Home improvements – if money were no object… #ad
Mar23

Home improvements – if money were no object… #ad

This post contains a sponsored link #ad Every spring, we do some sort of home improvements. We moved into our house in 2014 and it needed a lot of work. We replaced the upstairs bathroom immediately, then the kitchen the following year – which desperately need doing. A year later, we did the downstairs toilet and in 2018, my favourite thing – our ensuite bathroom. It is beautiful now, but before it was so bad that if it...

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Karndean brings excitement to your children’s rooms #ad
Feb09

Karndean brings excitement to your children’s rooms #ad

This is a sponsored post #ad Children and teenagers require stability, and change can offset their rest patters more than we realise. It’s easy to think that once they are taller than us, that our kids are all grown up, but teenagers are still children with a lot of developing to do! When it comes to their bedrooms you need to be sure that they have a place that is secure and comfortable, to provide stability and fuel their...

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Our garden: Getting to grips with the grass #ad
May27

Our garden: Getting to grips with the grass #ad

This is a sponsored post #ad I wrote only yesterday about our garden and the challenges with have with finding the right plants to fit in the right places in our borders. It has been a long learning process and we still don’t really have it completely sussed. But I didn’t mention our grass. Our garden is predominantly grass, and we’re lucky that we’ve got quite a lot of it. It’s good for kicking a ball...

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Planning your teenager’s future with MyTutor #ad
May19

Planning your teenager’s future with MyTutor #ad

In return for an honest review of MyTutor, I have received payment for this post and my son has received an hour-long session with a MyTutor tutor.  The teenage years are a minefield. Not only are they juggling hormones and friendships, they also need to be thinking about their futures. Planning for the future starts pretty early – in year 9 (or even year 8 in some schools) – when they take their GCSE options. Things get...

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Decorating ready for Christmas
Nov12

Decorating ready for Christmas

This is a collaborative post. So it’s mid-November now and, as regular readers know, I’m a bit of a Scrooge. But I’m also a realist. Christmas doesn’t happen by magic (if only it did, eh?), it takes some work! Usually by mums. And it’s best to start that work in November. Although it’s still a few more weeks until most of us start decorating our houses ready for Christmas, now is a good time to take...

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How to decide between gas and electric central heating
Nov07

How to decide between gas and electric central heating

This is a paid collaborative post.  November is here and I’m sure everyone else is feeling as cold as I am. We try not to put our central heating on too often or too early in the year, but we’ve now accepted the that the timer is on and the heating is going to be coming on twice a day for the next few months! Let’s face it, when you live in colder climates like the UK, central heating is pretty much essential....

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