Andy Beard the MD of Selwood Products who founded the company in 2004 regularly blogs about his thoughts on life and business.

Caring for your Christmas Tree

James Nicholls Andy

Having a real Christmas tree is a wonderful experience, the smell, the look can trump the artificial counterpart. But how do you keep a real tree looking prim for the entire season? This little guide will help you keep the real thing looking amazing throughout. Which One? Scotch Pine – Traditional scent and strong branches will hold onto their needles …

Cool Mums – Keep It Real Heroes

James Nicholls Andy

Mum blogs, they are so popular covering many topics and representing a group that are so very proud of being mums. Writing about the trials and tribulations that come along with having kids, new mums look to these for guidance. Advice and support this is invaluable, getting the new ideas for days out days in and just surviving life in general. …

Be in the know with our update on Booster Seat changes

Leanne Livall Andy

It’s a minefield of choice when it comes to parenting – prime example; shopping for car seats and booster seats. As a parent myself i have enjoyed/endured shopping trips to select car seats and then booster seats! Negotiating with not just the sales adviser but your child too…Does the light purple one really offer better protection than the dark purple …

Top Ten Toys for Christmas…even though its only July!

Leanne Livall Andy

It’s a heatwave, it’s tropical outside and yes, we are talking about Christmas! It sounds mad given the current temperatures across the UK, but this week Hamleys unveiled their Top Ten Toys for Christmas 2015 identifying what they believe will be top sellers for the festive period this year. Christmas is probably the very last thing on your mind right now, …

School trips that are leaving parents broke – and incensed!

Andy Beard Andy

We all remember school trips from our youth, perhaps to the local museum or even the seaside, armed with a packed lunch, a clipboard and waterproof! Our parents may well have contributed a few pounds here and there for the bus and if we were lucky we had pocket money for an ice-cream or a pencil from the gift shop! …

Pocket money pay outs rise faster than inflation!

Andy Beard Andy, News 0 Comments

Pocket money – small change for children to line their pockets, as a reward for helping round the house, doing some chores and thus learning the value of working for a monetary reward. Its an age old system where parents reward their children with a few pennies to be put towards sweets or small toys. Most of us, as children, …

Year six students to become the new food police?

Andy Beard Andy, News 0 Comments

Should school children be given the responsibility to judge another child’s packed lunch? Or should this role lay with adults alone? Latest plans a foot for school children in Hull include allowing pupils in year six to judge whether younger children’s packed lunches are healthy or not? The school in question has handed this role over to their ten year …