The symptoms of a mosquito bite are often mild, superficial and easy to treat. However, in some instances certain symptoms can be a sign of a weakened immune system, or even a side effect of a more serious health condition. Here, I describe the symptoms of a mosquito bite, discusses what should be considered mild, moderate and sever, and advises when you should consult your doctor. Continue reading >
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Camping can be difficult, especially if you are constantly exhausted by the scorching weather or find yourself unable to cope with the stuffy conditions inside your own tent. In this page, I discuss the do’s and don’ts of camping during a heat wave and make suggestions about essential items that every camper should pack. Continue reading >
Camping in wet weather can seem like a rather bleak and dismal experience, however there are steps that you can take to minimalise dampness and ensure that you have a dry, warm and even enjoyable experience. Here, I discuss how to keep safe during a downpour and talks about ways of keep yourself amused until the weather eases off.
Camping in wet weather
When the sun is shining and the weather seems to be on your side, camping can seem like a brilliant idea, a chance to get some fresh air and enjoy the great outdoors. However, this notion often goes south as soon as the first raincloud appears and you realise that you are miles away from concrete walls, central heating and your Netflix account. Continue reading >
Mosquitoes are small, bloodsucking insects that usually inhabit hot, humid countries such as Africa, South America and some regions of the USA. Labelled ‘the most dangerous animal in the world’ by some, these little bugs are infamous for transmitting deadly diseases like zika and malaria. Here, I discusses whether these parasitical flies deserve their reputation and talk about my top 10 tips for preventing mosquito bites. Continue reading >
Camping is an economic and popular child-friendly alternative to caravanning and hotels. You can introduce your child to the wonders of the great outdoors and take some much needed time away from technology, enjoying the natural scenery and wildlife of your surroundings.
However, it can also be very difficult to know exactly what to take with you, especially if space is a finite resource. What you should bring can rely on a lot of different variables – the weather, the campsite and the location. Children, by nature are also unpredictable, so you might find yourself planning for quite a few different scenarios, often including items that have no value and are just taking up much needed room in the car.
Below, I have constructed a list of basic essentials that you will most likely need on your camping trip, particularly if you plan on taking the children. Continue reading >