Red Letter Days – A Better Family Christmas Present!

Red Letter Days – A Better Family Christmas Present! I love Christmas Day, not because I’m religious, we simply don’t celebrate for that reason in this house, but because it’s a time to get the family together and enjoy some lovely company with good food and the all important presents. I prefer the giving to the receiving and seeing the looks on other people’s faces as they open their treats is treat enough for me! We do make everyone wait […]

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Incredibly Cool Facts About Babies That Will Amaze You

Incredibly Cool Facts About Babies That Will Amaze You Babies are amazing little people, and their antics are so much fun to watch. Every baby has its own unique personality, and it is a delight to watch them grow up. Whilst only parents can really understand what it’s like to have a baby, we can all enjoy spending time with our friends’ and family’s little ones. There are so many amazing things to know about babies, and we will probably […]

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TEN!

TEN! Ten years ago today we were in Lagos on the Algarve getting married after 10 years of being together and one baby. A few days ago we went to the beach in Cromer (because, well, Portugal is rather out this year) and took some pictures in our wedding clothes. It all still fits, dress and all!

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4 Ways To Make The Best Of Your Garden This Autumn

4 Ways To Make The Best Of Your Garden This Autumn As the UK is seemingly preparing for another lockdown, it looks like we may all be spending a lot more time at home. During the Spring and Summer of 2020, many of us lucky enough to have access to our own garden spaces will understand the positive impact that having a change of scene can have on our overall physical and mental wellbeing.  However, these gorgeous outdoor spaces we […]

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How to Pay a Better Price for a Diamond Ring

How to Pay a Better Price for a Diamond Ring The obvious starting point when hunting for a diamond is picking the shape and carat weight minimum you want, and then start working your way down the list to investigate areas where you might be willing to compromise in order to make your requirements for your budget: How to cut the 4 C’s Clarity is an area where you can easily drop a notch or two on the scale without […]

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Giving Your Garden Tools The Care They Need

Giving Your Garden Tools The Care They Need Whether you’re looking to revitalise your garden or simply trying to give it the necessary care and maintenance to get it through the years, your tools are going to play a vital role in any green-thumbed activity you have in mind. However, if you don’t take care of your gardening tools, they’re going to have a hard time taking care of you. To that end, here’s how to keep your tools in […]

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Real Life Pinterest!

Real Life Pinterest! There’s nothing like a bit of Pinterest action when you’re doing up your house but absolutely nothing beats seeing the real thing in the flesh and my friend Sam right now is showing me what it’s all about with her amazing house design as she completely reshapes her home into something spectacular. She keeps me regularly updates with her plans and the pictures look absolutely amazing – as does her home. Especially since she had her parquet […]

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3 Design Ideas To Inspire Your Family-Friendly Kitchen

3 Design Ideas To Inspire Your Family-Friendly Kitchen Kitchens are the most important room in the home, and with the potential to add up to 4% to your property value, even the real estate market agrees. More than monetary gain, however, kitchens are also very relevant to rearing a family. Children love to eat, resulting in the need for pantry and table space, especially for an ever-growing family. Hence, kitchens need to accommodate the entire family. So, where exactly do you start when […]

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Reverse mortgages and retirement – the options

Reverse mortgages and retirement – the options Retirement has many upsides, and I don’t need to list them out here. But suffice to say, when you get to retirement age, you’ve earned your rest, and some time in the sun. Now for the bad news – retirement generally means getting paid much less. And while many people hope to have paid off their mortgage by that time, the best laid plans don’t always come to fruition. This is why reverse […]

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Common Problems Mums Face When Your Kids Go To School

Common Problems Mums Face When Your Kids Go To School Certain times in your life will stand out above all the rest. Giving birth to your children, your child’s first steps and their first word are huge life events. But, one that perhaps doesn’t get as much attention is the first day of school. At some point, your kids will be old enough to head off into primary school. As a mother, this gives you a whole host of conflicting […]

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