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9:30 am Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon
Feb 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Monkey Mayhem @ The Beacon | England | United Kingdom
Pre-school stay and play session with bouncy castle and ball pit. Buy tickets on the door – no booking required.   Dates Every Monday & Friday (except Bank Holidays). Price £3.70 per child or £5.70[...]
10:00 am Book and DVD Sale @ Burghfield L... @ Burghfield Library
Book and DVD Sale @ Burghfield L... @ Burghfield Library
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm
Book and DVD Sale @ Burghfield Library @ Burghfield Library
Book and DVD sale  Monday 18 – Saturday 23 February at Burghfield Library, nothing more than £1. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35189
10:00 am Indoor Bounce & Inflatables for ... @ Swindon MECA
Indoor Bounce & Inflatables for ... @ Swindon MECA
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Indoor Bounce & Inflatables for Halfterm @ Swindon MECA | England | United Kingdom
Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February 2019 10am – 4pm (Daily) UNLIMITED PLAY Bouncy Castles (up to 10yrs) Inflatable Obstacle Course (up to 10yrs) Toddler Soft Play (0-4yrs) 0-6 Months – Free Under 4’s –[...]
10:00 am Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Monday Rhymetime @ Thatcham Library @ Thatcham Library | England | United Kingdom
Monday Rhymetime at Thatcham Library Rhymetime for under 3’s at Thatcham Library. Every Monday in term time, 10.00-10.20am. For more information, please contact the library. Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30286
10:00 am Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum
Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Music Mondays, Wantage @ Vale & Downland Museum | England | United Kingdom
For under 5s – come and join Music Mondays.  Join in with traditional songs and rhymes accompanied by live music. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Spaces are limited so please book in advance[...]
1:30 pm Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Lib... @ Theale Library
Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Lib... @ Theale Library
Feb 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Duplo Play Sessions @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Duplo Play Sessions For toddlers and preschoolers: Mondays, 1.30-3.00pm all year round Wednesdays. 10.45am-12.15pm half-term and holidays An informal session to have fun with Duplo. Younger siblings welcome – we have a few baby toys to[...]
1:45 pm Let’s Talk About the Old Days @ ... @ Theale Library
Let’s Talk About the Old Days @ ... @ Theale Library
Feb 18 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Let's Talk About the Old Days @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Let’s Talk About the Old Days Regular events for older people – Carers welcome. 3rd Monday each month, starts 19th November. Please call or email ahead if you wish to attend – For more information,[...]
2:00 pm Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Coffee & Craft @ Pangbourne Library @ Pangbourne Library | Pangbourne | England | United Kingdom
Coffee and Craft Every Monday in term time, 2.00-4.00pm at Pangbourne Library. Drop in and bring any craft with you. For more information, please contact the library. http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30285 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/
2:15 pm Family History Sessions @ Theale... @ Theale Library
Family History Sessions @ Theale... @ Theale Library
Feb 18 @ 2:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Family History Sessions @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Family History Sessions Every Monday, 2.20pm-4.45pm at Theale Library. Learn to use Ancestry.com for your personal research. No need to book, just drop in. For more information, please contact the library. http://info.westberks.gov.uk/article/30287 Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook:[...]
4:00 pm VICI Kitchen! Pancakes and Frenc... @ Vici Academy
VICI Kitchen! Pancakes and Frenc... @ Vici Academy
Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
VICI Kitchen! Pancakes and French - Children Workshop! @ Vici Academy | England | United Kingdom
Learn to make French Crêpes (so practise new vocabulary), then we bake (to learn lots of action verbs), then we cook (just like French Chefs!) and of course, WE EAT (and play French shop!). The fun of the kitchen is also[...]

Digital Decluttering Tips

While many of us have switched onto the power of a decluttered home, even the most organised of us could do with a digital declutter.

There was even an awareness day on 12 February, called “Clear out your computer day” dedicated to cleaning out your computer. The aim is to encourage people to give their PC both a digital and physical clean. One day, however, is as good as any other to at least make a start on this.

Decluttering expert Jo Cooke from Tapioca Tidy agrees. She works with families that need a little bit of help and motivation when it comes to staying organised. Her work also brings into contact with hoarders, and she has co-founded a Community Interest Company called Hoarding Disorders UK. She is noticing that digital clutter is becoming more and more prevalent.

She says: “Clutter is not just physical but it is mental and digital too.  We can become just as overwhelmed by a virtual clutter as we can with our physical surroundings.  With a need to absorb and collect information – be it from newspapers, TV, but also from emails – we have become a nation of information hoarders.  Not only do we cut out recipes from Sunday newspapers, we buy cookery books and also scan them too.

“We have access to electronic information from the internet 24 hours a day and the temptation of information to download, photos to scan, PDF documents to save, then lead to needing more online storage. Many people hoard information – and now there is also a way of storing it digitally. This often lead so difficulties with so much on it, the overloaded computer slows down or fails to function as it should more computers, laptops, iPads and further electronic space are purchased. The same applies to mobile phones. With new applications being made constantly available for maps, restaurants, on line banking, diets and so on – phones slow down and some people are unable to use their phone for its intended purpose because of the sheer amount of information stored.”

Jo has written a book called “Understanding Hoarding” includes these tips for managing digital clutter:

  1. Unsubscribe

Unsubscribe to blogs that lead you to distraction and clog up your inbox.  Avoid the temptation to put them in a folder to read later.  Choose your favourite and don’t feel as if you are missing out. Most emails allow you the options of unsubscribing or you can use Unroll.me

  1. Desktop

Just as a cluttered room can lead to feeling of stress, a cluttered desktop can have the same impact.   Create a folder if need be to keep documents you are working on in one place and delete as many icons as you can.

  1. Turn off notifications

Turn off notifications and you will feel less burdened by the need to read, react and respond.  Review who you follow on social media and unfollow. Allocate time during your day to look at social media and be mindful of your social media use.

  1. Remember to empty

We quite often forget that we need to permanently delete items from the recycling bin.  It is worth doing this regularly just in the same way as it to delete your downloads folder and this is quite often overlooked.  Downloads can take up a great deal of digital space.

  1. Switch off

Be mindful as to how much time you spend on your phone and try to spend quality time with friends and family- physically, not virtually. Take a walk and disconnect from the digital world.  Learn to switch off and you’ll feel so much better and so less stressed and overwhelmed by digital overload.

 

 

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