How To Loosen Tennis Strings
Jan27

How To Loosen Tennis Strings

Tennis rackets have evolved massively over the years. Wooden rackets were common place until Jimmy Connors started using a steel racket in the 1970s. Seeing the power he could generate, including his comprehensive victory over Ken Rosewall in 1974, led to many more players switching to metal rackets. Aluminium was the material of choice for many players, and in the early 1980s graphite appeared on the scene, which is still common...

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Newton Crib Mattress vs Naturepedic
Jan25

Newton Crib Mattress vs Naturepedic

When my wife and I bought Mia’s crib for the nursery, I didn’t realise there would be so many options for crib mattresses. Towards the higher end of the market there are organic ones, which are breathable, but you can also get cheaper ones which have fewer features. There are also portable crib mattresses if you want your little one to sleep in different locations It goes without saying that safety should be your number one priority,...

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Why Are Tennis Courts Blue?
Jan23

Why Are Tennis Courts Blue?

With the Australian Open in full swing, I’ve been watching the tennis highlights every day. My money is on Djokovic on the men’s side (although I think Tsitsipas might win a major tournament this year…so it could be this one) and probably Halep for the women. Let’s see if I’m right in a week or so 🙂 The Aussie Open is the first of the four main tennis events of the year; Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the U.S Open make up the...

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5 Best Portable Crib Mattresses
Jan15

5 Best Portable Crib Mattresses

Your baby’s comfort and safety is essential when it comes to their sleeping arrangements. But there is also a practical element to consider. As well as in their crib or bassinet, sometimes your baby might need a nap in a playpen. This is where a portable crib mattress can be really useful, to make things comfortable for your baby, and easier for you to deal with all those little naps during the day. What is a portable crib mattress?...

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15 Benefits Of Being Bilingual
Jan10

15 Benefits Of Being Bilingual

Those of you who have followed my blog for a while will probably have guessed that I’m a native English speaker. However, what you may not know is that my wife is Russian, and that we’ve decided to raise our daughter in a bilingual household. It’s one of the many parenting topics we’ve discussed at length over the past few years. Mia is currently 3 and a half and she can speak both languages fairly well,...

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