Friday 23 July 2021

Dating In Your 60's - How To Make It Work

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It's a fallacy that men and women over 60 aren't interested in building romantic relationships. You may have different dating challenges like you did when you were younger. However, many people over the age of 60 look for love, find it and marry yearly. Life after 60 can be purposeful, and establishing a dating life can be done! Continue reading to learn how to get through this new phase of your life.

Commit to making your intentions clear from the get-go

It's a common misconception that older couples do not need to know much about their partners like younger couples do. However, relationships differ for many people, and with that much experience from life, you will want to make things more transparent early on. Consider a cohabitation agreement if you want to commit to the relationship long term. Be sure to keep in touch regularly, especially if it's distance as any of you aren't getting younger. For example, making a k1 visa application for your partner is an excellent way of committing to your relationship. It is preferable to do so with the help of an immigration lawyer or other legal counsel.

Use dating sites

A senior dating site is a convenient place to meet a pool of people in their 60s. Everyone else on the site is your age group and has expressed an interest in dating and relationships by creating a profile. The best thing about dating sites is that they aren't like meeting people in bars, which appeal to a much younger audience. Senior dating sites are a great way to find a partner and fill your romantic void.

Let go of the past

In your 60s, you will probably have a lot of emotional load and trauma, so that another romantic relationship will require tact and common sense. You will want to teach yourself to avoid unnecessary comparisons to ex-lovers or deceased ones because no one likes to be compared to their predecessor all the time. 

Professional help

You've probably been through a couple of divorces by the time you're 60 or widowed. To make things work, you will have to perform some personal growth work with a reputable therapist before you truly enter the world of dating. Working with a therapist for a few months before getting involved with anyone is a good idea to get rid of any emotional scars and learn new healthy communication and relationship skills.

Seek support from family and friends

Determine which friends and family members will be supportive and eager to hear about your dating adventures regularly. Only tell them about your new relationship. Avoid people who constantly make negative remarks such as, "finding love at your age is difficult," and so on. Working with a coach specialising in senior dating can help if you can't think of anyone to seek support from in your life. You have someone rooting for you and standing by your side, someone with whom you can email and share your triumphs and setbacks.

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Sunday 11 July 2021

Reasons To Outsource As A Freelancer

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When running your own business, there’s a lot to do and not a lot of time to do it. You can be responsible for sales, marketing, finance and IT. All of these things take time and effort to get right and there will come a tipping point where you might want to think about outsourcing certain tasks.

What reasons might you have for looking at outsourcing certain tasks within your business to help you grow and scale?

You don’t have the time

There aren’t enough hours in the day when you are your own boss. Unless you want to be pulling all-nighters to get things done, then outsourcing is a good option for you. Offload admin tasks to a virtual assistant and use an answering service so that you’re not constantly fielding phone calls. Companies like can provide office addresses and mail handling services for you so you can find a balance.

It’s taking you away from your core business

In order to keep making money and being successful, you’re going to have to devote as much time as possible to your core business activities. Getting bogged down in other tasks can reduce your ability to get your work done. Before you know it, your revenues will be affected or you’ll risk burnout trying to get everything done.

In order to get back to doing what you’re good at, outsource as many tasks as possible in order to get the time you need back.

You don’t have the skills

Sometimes, it’s not about the time element, it’s about the skills. Perhaps you’re just not very good at the financial aspect of business and need a bookkeeper or an accountant. Or you might try to market your business on social media or get it to the first page on Google, but just can’t get the hang of it. When it comes to areas like finances and taxes, you need to make sure that everything is done correctly or you could be financially liable for mistakes.

There are entire industries out there dedicated to providing these services to you. So take advantage of them and improve those elements of your business that you don’t have the aptitude for.

There’s also the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your business is being looked after by people with the right kind of knowledge and expertise.

As an alternative to hiring

The economy is fickle and your business can expand and contract along with the economy. It’s difficult to hire in these uncertain times. You don’t want to be in the position of having to lay someone off of run-up debts to pay salaries.

Outsourcing is the perfect way to get the skills your need into your business but without the commitment of employing people full time.


Economies all over the world are growing their self-employed industries and more and more people decide to go into business for themselves. There comes a point in most people’s professional lives when they need to start removing some of the administrative burdens off their own shoulders in order to thrive. Whatever your reason, you’ll be glad that you made the move.

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Wednesday 7 July 2021

4 Gift Ideas That Every Expectant Parent Will Be Grateful For


Expecting a new baby is exciting--especially for first-time parents. Whether an unexpected surprise or a much-longed-for child, there’s a lot to prepare prior to their arrival.

If someone you know and love is in this position, you may be wondering how you can help them and what gifts they will be grateful for as well as giving you the opportunity to show that you care about them as a family.

The first stage would be to ask them, but there are some things that are best offered if you have the means.

Here is a list of four different ideas to help you to decide what gifts you can buy for expectant parents and their new arrival.

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  1. Stroller and Accessories

A stroller is on top of most expectant parents to buy list.

This will obviously depend on your budget and your relationship with the expectant parents. However, strollers can be expensive, especially if they include all of the mod-cons designed with the convenience of everyday living in mind.
There are a huge amount of strollers and accessories on the market. Just look at this range of Venicci products here and you’ll see strollers designed to cover a wide range of needs from the newborn phase to casual toddler use. Some even include car seats for ease of transition from the stroller to the car.

Of course, this is quite an investment and will be useful for several years so even offering a contribution will be gratefully received.

  1. Neutral Clothes

Do you know how many outfits per day a baby goes through? It’s a lot. It can be hugely tempting to buy the cutest little fluffy outfits for a new baby, but they’re often uncomfortable and unworn. Instead, buy neutral clothing made from soft and breathable fabrics void of things that can fall off and get swallowed. Parents will be grateful to find a package of onesies when they’re on their 5th outfit change of the day!

  1. Baby Milestone  Memory Books

A baby milestone book is a wonderful way for new parents to remember the stages that their little one’s pregnancy and the first year.

Having everything written down in one place makes it much easier to revisit those memories at a later date.

These books will include things like mother’s pregnancy cravings, birth story, first words, favourite TV shows etc.

There will also be room in them to print off pictures to add to the book for the baby to look back on at a later date.

  1. Food Delivery

Getting to grips with a new baby can be incredibly exhausting. The first thing that new parents should do is precisely the thing they lack the energy to do- eat food.
A nice gift could be delivering fresh homecooked meals for them to heat and eat, or arrange takeout to be delivered if you’re less of a cook.

Alternatively, if the parents want to cook but have no time to grocery shop, arranging a grocery delivery with nutritious foods or a meal kit subscription can help exhausted parents considerably

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