The most popular pets for Londoners and how you could welcome one into your familyFeb 07 2023
Pets can often become highly valued members of the family. If you’re looking for a pet, you might be concerned about which pet your London home is suitable for. London homes may be more compact compared to homes elsewhere in the UK, so concerns about space may make you pause before taking the leap and bringing home a pet. It is a good idea to look critically at the space you have at home and consider if you need to move to a larger property to ensure you have room for a pet. In this blog London Mums look at the most popular pets for Londoners and how you could welcome one into your family.
Exclusive interview! Sex Pistols’ bassist and song-writer Glen Matlock on his latest political rock albumFeb 06 2023
977 Sex Pistols bassist and Rock Hall Of Fame inductee Glen Matlock has inked a new worldwide deal with Cooking Vinyl, which will see the label release Glen’s long-awaited, timely and politically pertinent new solo album Consequences Coming on 27 April 2023. Matlock’s new deal with Cooking Vinyl will additionally see the label re-release two of his previous solo albums: 2010’s Born Running, and 2018’s critically acclaimed Good To Go (which is possibly my favourite album of the past decade).
How to help whilst waiting for an ambulanceFeb 05 2023
If you are first on the scene and find someone who has collapsed or had an accident, what you do in those first minutes is critical.
Ambulance target time to get to a life-threatening emergency within eight minutes. However, in the current climate, this is just not happening and even with life-threatening emergencies you may be waiting considerably longer. The first aid you give whilst waiting for the ambulance often means the difference between life and death. At the moment the NHS is under increasing strain and the UK’s ambulance service is under more pressure than ever. The London Ambulance Service is currently receiving more than 8,000 emergency calls a day. In addition, many of their teams are stuck in A&E trying to handover patients.
Kew Gardens’ Orchid festival returns for 2023 (4 February – 5 March 2023)Feb 04 2023
Kew Gardens’ much-loved Orchid festival returns to the Princess of Wales Conservatory from Saturday 4 February to Sunday 5 March 2023. This year it takes inspiration from the beauty and biodiversity of Cameroon.
Orchids 2023 is a vibrant celebration of colour to brighten up the winter months. And we all need it. It is the first time Kew’s Orchid festival will celebrate an African nation. Encompassing a series of stunning horticultural displays and living sculptures, the festival takes places across the ten different climatic zones which make up Kew’s state-of-the-art Princess of Wales Conservatory, replicating a series of fascinating global ecosystems under one roof.
Film Review: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish starring Antonio BanderasFeb 03 2023
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish was beyond my expectations. I walked into the cinema with low expectations, and came out completely overwhelmed with this masterpiece. Before I knew it was I was reintroduced to my favourite talking, walking and sword swinging cat portrayed by Antonio Banderas returning as the role after 11 years.
I loved seeing Puss in Boots return for yet another adventure, and thought they might ruin him but that was far from the truth. The Last Wish consistently delivers good jokes for young and old, which results in a fantastic movie, enjoyed by all ages. The movie includes dazzling visuals with both the computer-animated style we saw in previous movies like Shrek as well as more hand-drawn techniques and a brand new painterly style to bring the fairy tale paintings to life. Check out why I loved it so much. It comes out in UK cinemas today.
Mums and sleep deprivationFeb 03 2023
Mums and sleep deprivation … we can all relate. I see Meta has employed a paediatric sleep deprivation therapist, suggesting it thinks its parenting-employees need lessons in getting their kids to sleep, too much indulging going on, too much lost sleep, impacting negatively on their Precious Productivity. Oh dear…
Companies want it all. And we want it all, don’t we. The Career. The Marriage. The Kids.