Do I have a future proof bathroom?
Jun13

Do I have a future proof bathroom?

I know I keep talking about it, but literally every time I have a shower in my new bathroom I am just incredibly happy. My bathroom is beautiful and I waited so long for it. Seriously, if you’d spent four years with a pink bathroom from 1987 with everything broken, you would be happy too. But the scary thing is, when that awful pink bathroom was installed, it was probably cutting edge. The very latest fashion. Over the years it...

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Should kids have smartphones?
Jun09

Should kids have smartphones?

If your child is in Year 6 or 7 now, you’ve probably pondered whether or not they should have a smartphone. I don’t know of any kids who start secondary school these days without a phone, but do they need access to the internet and social media at the age of just 11? It’s a difficult question and I can see both sides of the argument. A smartphone means kids can be accessing things you don’t want them to see on...

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The new bathroom and our ONE mistake
Jun06

The new bathroom and our ONE mistake

Regular readers will know we recently got our ensuite bathroom done after a very long wait. Our old bathroom was horrible and virtually un-useable – the toilet didn’t flush and the shower had only one temperature (boiling), it had become somewhere used only for brushing our teeth and washing hands and faces. We were determined to get our new bathroom right. And we really did. It is beautiful. But we did just make one small...

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Pharmacy hassles sorted
Jun01

Pharmacy hassles sorted

As a mum, like most mums I’m sure, I seem to spend an awful lot of time hanging around pharmacies. It doesn’t help that I need lots of regular treatments myself, for my acne and eczema, plus there’s the ad-hoc bits and pieces that kids seem to need from time-to-time. Over the last few years, I’ve spent a lot of time frequenting the hospital pharmacy, because that is the only place you can get Roaccutane, but...

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Don’t advertise that you’re on holiday!
May30

Don’t advertise that you’re on holiday!

As a blogger, I love sharing a photo on social media as much as the next person. Probably a bit more than the next person, to be honest. And we all know that the absolute nicest photos to share are holiday photos. But here’s the thing. YOU DON’T HAVE TO SHARE THEM WHILE YOU ARE ON HOLIDAY. Every time I come back from holiday, I put photos on social media and say ‘I’ve just got back from Padstow/ Rome/...

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The home office
May25

The home office

I’ve been working at home on my own for over four years now and can honestly say it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. Lots of people who work at home have a dedicated office space (or office corner!), but I’m a bit of a fidget, so the location of my home office varies depending on: my mood, the light, the temperature, the device I need to be using etc etc… The closest thing I have to a home office...

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