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Unexpected Snow during Fireworks Night

November has only just begun and already parts of County Durham have experienced the first snow this winter. Bonfire night was set to be a blast, but instead, snowfall in the early hours of Tuesday morning left an icy chill in the air. Around two inches of snow fell in Teesdale, Weardale, and other areas, leaving houses and cars heavily blanketed. Drivers faced disruption on the roads, and residents in the area had to take extra care when venturing out to watch the fireworks. Bonfire night is a fantastic time of year to brave the cold and celebrate, but it is important to keep yourself and, in particular, your little ones safe throughout the evening. At outdoor events like this,...

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Teach your baby to swim

Here at Eskeez, we’re especially aware how many of our friends and customers are parents themselves, just like our founder Karen. We like to promote an active lifestyle, so we thought we’d share with you some key information about getting your baby comfortable and safe in the water. Many parents will agree it’s very important to get children used to being around water from a young age, so they’re not panicked if they ever fall in and being able to swim to the nearest solid object. But how do you get started? What organised classes are available? There are a number of services out there that offer quality classes for parent/baby swimming.Water Babies and Puddleducks are just two that can be found...

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The Rising Cost of ‘Back to School’

With kids going back to school this week, you will have no doubt spent the last 2 weeks doing the stressful back-to-school shop. This year it may have been even more stressful than before; compared to last year, the cost for sending children back to school has soared by 27% in just one year. It now costs on average £224.16 to send your child back to school compared to £177 in 2012. Most of this cost is on clothing - the children's uniform, shoes and sports kit. And given the unpredictable weather, you are now forced to buy sports gear for every possible climate. Buy Quality that Lasts But there is one way you can save during the winter months,...

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Ways to Stay Warm On Your Motorcycle This Winter

There are still some great dry and bright days throughout the winter season to justify a run out enjoying the roads. This will mean though that you have to protect yourself from the cold and the drastic wind chill. In order to beat the chill you will have to know how to protect yourself to make your riding much more enjoyable. Times have changed and textiles are improving all the time to ensure you are well insulated. We know a lot more now about how to keep warm than ever before, technology is well ahead of a decade ago and learning the art of staying warm can provide some great riding times ahead. So, we 've come up with some...

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Keeping Warm This Winter

When working or playing outdoors in extreme temperatures, it is imperative that your core temperature is maintained in order to function properly and to enjoy your activity. Understanding this and knowing how to stave off a drop in body temperature makes all the difference to your performance and could even save your life. A resting adults core body temperature is 37°C or 98°F. A change of 2 degrees in either direction is serious, 5 degrees potentially fatal if not amended. How Does My Body Protect Against The Cold? It is easy when you are busy or distracted not to notice that you are losing body heat until effects manifest themselves physically such as the cooling of the fingers and toes....

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