make up your own narratives. Use your imagination or add props. Let books take you where you cannot physically go.
This does not mean you need to timetable every second. For example, agree times that you will come together as a family. Agree a time that is for quiet activities, work, going outdoors. If your family is anything like mine, you may find the daily structure seems to centre around food!
Take your children outside and follow their lead, see what they have questions about and research the answers together. Go on ‘I spy challenge walks’, find out how exercise changes their heart rate, have timed races, explore shadows, find mini-beasts, classify animals, identify plants and identify birds. The list is endless. These do not have to be structured planned activities, go outside and develop observational skills and see where the time takes you.
See if you can create a den or something similar for your child to play in, and retreat to when they want to be alone.
Designate time each week where there are no screens and no distractions. Use this time to work on something together. This might be building a den, cooking, painting, crafting, going on a walk. It doesn’t matter what the activity is; the important thing is to spend some quality stress-free time connected, doing something together. Success has different guises: have a day where you forget about the end goal and the focus is on being together.
There’s no denying that a pet makes a house a home, and nearly half (44%) of households agree1. But, as sweet as they are, they can wreak absolute havoc on your home – as new research by regulated property buyers, Good Move reveals2.
Good Move spoke with pet owners across the country to determine the pets that are causing the most damage in their home. According to owners, the ten most destructive pet breeds are:
And the damage these little rascals have caused is as followed:
Some owners even revealed that their furry friends had ripped wallpaper off walls, chewed wood panelling and opened the kiddies Christmas presents. What’s more, some little devils have even left rodent entrails on carpets!
Considering the research findings, Good Move also put a call out for pet owners to name and shame their naughty four-legged friends. Here are some caught in the act:
Caption: Mario, Cavachon, destroyed his mum’s plants and got mucky paw prints everywhere.
Caption: Miya, British Shorthair cat, pleased with herself after destroying the Christmas tree.
Caption: Darcy, Boxer dog, stole her human sisters bedding off her bed and made a snowstorm.
Caption: Bear, Malinois dog, literally tearing apart everything he can get his paws on.
Caption: Magic, Dwarf Lop rabbit, chewed through her owner’s Apple MacBook laptop wire whilst it was still on charge (now that could have been fatal!).
Commenting on the research findings, Nima Ghasri, Director at Good Move, says: “It’s no secret that we all love our furry companions, but the little devils can cause damage to our household contents, as our research has revealed.
“If you’re looking to purchase one of the slightly “naughtier” pet breeds, be sure to keep valuable items out of their way to ensure nothing gets damaged. A lot of the time, when a pet acts out, it’s usually because they’re bored. So, take them for a walk, or grab their favourite toy to play with. After all, you don’t want your brand-new sofa, or freshly laid carpet to bear the brunt of their mischievous behaviour!”
For more information on the research and for Good Move’s advice on selling your home, go to: https://goodmove.co.uk/blog/revealed-the-pet-breeds-causing-havoc-to-households/
Ahead of International Dog Day on 26th August, thortful.com launched a search to find the UK’s cutest canine. They asked people to upload a photo of their pooch and the response was overwhelming with over 2,150 entries and over 2,000 votes!
The top ten photos were then shortlisted and the British public were asked to vote for the dog they thought was the cutest. The nation has spoken and we can now reveal that Cuddly Dudley, the two year old Pug has been crowned King of the Canines.
At only two years old, Dudley has stolen the hearts of the nation with all his cuddly cuteness! Not only is Cuddly Dudley adorable, he also oozes charm and sophistication with his excellent sense of style.
Caption: Cuddly Dudley, Pug, two years old
Below are the runners up of the competition… pretty cute, right?
In second place is the adorable Mable. Only 12 weeks old, Mable’s fluffy fur and exceptionally cute paws made her a strong contestant.
Caption: Mable, Bernese mountain dog, 12 weeks
Third place went to the exceptionally cute Cavapoo, Dave who is described by his own as ‘part teddy bear, part sock hunter.’ Only 5 months old and Dave has already proven he’s a heartbreaker!
Caption: Dave, Cavapoo, five months old
4th place: Conchita
5th place: Kevin
6th place: Ripley
7th place: Bertie
8th place: Dotty
9th place: Dottie
10th place: Rocky
Commenting on the competition, thortful.com explains “It was great to see so many people interested and keen to be involved in our search for the nation’s cutest canine. Dog cards are one of our most popular searches on our site and as we are a nation of dog lovers, we wanted to shine a light on all the dogs out there to find the UK’s cutest. We are thrilled to announce that Cuddly Dudley has been crowned King of the Canines and want to thank all the dogs (and their owners) for taking part as the competition was fierce!”
The full range of Dog cards can be found at: https://www.thortful.com/cards/dog