May 2015 Archive

A computer or a tablet?

29 May 2015 09:30:09

If you’re looking to get online, there are basically two options: a personal computer or a tablet. But which one should you choose?

If you’re looking to get online there are basically two options: a personal computer or a tablet. But which one should you choose?

Personal computers

A personal computer (or laptop) is the more traditional choice. However, if you’re not familiar with a computer it may take you some time to master it. Unlike other home appliances, even basic things like starting and turning off PCs can be challenging with login questions and passwords. Also, some of the keyboard combinations are counter intuitive, especially if you use two fingers to type. Double clicking on a mouse can also prove problematic for some people as it requires specific fine motor skills.

The main benefit of choosing a computer is that there is lots of instructional material and support out there. Most local councils offer free computer training. There are also national initiatives run by charities to help get you started.

Tablets

Whilst a relatively new invention, tablets such as the iPad are increasingly popular. The touch-screen interfaces are often easier to learn to use and you can browse the news, read emails or video chat within a couple of touches.

The touchscreen is also the main downside as the icons can be too small or too close to each. However, if this causes a problem you can buy a sponge tip stylus pen which will help. If you find typing on the on-screen keyboard difficult, you could consider using speech recognition which comes as standard on more recent tablets.

Costs

Price-wise, both computers and tablets range from anywhere between £150 up to over £1000. Many of the more expensive models have features that may not be relevant to you so it’s a good idea to start off with a more affordable model and upgrade over time.

While cheaper can often be just as good

It’s best to start off by testing

When deciding which one is better, another good idea is to test both ahead of time. Ask a family member or carer to bring along their own devices for you to try.

A computer or a tablet?

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Choice Magazine - 28th May 2015

28 May 2015 16:32:35

Sandals with socks have the ability to divide the nation as much as Marmite or a General Election. Some detest the look while others love the comfort...

Sandals with Socks: How to avoid the style police http://www.choicemag.co.uk/category/enjoy_life/_sandals_with_socks__how_to_avoid_the_style_poli

Sandals with socks

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Save £6 on our Tired Legs Cream

26 May 2015 16:15:28

Boost your circulation and revitalise your tired and aching legs. Normally £14, we're offering you the chance to buy it for only £8, for a limited time only, saving you £6.

Boost your circulation and revitalise your tired and aching legs. This beautifully-rich, sweet-smelling cream is packed with natural moisturisers and contains the essential oils of Eucalyptus, Tangerine, Lemon and Lavender.

It's the perfect 'pick-me-up' after gardening, walking or when you've been on your feet all day. Its anti-inflammatory and decongestant properties will help stimulate your circulation and soothe tired and aching legs. Free from artificial colourings and fragrances, it's also kind to sensitive skin.

Normally £14, we're offering you the chance to buy it for only £8, for a limited time only, saving you £6. To take advantage of this great offer, add a pot of Tired Legs Cream to your basket today.

Click here to view our Tired Legs Cream.

Terms and Conditions

This offer is only available on in-stock items and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer ends at 11.59pm on Tuesday 2nd June 2015.

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Choice Magazine - 22nd May 2015

22 May 2015 16:18:17

If you suffer with swollen feet, finding footwear for a summer wedding or party can seem like ‘mission impossible’...

Summer Occasion Sandal http://www.choicemag.co.uk/category/enjoy_life/summer_occasion_sandal

Eve

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Regular exercise could add 5 years to your life

21 May 2015 11:37:51

According to recent research, regular exercise in old age has as powerful an effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking.

Are you a keen gardener? Do you enjoy regular, brisk walks? Do you swim, run or go to the gym? The good news is that if you exercise regularly, you could end up living longer.

A recent study analysed 5,700 elderly men in Norway. It showed that those doing three hours of exercise a week lived around five years longer than the sedentary. The study, conducted by Oslo University Hospital, found both light and vigorous exercise extended life expectancy.

The report said: "Even when men were 73 years of age on average at the start of follow-up, active people had five years longer expected lifetime than the sedentary."

It added that physical activity was as "beneficial as smoking cessation" at reducing deaths.

"Public health strategies in elderly men should include efforts to increase physical activity in line with efforts to reduce smoking."

Regular exercise could add 5 years to your life

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Buy 2 foot comfort products and get 15% off!

20 May 2015 12:46:47

Don't let painful feet or toes get you down this summer. Order any 2 foot comfort products and we'll give you 15% off!

Don't let painful feet or toes get you down this summer. Walk in comfort again with our special deal of the week. Order any 2 foot comfort products by 26th May 2015 and we'll give you 15% off! Enter the offer code: WDFC15 when prompted.

Say goodbye to problem nails and painful toes. Get soothing relief from painful heels and plantar fasciitis. Relieve painful pressure on your bunions. Or simply enjoy greater underfoot comfort with our range of specialist insoles and orthotics.

We've also got a great collection of sumptuous creams and lotions to get your feet in tip-top condition for the summer. Our podiatrist-recommended Foot Cream and Heel Cream will have your feet looking sandal-ready in no time. Terms and conditions apply.

Click here to view our Foot Comfort collection.

Terms and Conditions

To redeem this 15% off offer, add 2 or more foot comfort products to your basket and enter code WDFC15 when prompted. This offer only applies to items that are in stock. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. This offer expires on 26th May 2015. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time. Offer only applies to products in our Foot Comfort category.

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People's Friend Magazine - May 2015

14 May 2015 14:24:27

Do you help run a group, club or charity that benefits older people? Could your organisation do things better with a £500 award?

Our Community Award has been featured in the latest People's Friend's magazine...

Community Award

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Cat in a knot is saved by PDSA

13 May 2015 15:21:58

PDSA vets have saved the life of a mischievous moggie who got himself in a terrible tangle after gobbling up shoelaces and hair bands.

Cat who got himself in a knot is saved by PDSA

Vets from the PDSA, our chosen charity of the year, have saved the life of a mischievous moggie. He managed to get himself in a terrible tangle after gobbling up shoelaces and hair bands.

Black-and-white cat Garry, from Hove, went along to Brighton PDSA Pet Hospital for his annual booster, where PDSA vets discovered an extremely worrying large mass in his stomach.

The two-year-old cat was admitted for further tests, and worried owner Ana Barbosa was told to prepare for the worst, as a life-threatening tumour was suspected.

But during emergency exploratory surgery, PDSA vet Jess Maguire was stunned to discover shoe laces and hair bands, along with bits of plastic, in Garry’s stomach.

If left undetected, the items could have caused a potentially fatal blockage. The items had probably been eaten over a period of time, according to vets, and it was a miracle that the inquisitive feline wasn’t suffering any side-effects after his bizarre snacking habits.

Garry’s owner said: “Garry is a very cheeky little chap who has always preferred playing with human things instead of cat toys. But we had no idea he was actually eating them.

“I’d washed some laces from my trainers, which went missing. I never for one moment thought that Garry was the reason why! When I first heard it may be a tumour, I was devastated. My two boys and I all adore him. So although I was absolutely shocked to find out what the mass was, we were relieved to hear the good news that it wasn’t a tumour.”

Commenting on this case of ‘curiosity nearly killed the cat’, PDSA vet Jess Maguire urged owners to be vigilant where peckish pets are concerned:

“We often see dogs who have eaten odd things, but it is quite unusual for a cat to eat so many different items,” she said.

PDSA advises owners to speak to their vet at once if they suspect their pets have eaten something they shouldn’t.

Ana added: “We’re so grateful to PDSA for saving Garry’s life – he’s a big part of our family and we’d be heart-broken if we’d have lost him so young. Now we know how mischievous he can be, we’ll definitely be keeping a closer eye on him in future.”

PDSA is Cosyfeet's chosen charity for this year. We aim to raise £5000 to help the important job they do treating the sick and injured pets of people in need.

The PDSA gave Garry life-saving surgery
The PDSA gave Garry life-saving surgery

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Free delivery on Vionic Insoles

12 May 2015 16:32:51

Walk in comfort again with our Vionic insoles and get FREE delivery worth £4.75 for one week only! They're a cost-effective alternative to custom-made orthotics.

Walk in comfort again with our Vionic insoles and get FREE delivery worth £4.75 for one week only! Developed by a renowned podiatrist, Vionic offers a cost-effective alternative to expensive, custom-made orthotics. They help re-align the feet and lower body and reduce over-pronation (where the foot rolls in too much). This, in turn, can relieve heel pain, Plantar Fasciitis, knee pain, lower back pain and aching legs.

The full-length insole fits shoes with removable insoles including running shoes, walking boots and wider fitting work shoes. The ¾ length insole takes up less room so it's ideal for all types of standard, low-heeled footwear.

To take advantage of this offer, add the Vionic Unisex Full Length Orthotic and/or the Vionic Unisex ¾ Length Orthotic to your basket and enter the offer code WDVIFP when prompted. This offer ends on 19th May 2015 or while stocks last. Terms and conditions apply.

Click here to view our Vionic Insoles.

Terms and Conditions

To redeem our free delivery offer (UK standard) on our Unisex Vionic Insoles, add the Vionic Unisex Full Length Orthotic and/or Vionic Unisex ¾ Length Orthotic to your basket and enter the offer code WDVIFP when prompted. This offer expires at 11.59pm on 19th May 2015. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. We reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time. Offer only available on in-stock items. Offer only applies to product codes FVO and PVO.

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Oapschat - 11th May 2015

11 May 2015 12:33:49

If you or a loved one have a disability or a long-term illness, you’ll no doubt know that certain helpful products and services can be purchased VAT free...

Are You Or A Loved One Eligible For VAT Relief On Footwear? https://www.oapschat.co.uk/health/well-being/514-are-you-or-a-loved-one-eligible-for-vat-relief-on-footwear

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